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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
29/2/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 1

Tullyroan Oval
7/3/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 2

Tullyroan Oval
14/3/2020 @ 6.30pm

GRAND SEASON OPENER!
National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts 2020 World Series NI Round 7

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Superstox
Junior Productions


 


 

 
Latest News
The Big Van Bangers headlined an excellent afternoon of festive race action at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday. Dublin’s Paul Compelli took the victory in the Van-dalism 2019 title race as the Big Vans Tullyroan driver Allen Cherry (2.0 Hot Rods), Portadown’s Ronan McNally (Lightning Rods) and produced action galore during the day, whilst Drogheda’s Conor Finegan came out on top of a fine field of over thirty Rookie Bangers. Other feature race winners at the Cirrus Plastics backed event were local Randalstown’s Sam Percy in the Junior Productions.

As always the Big Van Bangers produced entertainment like only they can, with drama galore from the first green flag. Leonard Dunn led early on in the main Van-dalism 2019 race before he was spun out by Rodney Herron. A fast moving Paul Compelli then swooped past to take the lead and the win over Herron and Dunn.

The Allcomers race saw all sorts of carnage as Stevo McGrath did his best to block the track! Herron avoided the drama to take the win over Matthew McKinstry and Compelli. An absolutely superb Destruction Derby saw Steven Bolton and McGrath dishing out some huge hits as they attempted to destroy the others, with Herron, Daniel Dooner and Keith Winter all well involved too. It was top quality entertainment, with McGrath just taking the win whilst Bolton was crowned Entertainer of the Day.

With over thirty Rookie Bangers on track for their opening heat there was always going to be some fantastic action, with Paul O’Connor showing well out front early on. Matthew Milliken superbly spun him from the lead but lost ground himself too, which opened the door for Michael Hyland to take the win over Conor Finegan and Josh Goligher. There was a huge track blockage on turn three during the second heat, as a number of drivers were caught out by the slippery conditions. Goligher and William McFaul disputed the lead, with McFaul getting the nod at the flag ahead of Thomas Megarry and Finegan.
McFaul led the final too before getting himself caught up with backmarking traffic late on which saw him eliminated on the Pit Bend. Finegan stormed through to snatch the victory over Peter McKenna-Murray and Aaron Eager.

An excellent out-of-season field of 2.0 Hot Rods took to the track for their opening heat, with Johnny McCloy setting the pace early on. He lost out to Drew McKeown at mid distance as the former Junior Productions multi-champion took the honours over Ryan McClure and Gary Wilson. Welcome visitor Martin Meenahan led early on in heat two before Michael Woods and then McClure took over out front. McClure recorded a great win over Adam Best and Conor Hughes after Wilson was docked from second for contact.
McCloy showed some great pace in his new car in the final, edging clear and looking odds-on for the win until a late caution period when Adam Best was left stranded on the Tullyroan Bend. With just two laps left the pressure was now on McCloy with the rest now closed onto his bumper. Johnny settled back into the groove but was bumped wide on the final lap by McClure. Ryan took the flag ahead but was docked to third spot for his misdemeanour, handing victory to Allen Cherry. The unlucky McCloy had to settle for second ahead of the demoted McClure and Wilson.

Dermot Tynan led the opening exchanges of the first Lightning Rods heat, before James McKinney swooped past to the victory over World Champ Nigel Jackson and Mark Corry. Conditions were much more slippery in heat two, with Ronan McNally carding a faultless flag to flag win over McKinney and Ally Neill.
Tynan again led the opening laps of the final, before losing out at half way to McNally. Ronan was having a great day at the office as he raced home to complete his double for the day, with McKinney, Neill and Jordan Rochford filling the major places.

Shane O’Connor was the star of both heats for the Junior Productions, leading the opener from start to finish to take an excellent win over Sam McNeice and Sam Percy. Hannah Monaghan led the second heat before O’Connor again showed his class to land his second win of the day over McNeice and Monaghan.
With O’Connor upgraded for the final, Matthew Weir was able to set the early pace from the front and the recent newcomer impressed as he led to beyond the half way mark. Percy was the pick of the star graders in this one, and despite the close attentions of O’Connor, Sam was able to slip through to land a well deserved victory. O’Connor could be well pleased with his afternoon’s work in second, with Weir and McNeice next home.
Photos with thanks to John Wolsey
Added: 30/12/19

Kells driver Chris Hamill marked his return to racing with a faultless hat-trick at the Aghadowey Oval Boxing Day meeting, grabbing victories in both Stock Rod heats and the final in some style. In somewhat slippery conditions all afternoon, young Portadown star Max Hobson won the Ninja Karts Stars of Tomorrow Challenge whilst the other winners at the Select Catering sponsored meeting were Lucas Goligher (Thunder Rods), Kyle Beattie (Superstox) and Stephen Boyd (Back to Basics Bangers). To round off an entertaining meeting, event supremo Dessie Dallas took yet another victory in the exciting Caravan Destruction Derby.
Stock Rods
The opening Stock Rods heat was suspended on the opening lap as Rick Purdy found the home straight wall and was very lucky not to rollover. Robert McIlroy was the early pacesetter, but he had no answer to World Champion Derek McMillan who surged past to take the flag. Unfortunately for Derek he was adjudged to have jumped the early restart and was duly docked two positions, handing the win to Chris Hamill over Marc Morrell. Heat two was another hectic encounter amongst the packed grid, with Hamill powering ahead early on in this one to take the win over Samuel Montgomery.

Hamill had annexed pole spot for the final with Morrell alongside, and Chris quickly assumed the lead. Very soon he had the squabbling star men of McMillan and Curtis Greer on his case, but Chris held his nerve to hold them off all the way home to complete his hat-trick. McMillan, Greer and Dan Shannon rounded out the major places.
Ninja Karts

The opening Ninja Karts heat saw a first ever win in the category for Dungannon’s Ryan Abernethy Jnr, as he led home welcome English visitor Jack Jones. Abernethy then repeated the feat in heat two, relieving early leader Jones of the top spot to lead home star men Max Hobson and Leyton Hughes to the flag.

The Stars of Tomorrow Challenge Final saw Jones hit the front before Ryan Berry superbly swooped ahead. Ryan looked secure out front before a spin on the exit of the pits bend handed the lead back to Jones. The star men were coming like a train from the rear of the grid now, Hobson hitting the front ahead of Hughes. Irish Champion Hughes then found a way to the head of the field, before a superb move from Hobson saw him regain the lead and take a fabulous win in his last ever Ninja Karts race as he soon hits the upper age limit. Hughes was a gallant runner up ahead of the impressive Jones in third, and in a nice touch the retiring Hobson’s family presented all the drivers with Christmas goodie bags.

Novice Lucas Goligher led away the opening Thunder Rods heat, but he lost out to a flying William Donnell who took the win over Goligher and Davy Gurney. Goligher wasn’t to be denied in heat two though, racing home well clear of Norman Purdy and Donnell.

Goligher led the final until Purdy arrived on his tail with just a couple of laps to go. With the outside line very treacherous, Norman looked for a gap down the inside but only succeeded in punting Goligher into a half spin. Purdy raced past to take the flag but was docked two places for the contact, handing the victory back to Goligher ahead of Davy Wilson and the demoted Purdy.

A disappointing field of Superstox included welcome English star Murray Jones, but it was Irish Champion Kyle Beattie who excelled all afternoon. He took all three wins at a canter from the rear of the field, with Darren Bevan, David Beattie and Jones following him home in the final.

The Back to Basics Bangers included English star Joey Reynolds in his 87th meeting of 2019, as he chases the all time UK record for events contested. Stephen Boyd took the opening heat win, avoiding the antics of the others all around the track, whilst Josh Goligher then took the flag in heat two.
The final saw Goligher pull clear and look odds on for the trophy, until he was baulked late on by the backmarking Reynolds. That allowed Boyd to sneak past to snatch the victory by the narrowest of margins!

The usual carnage ensued in the crazy Caravan Derby, with the drivers driving into, and sometimes through, the caravans to leave an almighty mess around the track. It boiled down to a shoot out between Dessie Dallas and Enda Ferris, with event specialist Dallas taking another win when Ferris’ Citroen expired.
Photos by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Select Catering & DGH Services
Added: 27/12/19

DMC Race Promotions would like to wish all our drivers, race fans, sponsors and staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Many thanks to everyone for their support and backing throughout 2019, and we can all look forward to another excellent season in 2020.

We have two top meetings to keep everyone entertained over the festive period, at Aghadowey Oval on Boxing Day and at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday December 29th.

DMC Race Promotions - the ultimate in Ulster oval racing!

Added: 19/12/19

Statement from ORCi:

Following trials with a number of formulas in 2019, the ORC are rolling out the use of Race Receivers to all formulas run on ORC circuits in 2020 with the exception of adult banger formulas (Junior Banger drivers will need to use them).

Race Receivers enable the Steward of the meeting to be in contact with all drivers at all times and has proven to assist with the safe, effective running of a meeting and races and the ORC are hoping that the introduction of these are seen as a major step forward by the Oval Racing Council.

A Race Receiver is an important piece of safety equipment like your helmet and overalls and it will be compulsory for drivers to have a working race receiver during a race – failure to have one will see you not being allowed to race.

Race receivers will be available to purchase from many stadium trackshops up and down the country and they are also available to purchase by mail order from Spedeworth through the link below;

https://www.spedeworthfabrications.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=74

The cost of these are £95 (Including VAT)

It will be mandatory to use race receivers at all ORC meetings in all formulas (with the exception of adult banger classes) from the 29 February 2020

Added: 28/11/19

The crazy Caravan Destruction Derby is fast approaching on Boxing Day, December 26th, at Aghadowey Oval.

Already there has been quite a bit of interest in the event with a number already booked in, and we're hopeful of another bumper turnout! If you wish to enter email info@dmcracepromotions.com.

Specs for entries are as follows:
- cars and caravans to be completely stripped out before arrival at the track
- a minimum of 1 scaffold pole behind drivers seat from the floor to the roof is compulsory
- door plate must be fitted, bolted through A and B pillars
- windscreen must be covered in mesh
- original fuel tank must be removed and replaced by a smaller tank inside the car
- caravan should have a secondary fixing to car using chain
- no National Banger spec cars are permitted
- any offensive or inappropriate slogans on cars or caravans will result in no participation in the event

This a always a hugely popular and entertaining event - don't miss it!! Aghadowey Oval, Boxing Day December 26th, 2pm start, with a full race programme too featuring Back to Basics Bangers, Stock Rods, Superstox, Thunder Rods & Ninja Karts!!

Added: 26/11/19

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