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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
Aghadowey Oval
19/9/2020 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods 2020 William Cooke Memorial Trophy
Superstox 2020 King of Aghadowey
Ninja Karts 2020 King of Aghadowey

2.0 Hot Rods
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/9/2020 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 5
2.0 Hot Rods
Stock Rods
1300 Stock Cars 2020 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2020 Golden Helmet

Tullyroan Oval
3/10/2020 @ 6.30pm

Rookie Bangers (Final World Championship Qualifier)
Lightning Rods
Superstox
Thunder Rods 2020 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts


 


 

 
Latest News
Racing continues this Saturday evening, September 12th, at Tullyroan Oval with a full programme of Hot Rod, Stock Car and Banger racing.

The meeting will run to strict guidelines regarding Coronavirus. Everyone attending should note the following:

*We will be running to a reduced capacity within the venue.

*Anyone showing any Coronavirus symptoms should not attend.

*Contactless card payment for entry is the preferred payment method (cash will be accepted but should be kept to a minimum).

*Contact details for everyone entering the stadium must be recorded. Please download and print a form from the link below and fill in the details of everyone in your group for collection on entry.

*There will be no spectator access to the pit area. Pits will be drivers and crews only.

*Face coverings are very highly recommended.

*Social distancing of 2m must be observed at all times where possible. Please do not congregate in the usual busy areas or racing will be paused. Please spread around the perimeter of the track at all times.

*Please follow good hygiene measures. Hand sanitiser points will be located within the complex.

*Please observe social distancing when queuing for toilets and refreshment outlets.

*Children MUST be supervised AT ALL TIMES.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES COULD JEOPARDISE THE RUNNING OF FUTURE EVENTS

Added: 08/09/20

Our first regrading of the season for the DMC formulas has come a little later than expected, with the 2.0 Hot Rods now updated after their fourth meeting since lockdown.

Drew McKeown sits on top of the 2020/21 Racemart NI Points Championship, with a 14 point advantage over Jordan Rochford, and this will see both rise to the star grade from their next meeting.

Over the lockdown period where we had our lengthy break from racing, we have taken the opportunity to tweak our points process, with all classes now contesting their NI Points Championships from World Final to World Final in line with other promotions across the UK (or Irish Championship to Irish Championship for Junior Productions & Thunder Rods etc).

Added: 07/09/20

After an excellent evening of race action at Aghadowey Oval, Antrim’s Stephen Emerson and Belfast’s Jon McQuillan were both crowned King of Aghadowey after splendid displays in the 2.0 Hot Rods and 1300 Stock Cars respectively.
Other feature race winners in the Trophies NI of Ballymena sponsored event were Glarryford’s Johny Gillespie in the Stock Rods, Portadown’s World Champion Nigel Jackson in the Lightning Rods and another Portadown racer, Sam Preston, in the Thunder Rods.

Another excellent entry of 2.0 Hot Rods took to the grid for the King of Aghadowey, especially pleasing after the huge crash only a week previous at Tullyroan which damaged a number of cars. Dean McFarland led the opener away but was soon relegated by a great outside line pass from former British Champion Stuart Cochrane. Cochrane went on to take the win over Irish Champ Adam Best and Stephen Emerson. The reverse grid heat two saw Banbridge driver Denver Grattan take a pleasing win, over Emerson and Jordan Rochford.
Emerson and Best shared the front row for the King of Aghadowey decider, and as Best struggled from his outside berth start, Emerson pulled clear out front. Cochrane stepped forward to challenge for the lead, but Emerson had all under control to successfully defend his title. Cochrane, Rochford and Drew McKeown were next home.

The action packed 1300 Stock Cars were also contesting their King of Aghadowey title, with two recent graduates from the junior ranks, Gareth Halliday and Jonathan Brown, claiming a heat victory apiece. Robbie Wright and Brown followed Halliday home in the opener, before Wright and Fionn Donnelly were the placemen to sixteen year old Brown in heat two.
The bumpers had been put to good use in the heats, but the final was truly remarkable race! Early on Wright was turned aside and his huge threat was gone, as Brown, Josh McKinstry and Jon McQuillan contested the lead. Lap after lap they traded blows, and the lead, in true stock car style, with McQuillan just getting the nod on the line to claim the King of Aghadowey crown. Brown was excellent value in second, with McKinstry left to make do with third having played a leading part in proceedings throughout.

The well subscribed Stock Rods division were action packed as always, with so little between a huge number of cars. Larne’s Samuel Wilson eventually claimed the heat one victory after a lengthy Stewards Enquiry which went on for some time, and that only after first across the line Rick Purdy was docked for contact during the race. Wilson inherited the win over Stevie McNiece and Purdy, before Samuel Montgomery claimed the heat two win after holding off Johny Gillespie all the way home.
Gillespie had annexed pole position for the final, and he quickly assumed a lead that would be under constant threat for the duration of the Trophies NI sponsored event. Johny held off the advances of firstly former World title holder Stevie McNiece, and then the current gold roof holder Derek McMillan. Try as they might, they just couldn’t pierce Gillespie’s stubborn resistance and it was Johny who took a well deserved feature race victory. Jonny Cardwell and Adam McFall filled out the podium places after McMillan was demoted to fourth for contact.

Dermot Tynan led away a busy field of Lightning Rods in their opening heat, and he held on for much of the distance before losing out late on to an excellent outside line challenge from James McKinney. Stuart Agnew and Nigel Jackson filled the places, before Agnew went on the claim the chequered flag in heat two ahead of Mark McCambridge and McKinney.
Tynan led the final until McCambridge found a way past, but he was soon hunted down by McKinney, Jackson and Agnew. Just as Jackson went for the outside pass, there was contact amongst the dice which saw both he and McCambridge lose out. McKinney raced ahead to take the flag, but after a lengthy inquest in Race Control he was unfortunately demoted to third for his part in the race changing incident. Jackson thus inherited the victory, ahead of Agnew and McKinney.

A huge field of Thunder Rods completed the programme, with Garvagh novice Dean Catherwood racing to a polished win in heat one over Simon McLaughlin and Simon Lamont. The star names again failed to make much impact in the second heat, with Ryan Nixon from Donemana taking the second novice grade win of the evening having fended off a late onslaught from Lamont and Sam Preston.
Preston was the first to show in the feature race, with the pressure mounting on his lead during a mid race caution period which brought the pack onto his tail. Portadown man Sam quickly got into his stride once again as they returned to racing, holding on out front to make in three wins out of three for the novices! Behind deserved winner Preston, Nixon, Adam Graham, Lamont and McLaughlin completed the top places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, TrophiesNI.com
Added: 06/09/20

On a night of big grids and high drama at Tullyroan Oval, Portadown’s Gary Woolsey came on strong very late in the National Hot Rods feature race to take the honours in Round 3 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Woolsey ran down long time leader Simon Kennedy, slipping ahead in the closing stages for a great victory.
The Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy was the major race for the 2.0 Hot Rods, and it was won by Cork’s Ian Riordan whilst The Moffett Shield for the Superstox fell to Steven Haugh, after he completed a faultless hat-trick across the evening. The other winners at the Cherry Pipes sponsored event were Meath’s Peter McConnell in the Rookie Bangers and Antrim’s Leyton Hughes, with Leyton being another hat-trick winner in the Ninja Karts.

Another full field of National Hot Rods were a sight to behold around the Tullyroan bowl, with Lurgan’s Simon Kennedy showing great pace to take the heat one victory over Podge McQuaid and Keith Martin, with the majority of the field coming over the line as one. Heat two saw more high speed action, with Podge McQuaid this time a deserved victor over the rapid duo of Ben McKee and Gary Woolsey.
The final, Round 3 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, saw Kennedy set a lightning pace up front early on, pulling out quite a lead. Woolsey was quickly on the chase, slowly but surely reducing the deficit as the race progressed. With the lap boards out, a hesitation from Kennedy saw Woolsey swoop, taking up the running and securing the win. Derek Martin and Kennedy completed the podium, but only after McKee was docked from second for contact during the race.

Despite losing a couple of cars to mechanical woes during practice, there were still 19 cars on hand for the 2.0 Hot Rods Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy. Jordan Rochford led the early stages of heat one before hitting trouble, which gifted the lead and the win to Allen Cherry over Ian Riordan and Adam Best. The reversed grid second heat saw Denver Grattan take the victory, with the Banbridge man leading home Conor Hughes and Mervyn Emerson.

Mervyn Emerson led the final away from pole position, but Riordan quickly found a way underneath him early on to take up the running. The race was brought up short mid-race by a huge turn one crash, caused when Gary Grattan blew an engine at the end of the home straight and coated the track with oil. Thankfully all those who hit the wall on the oil slick eventually emerged relatively unscathed, and on the resumption of racing Riordan kept his cool to power home to a well deserved win and with it the superb Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy. Emerson enjoyed his best run in some time to second, with Hughes and Rochford next home.

The annual Moffett Shield for Superstox attracted a fantastic 21 cars, which included former Junior Productions champion Graham Meek on his senior debut. Graham led the early laps of heat one before a caution period for a huge rollover for Ed Davis on the Tullyroan Bend. Ed emerged none the worse for wear from his acrobatics, with Steven Haugh taking over out front to take the win from Irish Champion Kyle Beattie and British Champion Lee Davison. Brian Lammey had a great run at the start of heat two, the novice grader leading the pack throughout the first half of the race. Haugh then moved ahead once again, claiming his second win of the night over Meek with Davis in third – quite a comeback for Ed after his huge heat one wreck!

The Moffett Shield Final saw Haugh promoted to the yellow grade after his two heat wins, with Meek again the early pacesetter. Haugh quickly sliced through once again though, edging clear to take the flag and the Moffett Shield in style. Meek impressed greatly with second on his debut, and the white/yellow grade award, with Jamie McCann also having a good run to third ahead of Scot Dean Johnston and Paddy Murphy.

There was action aplenty all around the track with over 30 Rookie Bangers on the circuit. The fantastic turnout produced some great racing, with Peter McConnell taking the opener ahead of Josh Goligher and Paul O’Connor. Heat two was all about Jake Macnicol, who steered his Ford Puma to victory lane over McConnell and O’Connor.

The Cherry Pipes sponsored final returned 27 cars after some great pit work by the teams, and it turned into an action packed affair. McConnell and Macnicol swapped the lead up front as many others got themselves into all sorts of bother. There was a big rollover on turn three, and after the restart McConnell emerged victorious for his second win of the night, this time over Deano McGrath and Goligher.

Another very healthy field of Ninja Karts completed the bill, with Irish Champion Leyton Hughes taking advantage of restarts in all three races to take a fine hat-trick of wins. On each occasion Leyton pounced when the caution periods closed the karts together late on, taking the opening heat in sensational fashion over Noah Teggart and Riley Dawson-Stirling after having spun and lost a lot of time in the early stages! Heat two saw Leyton lead home Ryan Berry and Teggart, before Teggart looked odds on to win the final having built up quite a lead. The caution period for a crash late on came at just the wrong time for Noah, allowing Hughes to get the jump to take the win after a last lap battle with Dawson-Stirling. Riley had to settle for second over Teggart and Ben Hawe.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Cherry Pipes & The Moffett Family
Added: 30/08/20

Portadown’s Adam Hylands took his second final win in as many outings when he claimed victory in an exciting second round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening. Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy had earlier taken both heat wins, but Hylands excelled to come through to take the feature race honours.
Other final winners at the S McAfee & Son of Ballymena sponsored meeting were Glenarm’s Bobbie Johnston (Stock Rods), Magheralin’s Stuart Agnew (Lightning Rods), Meath’s Shane O’Connor (Junior Productions) and Tipperary’s Paul Whelan (Thunder Rods).

Another excellent field of National Hot Rods gathered at Aghadowey for the second round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with a hectic start to heat one as Philip McCloy spun on the opening bend and fortunately was avoided by the oncoming pack. Podge McQuaid held the early lead, but Jaimie McCurdy was looking in fine form as he swept past to record a handsome victory over McQuaid and Kenny McCann. Jaimie then repeated the feat in heat two in some style yet again, this time leading home Andrew Stewart and Adam Heatrick.

McQuaid set the early pace in the feature race final, with McCurdy quickly stepping forward to mount a challenge for the lead. Jaimie was finding Podge a much tougher nut to crack this time, and soon former British and European Champion Adam Hylands had joined the party at the front. A number of caution periods littered the first part of proceedings, as Carl Sloan, Kenny McCann and McCloy all found trouble on the Brown Trout Bend. Once hostilities on track resumed, Hylands found the slightest of gaps down McQuaid’s inside into turn one, and then stretched ahead to a clear and decisive win. McCurdy had to settle for second this time, with Adam Heatrick completing the podium places.

Another great field of Stock Rods produced close, tight racing like only they can. Mark Overend led the early laps of heat one before losing out to eventual winner Rick Purdy from Cullybackey, with Overend and Joshua McMullan filling the places. Heat two was a keenly contested affair, with Overend, Samuel Montgomery and Robert McIlroy all contesting the lead spot. Ballymena teenager Adam McFall then worked his way through to the front in style, taking the victory over Overend and Bobbie Johnston.

Overend was first to show in the S McAfee and Son sponsored final, but he soon lost out to former British Champion Johnston in his new car. Former World Champion Stevie McNiece in his new Vauxhall Tigra quickly arrived on Bobbie’s rear bumper, with World Champion Derek McMillan having his best run of the night as he climbed to third. McNiece and McMillan kept Johnston honest all the way to the chequered flag, but Bobbie always had enough in hand to land a morale boosting victory.

After spells in both Stock Rods and ProStocks, Stuart Agnew made a dream start to his Lightning Rods career with an excellent evening’s results. The Magheralin driver scored a great win in the opening heat ahead of James McKinney and Mark Corry, before a frantic second heat saw Ally Neill snatch a late victory as Agnew seemed to hit trouble within sight of the flag. Stuart had to make do with second ahead of Dermot Tynan, as the big field of cars produced some excellent racing right down the grid.
Stuart Agnew quickly demoted Tynan to go ahead in the final, and such was Stuart’s pace that as the race went on he found himself right in amongst the squabbling star men to put them a lap down. There was no quarter given, and certainly none asked, right throughout the field, and as Stuart collected the silverware, his brother Tam Agnew powered through to make it a family one-two! Mark McCambridge had a deserved good run to third, ahead of Corry and Neill.

A very impressive entry of 21 Thunder Rods gridded for their opening heat, with the star graded drivers facing a difficult run through from the back of the grid. Portadown’s Sam Preston took the opener after getting the better of early leader Ryan Nixon, with Simon Lamont eventually coming home in second. Heat two saw Dean Catherwood lead for much of the distance, before a very opportunistic move from Dean Curran in the closing stages netted him a fine win with Lamont and Paul Whelan next home.
The Final saw Nixon the early pacesetter, before he was bundled wide by Lamont on lap five. The pace was frantic in the busy pack as a whole host raced towards the front and the premier places. Lamont was driving steadily out ahead though, with Catherwood and then Whelan giving chase. Lamont was first over the line but he fell foul of the Race Stewards who docked him two places to third for the earlier contact on Nixon. Whelan thus inherited the victory, making his long journey from Co Tipperary all the more worthwhile! Davy Gurney took second after a positive drive, with Lamont, Davy Wilson and James Goldie rounding out the top five.

Sixteen Junior Productions included race debuts for Alexander McCreadie and Jake Barrett, with Matthew Weir just holding off the challenge of Jack Morrow to take victory in the opening heat by inches on the line. Andrew Woods was the first to show in heat two, before Shane O’Connor showed great form to slice through to the front and the win ahead of Sam McNiece and Sam Percy.
The final saw Abbie McKinstry out front for much of the distance, the young Nutts Corner-based driver doing very well to hold off the advances of O’Connor in second. Abbie even confidently overcame a caution period and restart mid-race, but Shane eventually found a gap up the inside out onto the back straight to take the lead and the silverware after a fine drive. McKinstry took a creditable second ahead of Callum Magill and James Stewart.
Added: 23/08/20

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