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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
26/12/2019 @ 2pm

BOXING DAY BASH
Caravan Destruction Derby
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Festive Challenge
Ninja Karts 2019 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Stock Rods
Superstox
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
29/12/2019 @ 2pm

FESTIVE FRENZY!
Big Van Bangers Van-dalism 2019
Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge

Lightning Rods
2.0 Hot Rods
Junior Productions


 


 

 
Latest News
At the end of another successful season on the DMC Race Promotions circuits, we have rounded up a number of points charts.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods which runs over the calendar year, Glenn Bell ran out victorious ahead of Shane Murray and Adam Hylands. Glenn received his magnificent rrophy from Alvin Doak of Cirrus Plastics at Aghadowey Oval on Friday night, and also receives 4 new Hoosier slick tyres.

The National Bangers NI Accident Services Entertainers League continues on until the Big Vans at Christmas time, and Leaonard Dunn currently tops the standings ahead of Tony Gillespie and Stevo McGrath. Saturday night past was the first round of the 2019/20 DMC Race Promotions Championship which runs until the 2020 Unlimited World Final. Newly crowned 2L Irish Champion William McFaul leads the way early on ahead of Rodney Herron and Karl Smyth.

For a number of our other classes, the so called 'off season' becomes very important as that is when valuable World Championship qualifying points can be banked. At this stage the various leaders are: Derek McMillan (Stock Rods), Lee Davison (Superstox), Adam Best (2.0 Hot Rods), Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and Robbie wright (1300 Stock Cars).

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu.

Added: 28/10/19

The Tullyroan Oval Gala Night produced fireworks on and off track in front of a large crowd of race fans on Saturday evening. The 2L National Bangers Irish Championship fell the way of Kilrea’s William McFaul after a cracking race whilst Antrim’s Leyton Hughes won the Ninja Karts Irish Championship and Portadown’s Sam Stewart took the honours in a thrilling ProStocks Irish Championship showdown. The NIOvalTV Superstox Series came to a thrilling climax as Portadown racer Jordan Robinson took the honours in the ShootOut final, whilst the other winner at the Hollytree Rare Breed Farms sponsored meeting was Aghadowey’s Richard Stewart in the Lightning Rods.

An excellent field of 2L National Bangers lined up to contest their Irish Championship, with defending champion Leonard Dunn the first to show before Adam Maxwell took over out front. Maxwell pulled clear only for Karl Smyth to take him out in spectacular fashion on opposite in the turning zone on the Annaghmore Bend. That handed the lead to William McFaul, and he survived a late attack to hang on for the victory. Dunn and Paul Compelli completed the top three.
The Allcomers was a very lively affair indeed, with big hits and all sorts of action all around the track. Dunn was on the warpath stopping anything he came across, and it was Dublin’s Stevo McGrath who took the victory over Rodney Herron and Smyth.

The Stephen Bannon Memorial Destruction Derby rounded off the evening, and once again it was an entertaining affair. It boiled down to McFaul, Phillip Farrell and Rodney Herron, with McFaul getting the win after stopping the other duo.

The Irish Championship is the biggest event on the domestic calendar for the young aces in the Ninja Karts, with Leyton Hughes getting the jump at the green flag to head Ryan Berry and fellow front row starter Max Hobson early on. Hobson then had a huge crash out onto the back straight, bringing out the caution flags. At the restart Hughes again pulled clear, with Odhran Monaghan now in second and trying with all his might to reduce the gap. Hughes had all in control though, and Leyton came home to land the biggest win of his short career in some style. Monaghan and Andrew Hawe completed the podium.

For good measure Hughes then took the opening support heat from the rear of the grid over Hawe and Berry, before the second heat fell to Monaghan after a great drive to lead home Berry and Hughes.

The ProStocks may be down in numbers in 2019, but they never fail to produce the goods when titles are up for grabs. The Irish Championship race was an absolute thriller, with plenty of contact and lead changes throughout. Steven Haugh led early on before Dan Shannon attacked for the lead, with blows exchanged between all the front runners which also included Joe Largey, William McFaul and Sam Stewart. Lap after lap the advantage swung from one to the other, with some telling blows leaving a number of cars carrying damage. It was Stewart who emerged from the entertainment to take a fantastic victory, with David McKinnon and McFaul picking up the podium places.
The Reversed grid Irish Revenge race fell to Largey after Stewart had led most of the distance.

It was Round 3 of the popular Superstox NIOvalTV Series, which was then to be followed by the ShootOut final with a number of race tyres up for grabs courtesy of the resident DVD team at DMC Race Promotions. David Beattie revelled in the greasy condition to take the heat one win over Ed Davis and Keith McAreavey, before David repeated the feat in heat two to take the flag ahead of British Champion Lee Davison and Darren Bevan.
An upgrade for the final didn’t deter Beattie at all, as he again rushed to the front and took the honours. Bevan kept his honest all the way home, with Darren also picking up the top white/yellow grade driver award. Star men Beattie and Davison were next home.
The top six on aggregate points from across the series then gridded for the six car, six lap, Series ShootOut final, although Bevan was out before it started with mechanical issues. It was an action packed and entertaining event indeed, with leader Davison unable to shake off Jordan Robinson and Ed Davis. Twice Lee was unceremoniously dumped in the wall, as Robinson powered through to take a great victory. Davison came across the line second but suffered a technical disqualification courtesy of a trailing wheel guard, handing the runner up spot to Davis ahead of Keith McAreavey.

In his favoured slippery conditions, World & Irish Champion Nigel Jackson accounted for the wins in both Lightning Rods heats. In the opener he led home James McKinney and Ally Neill, before Aaron Brunton and Neill filled the places in heat two.
The final saw Richard Stewart get a great break early on, and he soon demoted Brunton from the lead. Jackson worked his way through to second, but it was Stewart who rounded off the season with a fine win. Jackson and Neill completed the podium places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm
Added: 27/10/19

Fantastic racing on track superbly complimented the terrific fireworks display at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night on Friday evening, with Templepatrick’s Ben McKee scoring a faultless hat-trick of victories in Round 6 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods. The final win also netted Ben the coveted Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy. The other big winner of the meeting, kindly sponsored by McCurdy Fuels, was Ballymena’s James Goldie who collected the Thunder Rods Irish Championship title. Ballymena’s Mark Crawford was crowned King of Aghadowey in the Junior Productions, whilst Glenarm’s Bobbie Johnston took victory in the Stock Rods.

Another pleasing entry of National Hot Rods contested Round 6 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with Ben McKee putting his Mercedes SLK to good use in the opener to take a clear win over Ian McReynolds and Simon Kennedy. Ben then repeated the feat in heat two, racing home from the yellow grade to take his second victory of the evening, this time over Ian McReynolds and Kennedy.
The increased distance in the final would have given the star men more hope of getting on terms with McKee, with Ben immediately setting the pace out front once again. Derek Martin was the one to watch, breaking free of the star graders and making significant progress towards the front. He found McReynolds in second place a tough nut to crack though, and once he had got past Ian, McKee was just too far down the road. Ben reeled off the remaining laps to complete his hat-trick and collect the superb Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy. Martin was great value in second ahead of McReynolds, Adam Hylands and John Christie. During the eveing Glenn bell was also presented with the 2019 Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Points Championship trophy.

James Goldie and Jason Darragh shared the front row for the Thunder Rods Irish Championship, leading off a packed 20-car grid for the big showdown. David Wilson from row two attacked the leader Goldie early on, but James soaked up the pressure and thwarted Wilson’s attack. Goldie then edged clear to collect the Irish Championship title, with defending champion Andrew McLean coming through for second at the end ahead of Darragh in third.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a polished victory for long distance traveller Paul Whelan from Tipperary, as he took the flag ahead of Norman Purdy and David Gurney.

The young local stars in the Junior Productions were joined by Scottish visitor Koddi Wright for the evening, with the first heat falling to Mark Crawford over Sam McNeice and Matthew Nicholl. The reversed grid second heat saw Irish Champion Graham Meek take the win over Nicholl and Sam Percy.
The King of Aghadowey final saw Crawford on pole position and he quickly assumed the lead over Nicholl and McNeice. A late race caution when Rhianna Murray spun on the Brown Trout Corner closed the field together, but Crawford once again pulled clear to win in style from McNeice and Nicholl.

Robert McIlroy took a clear win in the opening Stock Rods heat, racing clear from the yellow grade to lead home Rick Purdy and Mark Kilpatrick. Novice Kilpatrick was having his best run to date, and he took the win in the second heat, his first ever victory, having withstood the pressure of a late restart. Ryan Murphy and Purdy filled the places.
The final saw Kilpatrick and Purdy on the front row, but it was Bobbie Johnston who stormed ahead early on. The former British Champion edged clear only to see his lead wiped out with a caution period when Jonny Cardwell found himself in bother on the back straight. Johnston again pulled ahead on the restart, completing the distance to take the win. A number of penalties were handed out in the pack, with Micky McFall and Gary Butler filling the podium places after a Stewards Enquiry, Butler having successfully appealed a disqualification for the event stopping incident mid-race.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Wilson McCurdy Haulage and McCurdy Fuels
Added: 27/10/19

After the weekend's racing we can now confirm our final NI Points Champions - all the superb trophies will be presented to the respective winners at the upcoming Gala Nights this weekend.

It went right down to the last meeting, but Derek McMillan has added the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship for Stock Rods to the World, European, British and Irish Championships he has picked up over the season. Derek led home his brother Shane in the end, winning by 33 points. In the quest to qualify for the 2020 World Championship, Dan Shannon tops this chart over Derek McMillan and Shane McMillan.

In the Lightning Rods final Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, newly crowned World Champion Nigel Jackson had already sealed the silver roof ahead of Jordan Rochford, with Richard Stewart claiming third after a late charge.

The final points and regrading for the Thunder Rods is also online. James Goldie had already sealed the N Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship for the William Bradley Perpetual Cup, with Jason Darragh and David Wilson coming through to finish in second and third place.

This weekend sees the final round of the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval. Glenn Bell is currently on top of the standings and is now mathematically guaranteed to claim the prize of four new Hoosier slick tyres.

To view the latest points, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above, then 'Points & Grades' and then select the desired formula from the drop down menu. All drivers should note that their correct grading colour should be applied as laid down in their formula's Rules & Regulations. Checks will be carried out over the coming meetings and offenders may be forced to start from the rear of the field.

Added: 21/10/19

The local oval racing world came together to remember the late, great Ormond Christie at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, and just like he would’ve liked the drivers went on to produce some spectacular racing for the packed house.
Ahoghill’s Shane Murray grabbed victory in the National Hot Rods Ulster Championship, after Portadown’s Gary Woolsey had taken the spoils in the final of Round 5 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Aughnacloy’s Adam Best raced to victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship whilst Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer continued his recent good form with victory in the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series for Stock Rods. Other winners at the Hankook Performance Tyres sponsored meeting were Strabane duo James McKinney in the Lightning Rods and Paddy Hannigan in the Thunder Rods.

Before racing commenced John Christie unveiled his Fiesta in the colours his Father Ormond used to win the 1997 World Championship, which brought a fantastic reception from the fans. A minute’s applause then filled the stadium as one of the greats of oval racing was remembered following his recent passing.
Ben McKee was the star turn in the National Hot Rods heats, taking the opener at a canter over Gary Woolsey and the repeating the feat in the second outing. That one was a little more difficult for Ben as he had to overcome a late restart when Podge McQuaid lost a wheel. Simon Kennedy and Ian McReynolds filled the places.
The final saw McKee again out front, with Woolsey soon chasing him down. Shane Murray was another on a mission from the rear, and as we reached the closing stages all three were together chasing the win. Woolsey superbly went to the outside and edged himself alongside McKee, outrunning Ben on the drag to the flag to win by inches on the line in a tremendous finish.
Murray, having had to settle for third in the final, then lined up on pole position for the Ulster Championship race, courtesy of having set the fastest lap time of the night. He had a great dice with Glenn Bell early on, before settling ahead. A caution was introduced at 5 laps to go and the ‘choose cone challenge’ system used, which saw John Christie take the gamble and come up alongside Murray for the restart. John gave it his all to chase the lead, but unfortunately ended up spinning to the wall. Murray took the win over Bell and Jaimie McCurdy, the latter having gambled on the outside late on.

Aughnacloy’s Adam Best and Antrim’s Conor Hughes shared the front row for the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship, and proceeded to lap side by side for the first few tours of the title race. Best finally settled ahead and raced home to record his first ever Irish Championship victory. Hughes could be more then pleased with his runner up position, with Gary Wilson taking third from Stuart Cochrane.
Just a few laps into the Irish Revenge race Best lost a wheel on the Tullyroan Bend, causing a caution period. Mark Madill was in complete control of this one and romped home to the win over Gary O’Neill and Cochrane.

Ryan Murphy accounted for both heat wins in the well subscribed Stock Rods division, taking a clear heat one win over Mark Kilpatrick and Rick Purdy. Heat two saw a number of caution periods, one for a huge home straight crash, but once again Murphy held his nerve to land the win over Willie Taggart and World Champion Derek McMillan.
Jonny Cardwell and Curtis Greer claimed the front row for the Grand Final of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series on aggregate points, with the McMillan brothers Shane and Derek filling row two after Jonny Gillespie failed to take up his third spot. Cardwell and Greer battled hard over the opening laps before Cullybackey man Curtis edged ahead. Curtis was in total control and raced home to the victory over Cardwell and Derek McMillan. All three shared a large number of tyres courtesy of the sponsors Butler Motorsport.

New World Champion Nigel Jackson sported his gold roof for the first time in the Lightning Rods, as Mark Corry took the opening heat win after relieving Ethan Dilly of the lead. Dilly claimed the second heat win too, but only after a Stewards Enquiry as to the manner in which he went ahead. Aaron Brunton was the man who lost out, spinning from what looked a promising position.
The final developed into a great five way battle for the lead, with Ronan McNally at the front and holding off the attentions of the others. James McKinney and Richard Stewart had gallant attempts on the outside but to no avail, before McKinney found a gap down the inside to race home to a well deserved feature race victory. Adam McCann and McNally filled the places.

In the Thunder Rods, newcomer Paddy Hannigan from Strabane showed the established stars a clean pair of heels all evening as he completed a faultless hat-trick. In the opener he came home ahead of Norman Purdy and Jonny Teggart, before Purdy and David Gurney filled the places in the second heat.
A promotion to the yellow grade for the final couldn’t stop Hannigan, as he claimed the trophy in style over David Wilson and Purdy.
Added: 20/10/19

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