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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
25/10/2019 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT - Gigantic Fireworks Display!
National Hot Rods 2020 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 6 & The Richard Turtle Memorial Cup
Thunder Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 King of Aghadowey

Stock Rods

Tullyroan Oval
26/10/2019 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT - Huge Fireworks Spectacular!
2L National Bangers 2019 Irish Championship & The Stephen Bannon Memorial DD
ProStocks 2019 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

Lightning Rods

Tullyroan Oval
24/11/2019 @ 2pm

u1800 Back To Basics Bangers 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2019 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award
Lightning Rods 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
1300 Stock Cars Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series Grand Final

Superstox
Junior Productions


 


 

 
Latest News
The latest points update sees a regrading for the 2.0 Hot Rods which have had an excellent start to 2019 with some great racing and excellent grids.

Antrim's Mervyn Emerson tops the Racemart NI points Championship chart after 4 meetings, with a two point advantage over Adam Best. Early season race winners Michael Woods and Davy Potter are next up and this sees them rise to the red grade. In the 2019 World Championship qualifying campaign, Conor Hughes sits atop the table ahead of Mervyn Emerson, Gary Wilson and Allen Cherry.

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: 29/04/19

Ballymoney racer Thomas Morrison grabbed his first ever final victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening, doubling up by taking a win in one of the heats as well. After a horrible day weather wise, it fortunately stayed dry for most of the evening, with Portadown’s Jordan Robinson taking a fine Superstox final victory whilst fellow Portadown ace Steven Haugh took the honours in the ProStocks King of Aghadowey title race. The other feature wins at the Degree Refrigeration sponsored event went to Nutts Corner’s Ryan Stewart in the 1300 Stock Cars and Kilrea’s Joshua McMullan in the Thunder Rods.

Another fine turnout of 2.0 Hot Rods saw Thomas Morrison stretch clear to take the opening heat win over the squabbling pack of Conor Hughes, Mervyn Emerson and Stephen Emerson. Heat two turned out to be the race of the night, with Dungannon veteran Davy Potter just holding off S Emerson as they dashed side by side to the line. Adam Best had earlier got alongside Potter too, but just couldn’t make his move stick.
Morrison quickly hit the front in the final ahead of Colin McFarland, with Gary O’Neill impressing as he moved forward from the pack. McFarland made O’Neill work hard, but Gary finally made it to second although by now Morrison was just too far down the road. Thomas cruised home to complete his double in some style, with O’Neill, Thomas Dilly and Jonny McMillan next home.

Brian Lammey was the early pacesetter in the opening Superstox race of the evening, before losing out to Ed Davis. Stephen Stewart though was showing great pace, and he bumpered his way past to the win over World and Irish Champion Lee Davison. Heat two boiled down to a scrap over the closing laps between leader Davis, Jordan Robinson and Stewart, with the bumpers put to good use between the trio. Stewart again came through for the win over Davis and Sean Mark in the end, with Robinson having to make do with fourth.
Lammey and then Davis had spells out front in the final, with Robinson filling the mirrors of Davis as the laps dwindled down. Jordan went in with the bumper with just over a lap to go to take up the running, and just held off Davison to land a morale boosting feature race victory.

An improved field of ProStocks took to the track for their King of Aghadowey, with an entertaining first heat falling to Dylan Booth after he slipped past long time leader David McKinnon. William McFaul and McKinnon filled the places. McKinnon again had the lead in heat two before being challenged by Daryl McAleese, but European Champion Steven Haugh had his sights on victory as he unceremoniously dumped both wide to steal the victory over Dan Shannon and McFaul.
The closed grid King of Aghadowey final saw plenty of action early on, before Haugh edged clear to grab the silverware over McFaul and Sam Stewart.

The heavy metal 1300 Stock Cars saw Lee Topping out front in the opener before he lost out to Ryan Stewart, Ryan then racing home to the win over Nicky Lowry and Fionn Donnelly. Heat two saw Topping and Donnelly squabbling over the lead, but their advantage was wiped out when the caution flags came out as Stewart lost a wheel on the Brown Trout Bend. The bumpers were flying in on the restart, with Josh McKinstry powering through to the win. He was then unfortunately docked two places by the Stewards for jumping the original start, handing the win to Donnelly over Topping.
Donnelly continued his good run by leading the final, but he had no answer to the repaired Stewart, Ryan racing past and off into the distance for a clear win. Ryan’s double earns him a rise to the star grade for the next meeting, with his brother Willie Stewart and Lowry filling the podium places.

Another great entry of Thunder Rods saw some spectacular racing, with Josh Goligher grabbing the opening heat victory over long time leader Jameson Tweed and Gareth McCrory. Heat two was a rather messy affair with a number of cautions and penalties, and amidst the chaos it was Joshua McMullan who took the win over Tweed and the impressive Andy McLeister.
There were plenty of talking points and cautions in the final too, the most notable of which was for a huge shunt for young David Gurney. After some medical attention David was eventually able to walk from his car, and McMullan and David Wilson commenced a great battle for the lead on the restart. Despite Wilson’s best efforts on the outside line McMullan just held on for the win over Wilson, with John Goligher and George Esler next home.
Added: 28/04/19

Points charts have been updated for a number of our fomulas.

In the National Hot Rods, Glenn Bell has moved to the top of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Points table ahead of John Christie after the Easter weekend. The series is now moving into its closing stages where dropped scores etc will come into account. Don't forget that this year dropped scores will be removed prior to the final round, leading to a shoot out final at the last event on June 2nd, starting in series points order. The Cirrus Plastics 2019 DMC Race Promotions Championship sees Derek Martin in the lead after the opening three meetings.

The Stock Rods have been pure box office so far in 2019, with Victor McAfee sitting proudly on top of the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship standings after his superb Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy win. Micky McFall and young hotshot Samuel Wilson are next up, whilst Victor also holds the advantage at the top of the World Championship qualifying trail.

In the National Bangers, Leonard Dunn continues to top the DMC Points Championship chart after a podium finish in the Micros last week. Rodney Herron still holds second spot, whilst the all-new NI Accident Services DMC Entertainers League sees Karl Smyth topping the chart ahead of Herron.

After the second points meeting for the Rookie Bangers, Jason Goodman tops the chart ahead of Josh Goligher and Deano McGrath.

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: 25/04/19

A sun-bathed Aghadowey Oval on Easter Monday saw the inaugural staging of The Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods. After some fantastic racing, the trophy fittingly went the way of Ballymena’s Victor McAfee, a man who raced with Alan throughout his distinguished career.
A full programme of well supported races also saw Kells’ Carl Sloan victorious in the tenth round of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods, whilst Portadown’s Max Hobson beat an international field to land the Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey crown. The other final winners at the Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers sponsored event were Gordy McKee in the Lightning Rods and Joshua McMullan in the Thunder Rods.

In front of the huge Easter Monday crowd, the Stock Rods contested three reverse grid heats to qualify for The Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy final, the first of which saw a clear win for British Champion Shane McMillan. Jonny Cardwell, who had won the Irish Open title at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, ran second for much of the way before being forced out. That handed the runner up spot to Scotland’s Chris Lattka over Stephen McCready. The second heat saw another clear win, this time for experienced campaigner Victor McAfee ahead of former World Champion Marc Morrell and Derek McMillan. Heat three saw Tipperary driver Alan McCormack race home to the chequers ahead of Sam Wilson and Mick Rodgers.
The non-qualifiers on points then contested the B Final, with the top four moving into the main race. World Champion Eric Walker from Surrey had suffered trouble in practice which necessitated an engine change, but he put his woes behind him to take a comfortable win ahead of fellow English star Maison Waugh.
The stadium rose for a minutes applause in memory of former World Champion Connolly before the first running of his memorial race, with two of his career long sparring partners, McAfee and Lattka, sharing the front row of the grid. The frantic opening exchanges saw McAfee ahead as Lattka got railroaded backwards, allowing Morrell to take up second ahead of McCready and D McMillan. As the places battle intensified, McAfee was able to edge clear out front and come home to take the chequered flag and the coveted win. Victor was visibly emotional as he emerged from his car to receive the superb Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy in memory of his long time friend and rival. Morrell and McCready completed the top three at the end of a simply sensational afternoon of Stock Rod racing, one which Alan himself would have been proud of.

The elite National Hot Rods were contesting the tenth round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, and it was the lower graders who dominated the heats as the star men failed to make an impact. Portadown’s Andrew Stewart took the opener ahead of Ian McReynolds and Podge McQuaid, before Simon Kennedy raced home to win heat two over Jaimie McCurdy and Carl Sloan.
McReynolds was on pole spot for the final, but he lost out to McQuaid early on before Sloan burst through to the front. Carl had been a busy driver all afternoon as he also raced in the Stock Rods, but he was able to pull clear to take an emphatic win in some style. As well as his prize from series sponsors Simpson Race Exhausts, Carl also received a new race tyre courtesy of Hoosier UK, in memory of Alan Connolly who of course also starred in the Nationals at the end of his illustrious career. Mark Heatrick and McCurdy filled out the podium positions.

A whole host of visiting young stars from England and Scotland joined the local aces for the Ninja Karts King of Aghadowey, with Leyton Hughes from Antrim stealing away from the front to land victory in the opening heat over Sussex star Anthony Weaver and fellow Englishman Toby Parfitt. Parfitt then took the win in heat two after relegating long time leader Odhran Monaghan, with Max Hobson and Toby Tyson chasing him home.
There was an all English front row for the final, shared by Parfitt and Weaver, and it turned out to be a truly sensational race from the young stars! They raced at breakneck speed and it was hard to believe they are all under 11 years old! Parfitt led them away as Tyson raced through to second chased by Hobson in third. The huge home crowd were willing Hobson on in search of a local win, and he got under Tyson to go second with just a couple of laps to run. Max then pulled off an astounding final lap to grab the lead on the back straight and take a tremendous win to be crowned King of Aghadowey. Toby Parfitt was a deserving runner up ahead of Weaver and Tyson.

Aaron Brunton was the first to show in the opening Lightning Rods field from a well subscribed field, but he lost out to Thomas McCrory who sped home to the flag for the opening win of the day. European Champion Jordan Rochford inherited second ahead of World Champion Gordy after McKee after Irish Champ Nigel Jackson was most unusually docked from second. Ronan McNally held sway out front in the second heat, before former World title holder Aaron Stewart blasted around the outside in style to take a clear win over Adam McCann and McNally.
McCrory made good his escape out front in the final, leaving the rest to battle behind him for second. And what a battle it was as most of the field became involved, before McCrory cruelly went out with a blown engine when half a lap ahead. McKee then showed just why he wears the gold roof of World Champion, powering through to the front to take the win in some style over Jackson and Mark McCambridge.

A great field of over twenty Thunder Rods completed the programme, with Declan Rodgers leading early on before losing out to Joshua McMullan who went on to grab the win over Gareth McCrory and Jerome Doherty. McCrory then took the heat two victory in great fashion, giving notice that he won’t be in the novice grade for too long. Joshua McMullan and his brother Adam McMullan chased Gareth over the line.
The final again saw some great racing, interspersed by some not so great with a number of penalties handed down. Rodgers and then McCrory had spells out front, but it was Joshua McMullan who burst through to take his second win of the day, with his brother Adam and McCrory filling to podium places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Derek McMillan Commercial Refinishers and LM Paints
Added: 23/04/19

Glenavy’s Jonny Cardwell took a hard earned victory in the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, heading home a huge international field of cars to claim the championship crown. The racing was fast and furious all evening across all the divisions at the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm sponsored event, with the other feature race wins falling to Nutts Corner’s Michael Woods in the 2.0 Hot Rods, World Champion Lee Davison from Portadown in the Superstox and Lurgan’s Graham Meek in the Junior Productions. The Micro Bangers were the other formula in action, with Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd claiming the Spring Classic trophy.

Four heats were required for qualifying for the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship, with drivers in attendance from all over the British Isles. The first encounter fell to defending champion Stevie McNiece from Enniskillen ahead of Victor McAfee, with Antrim’s Stephen McCready leading the pack home for a fine win in heat two over Limerick’s Colm O’Sullivan. Heat three saw Ballymena’s Micky McFall take the win over Jonny Cardwell, whilst the final heat saw a win for Tipperary’s Alan McCormack ahead of England’s Maison Waugh. The B Final for non qualifiers saw National Champion Curtis Greer grab a spot at the rear of the main event with a clear victory.

On points Cardwell had annexed pole position over McAfee for the coveted Irish Open final, and Jonny quickly assumed the lead with the pack squabbling right on his rear end. McCready made a brave attempt on the outside but couldn’t make it stick, before Derek McMillan was the next to challenge as Cardwell held on resolutely out front. Derek got right alongside but again couldn’t make it count, as Cardwell completed his fine defensive drive to take the flag and the championship title. McCready crossed the line second but was docked two places for contact on Glenn Bell, elevating McFall and McNiece to the podium places after an enthralling race.

A superb field of 21 2.0 Hot Rods included visitors Dave Leech from England and David Murray from Tipperary, plus a return to action for former World Champion Wayne Woolsey. Dean McFarland set the early heat one pace, before losing out to veteran racer Davy Potter who took the win over Michael Woods and Conor Hughes. Heat two saw Woods in command, leading home Allen Cherry and Thomas Dilly at the flag.

Woods managed to break clear of the battling pack early in the final to open up a huge lead, but in the closing stages his car seemed to go off with some engine issue or other. Cherry was closing him down hand over fist, but Michael just held on to take the victory and earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting. Cherry, Adam Best and Mervyn Emerson completed the places.

Welcome Scottish visitor Bryan Forrest joined the 17 car Superstox field, where Ed Davis raced to the heat one win ahead of Ally Neill and Conor Murphy. Heat two again saw Davis in command, taking his second win of the evening over the impressive Forrest and Cyril Hawe.
Up an upgrade to yellow roof made little difference to Davis at the start of the final, Ed again hitting the front and pulling clear. But this time World Champion Lee Davison was on the move, reeling in the leader as the laps dwindled down. Davison was within touching distance as they took the one lap to go board, and when Davis got out of shape onto the back straight Lee nudged him into a spin to race through and collect a fantastic win. Murphy and Keith McAreavey filled out the podium slots.

They may have been down in numbers, but the Micro Bangers still produced some superb action all evening. The opener was for the Spring Classic trophy, with some spectacular hits going in especially on the Annaghmore Bend. Jonny Rutherford, Matthew McKinstry, Rodney Herron and Tony Gillespie were some of those involved, as Stephen Boyd charged through to take the victory over Leonard Dunn and Karl Smyth.

Another entertaining encounter in the Allcomers saw Dunn take the win over Aaron McGraw as the big hits kept flying in. The DD again saw some entertainment, but was unfortunately abandoned as the track curfew was reached with no end in sight. For the record, Boyd, Smyth and McGraw were the three remaining runners when the red flags were shown. Tony Gillespie deservedly took the trophies for both Best Wreck and Entertainer of the Day.

James Stewart was the star of the opening Junior Productions heat, taking the win over Sam Percy and Sam McNeice. Stewart again showed well in heat two, before getting into a battle with Graham Meek which saw both feel the wrath of the Stewards in Race Control. Meek took the flag but was docked for contact, handing the win to Mark Crawford over Adam McFall.
The star men took control of the final early on, with Meek and McFall racing to the front in close proximity. The duo battled hard all the way home, with Meek even surviving a mid race caution to hold on for the victory after a fine drive. McFall, McNeice and Stewart completed the places.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm
Added: 23/04/19

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