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Welcome To DMCRacePromotions.com
We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. We promote top flight race meetings at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Tullyroan Oval
23/3/2019 @ 1pm - 6pm

Practice Day 2
All formulas welcome

Aghadowey Oval
30/3/2019 @ 6pm

2L National Bangers 2019 Irish Teams Championship
National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 8

Stock Rods
Superstox
Junior Productions

Tullyroan Oval
13/4/2019 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 9
2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Rookie Bangers
ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Round 1


 


 

 
Latest News
Easter Monday at Aghadowey Oval (April 22nd) will see the richest Stock Rod race meeting ever staged, as the oval racing world gathers to celebrate the memory of the much-missed Ballymoney legend Alan Connolly. The special Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy will see the top drivers in the Stock Rod formula from right across the British Isles travel to race in the former multi-World Champion's honour.

Already a fantastic £1800 of extra prize money has been donated by a number of companies including Trevor Hill Race Engines, Murray's of Randalstown, S McAfee & Son, McKinstry Skip Hire, Bell Building, NW Developments, Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs, Cirrus Plastics, DS Autos, Alex Hunter Race Prep and NIOvalTV.

As if that wasn't enough, in addition to the above there will also be a number of new parts and vouchers on offer- everything from race tyres to harnesses, shocks to exhausts and everything in between!!
These prizes have been kindly donated by LM Paints, Gilmore Engineering, Simpson Race Exhausts, Polleysport, Maxwell Freight Services, Gunner Motorsport, Racemart, DMD Air Art, SP Suspension, Edwards Motorsport, Redline Racing, Racewear Design, Lee Smart Racing, Muppet Motorsport, Chris Hamill Design, JMC Hydrographics and Rick Purdy Race Paint.

The aim is to not only enhance the winners prize fund, but also to have multiple grade and spot prizes throughout the afternoon. Former Stock Rods and National Hot Rods World Champion Glenn Bell has already signalled his intention to be on the grid, which should add some extra spice to the occasion.

Travel incentives are also available for visiting UK drivers, and ferry deals are available from Holyhead to Dublin for English based racers.
***Spedeworth/Incarace and HRP registered drivers can score National Points at this meeting***

Don't forget the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship takes place at Tullyroan Oval on Easter Saturday evening for those hoping to make a long weekend out of it!

It promises to be a festival of Stock Rod racing, a fitting tribute to one of the true gentlemen and legends of our sport.

The Stock Rods Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy, Aghadowey Oval, Easter Monday April 22nd 2019.

Further donations to the prize fund will be most welcome, anyone wishing to donate in any way please contact Ronnie McMillan or Darren Black or contact us at info@dmcracepromotions.com

Added: 13/02/19

The 2019 Race Dates for DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are now available to view on our website. With some huge events on offer, the new season looks to be one of our best to date!

British Championship showdowns for National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, Lightning Rods and Ninja Karts are sure to be highlights of the season ahead, whilst the in-form Stock Rods contest their European Championship and the ProStocks World Cup returns to Ulster once again.

Shamwreck 2019 for the Unlimited National Bangers, the National Championship for the all-action 1300 Stock Cars and the inaugural running of the Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods are other feature events which are sure to arouse huge interest amongst fans and drivers alike.

There’s something for everyone at DMC Race Promotions in 2019, and we hope to see you along to some of our events during the year.

Over the next few weeks we will be contacting our regular partners and sponsors, and if you would like to join us in 2019 to promote your company or brand, please contact us at info@dmcracepromotions.com or by PM to our Facebook page.


Added: 13/01/19

The Big Van Bangers headlined the annual festive meeting at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, and served up some fantastic action for the bumper crowd. Lisburn’s Rodney Herron avoided the carnage to land the 2018 Van-dalism title, whilst Ahoghill’s Karl Smyth overcame a huge 30+ car entry in the Rookie Bangers to take the feature race victory. Other winners at the Cirrus Plastics sponsored meeting were Lee Davison (Superstox), Steven Haugh (ProStocks) and Graham Meek (Junior Productions).

One of the best Big Van Bangers entries in recent years took to the track, and proceeded to put on three fantastic events. Dublin duo Stevo McGrath and Paul Gaffney did their best to block the track in the main Van-dalism race, with Leonard Dunn hitting the front before he lost out to a flying Stephen Boyd. Just when Boyd looked to have victory sewn up, he was taken out in style on the final lap, which opened the door for Rodney Herron to steal through for the win in his Transit. Dunn and Gaffney filled the podium
There were more huge hits in the Allcomers race, with Matthew McKinstry getting his Transit well and truly squashed for the second time in as many races! Dunn again led and proceeded to once again get involved in aggro with McGrath and Gaffney. Herron again took the honours, this time ahead of Gaffney who was the only other finisher. The pits crews worked miracles to return quite a field for the Destruction Derby, and once again some huge hits were handed out. Tony Gillespie’s LDV was all but destroyed, as it boiled down to a shoot-out between McGrath and Gaffney. Gaffney went in with the killer blow on the Tullyroan Bend to take the win, with McGrath awarded Entertainer of the Day.

Over 30 Rookie Bangers took to the circuit, and right from the off there was action galore right throughout the field. James Goodman and Josh McKinstry battled for the lead in heat one, with Goodman getting the nod at the line ahead of Ger O’Beirne and Aaron Eager. Heat two some more great racing, with McKinstry, Stephen Clarke and Paul O’Connor contesting the lead until they all tripped over each other on the back straight. That opened the door for Deano McGrath to take the victory over Josh Goligher and O’Beirne.
Again some amazing work in the pits returned almost 25 cars for the Final, with a battle quickly developing between McKinstry, Goligher and Karl Smyth. Smyth went in hard on Goligher on turn four, slipping through to take the chequered flag in some style. Goligher had to make do with second ahead of Eugene Cadden in third, after another action packed afternoon from the Rookies.

Debutant Simon Halligan had a start to his Superstox career that he will care to forget, as he spun on the opening lap of heat one and was collected at full chat by World Champion Lee Davison. At the restart Sean Mark came through to take the flag and continue his recent good run of form, ahead of Chris McArdle and Aaron McNeilly. Davison bounced back in style by taking heat two, ahead of Cyril Hawe and Mark.
Hawe led for a number of laps in the final, but he had no answer to the flying World Champ as Davison powered through for his second victory of the day. Stephen Stewart took second ahead of Hawe.

British Champion Dan Shannon took the victory in the opening ProStocks heat over Sam Stewart, before European & Irish Champion Steven Haugh snatched the win in heat two by nudging past Conor McElmeel on the final bend.
There was a great battle between Steven Haugh, Alan Haugh and McElmeel for much of the distance in the final on a very slippery track indeed. It was Steven Haugh who powered clear to complete his double ahead of Alan Haugh and McElmeel.

There was a Junior Productions debut for Jack Morrow in a fine looking new Corsa, the former Ninja Kart star acquitting himself very well during the meeting. Aaron Ward took the opening heat win over Graham Meek and Sam McNeice, the latter duo elevated to the podium after a number of penalties were handed out to the placemen. Meek was relishing the slippery conditions, racing home to the heat two win on the outside line ahead of McNeice and Irish Champion Adam McFall.
Ward led the opening exchanges of the Cirrus Plastics sponsored final, but Meek again looked very strong as he cruised past to take the chequered flag after a very accomplished drive. McNeice and McFall completed the podium finishers.

Pics by Brian Lammey & Ed Fahey
Added: 31/12/18

A fantastic festive feast of oval racing was served up at Aghadowey Oval on Boxing Day. Ballymoney’s Ian Bolton was crowned Irish Champion in the Reliant Robins as they enjoyed their final meeting on the local raceways, whilst Coleraine’s William Taggart took an excellent win from a crowded field of Stock Rods. Local Aghadowey driver Richard Stewart took the spoils in the Lightning Rods, whilst other winners at the Select Catering sponsored meeting were Londonderry’s David Gurney (Thunder Rods), Portadown’s Max Hobson (Ninja Karts) and Dan Shannon (Back to Basics Bangers), whilst an entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby went the way of Ahoghill’s Karl Smyth.

Defending Champion Ian Bolton went ahead early in the Irish Championship for the Reliant Robins, with an early stoppage after a clash between John Stewart and Steven Bolton. Ian Bolton pulled clear once again amongst the drama to take the last ever Irish Championship title for the formula, with Billy McClean and RJ Woolsey completing the podium finishers.
The Irish Revenge race also fell to Ian Bolton as some of the others rolled out of contention. The Destruction Derby was the final fling for the formula, and it saw huge hits and rollovers galore, with Steven Bolton and Jason McCaughern in the midst of things. Woolsey and Ian Bolton had a huge head on to finish in style, with RJ driving away to claim the DD win. The Robins certainly went out in style!

A very healthy winter field of 21 Stock Rods took to the track, with Rick Purdy taking a pleasing flag to flag win in the opening heat to really get his career in the formula up and running. Experienced former champions Micky McFall and Victor McAfee chased him home in that one, before Rick spent some time out front in heat two as well. Dan Shannon got the edge at the halfway mark though and raced home to the win ahead of William Taggart and Purdy, as the star men struggled to make an impact.
Purdy and Del McLaughlin had spells out front in the final, but it was Taggart who moved ahead and on to collect the silverware. There were a number of caution periods, but William survived them all to head home Purdy and Shannon, with McAfee and Derek McMillan next over the line.

Tommy McCrory and Aaron Brunton disputed the early lead in all three Lightning Rods races, with Brunton grabbing first blood by taking the opener over McCrory and Richard Stewart. Aaron again led heat two until challenged late on by Thomas Dilly. The duo tangled into turn one with just two laps left, opening the door for World Champion Gordy McKee to snatch victory over Tim Hazlett and Nigel Jackson.
Mark McCambridge nipped past McCrory and Brunton early in the final to race ahead, but he soon had Stewart breathing down his neck. Richard tracked Mark’s every move for lap after lap, until the smallest of errors from the leader allowed Stewart past to take the lead and the win. McCambridge had to settle for second ahead of Ricky Shaw and Hazlett.

Sixteen-year-old Londonderry lad David Gurney enjoyed a dream debt in the senior ranks when he raced to a flag to flag win in the opening Thunder Rods race of the day. Jonny Pollock and James Goldie kept him honest all the way home in that one, before Gurney again led heat two for much of the distance. Norman Purdy found a way past a couple of laps from home to take the win, with Gurney in second ahead of Jameson Tweed.
Gurney was back on top form for the final, simply driving away out front whilst the rest squabbled behind. He took a clear victory to record a double for the afternoon, also earning himself an instant rise to yellow grade for the next meeting. Purdy and Goldie chased hard in the closing stages but just couldn’t quite get on terns with the flying Gurney.

Amongst the Ninja Karts on show was a new LJN Motorsport machine for Leyton Hughes. He put it to good use with a great run in the opening heat, where he was just pipped near the flag by Max Hobson for the win. Irish Champion Lacey Bevan took heat two ahead of Hobson and Hughes, before the final produced an excellent encounter. Bevan and Hobson disputed the lead for much of the second part of the race, with Max just holding on for the win over Bevan and Matthew Weir.

A few Back to Basics Bangers put on a show in their two demonstration runs, with the wins falling Josh Goligher and Dan Shannon.

A very entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby rounded off the meeting, with carnage all around the track. Nathan Hanna, John Moore and Jamie Tannahill were amongst those who entertained, whilst Karl Smyth went right through, and then got stuck inside, a caravan body! He raced around the track barely able to see, all the while still towing his own caravan! He broke free to finish off the others in great fashion to take the win.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Select Catering & DGH Services
Added: 27/12/18

The new Back to Basics Bangers were an instant hit at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, fielding a great grid of cars and serving up some excellent action for the big crowd. Limavady driver Josh Goligher went down in history as their first ever winner as he scooped the Tullyroan Challenge Cup, whilst Scotland’s Bailey Millar was the afternoon’s other big winner as he took the Ninja Karts Champion of Champions victory. Other winners in the Stirling Trophies sponsored meeting were Sean Mark (Superstox), Thomas McCrory (Lightning Rods) and Steven Haugh (ProStocks).

Cheap and cheerful racing with a huge fun factor is the name of the game in the Back to Basics Bangers, and a big grid arrived for their first meeting on the DMC Race Promotions circuits. There was a vast range of machinery on track, with usual ProStocks star Steven Haugh racing through the heat one chaos to take the win over Dave Haugh and Dan Shannon. Heat two saw Shannon out front until he got himself into all sorts of bother, opening the door for Josh McKinstry to grab the victory over Steven Haugh and Stefan McClelland.
The final was an exceptional encounter, with Limavady’s Josh Goligher setting his usual non contact skills to one side for the day as he stormed ahead. A stoppage for a fire on Tony Gillespie’s machine brought the field up short, but Goligher raced ahead on the restart and took the win in style over Shannon and Dave Haugh. An excellent Destruction Derby fell to Josh’s father John Goligher, whilst Rocky McKenna was voted Entertainer of the Day.

The first event of the day for the Ninja Karts was the Midway Autopoint Individual Achievement Award for those drivers who hadn’t tasted success in 2018. It fell the way of Rhea McConkey who led Matthew Weir home after a fine drive. The Hollytree Farm Champion of Champions was next up, and it saw Brandon Litter lead early on before defending champion Max Hobson squeezed past to take up the running. Scottish star Bailey Millar then swooped past to hit the front and he duly took the title over Hobson and Lacey Bevan.
The track was very slippery for the heat race, with Toby Tyson from Cumbria showing superb car control to take the win over Millar and Hobson in a race that saw loads of spinners and some fantastic opposite lock driving from the youngsters. The final saw a superb drive from Leyton Hughes, who at just six years old is one of the youngest drivers on the track. He drove a super race to lead right up until the final stages, when he was pipped by Millar who took his second win of the day. Hughes was a very impressive second ahead of Tyson and another English racer, Ellis Snow, who also impressed on his Ulster debut.

Welcome Scottish visitor Trevor Harris led the opening Superstox heat away, as star men Stephen Stewart and Lee Davison tangled which saw Stewart almost pitched into a roll. Sean Mark continued his recent good form by slicing through to the win over Conor Murphy and Aaron McNeilly. Kyle Beattie worked himself ahead in the second heat, but the former Irish Champion was moved aside by Mark who went on to record his second win of the afternoon.
Mark lost time during the final when he tangled with Murphy, but a caution period brought him back into contention. Stewart was out front, and just when it looked as though he had things sewn up he made a rare error into turn one which opened the door for Mark to race past and complete his hat-trick for the afternoon. Stewart and David Beattie completed the podium.

Barry Limer from England joined a very healthy field of Lightning Rods, with Portadown’s Vince Litter the star turn during the heats as he raced to two wins. In the first encounter he led home Thomas McCrory and Adam McCann, before European Champion Jordan Rochford and Ronan McNally chased Vince over the line in heat two.
Litter was upgraded on the grid for the final, leaving McCrory to quickly establish himself out front. The outside line was very treacherous which thwarted the attempts of the star men, but Rochford dragged himself right alongside the leader but he couldn’t quite get ahead. McCrory hung on for an excellent feature race win, his first in the Lightning Rods, with Rochford and Litter filling out the podium places after an excellent afternoon’s racing.

The ProStocks were light in numbers, but served up some watchable racing. European Champion Steven Haugh took the opening heat before David Browne claimed a very notable victory in heat two. Veteran racer Browne took the battle to Haugh again in the final, but despite swapping the lead back and forth it was star man Haugh who claimed his second win of the day.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Midway Autopoint, Hollytree Farm and Stirling Trophies
Added: 26/11/18

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