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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
25/11/2018 @ 2pm

Back To Basics Bangers u1800cc 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2018 Individual Achievement Award & Champion of Champions

also Lightning Rods, Superstox & ProStocks

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2018 @ 2pm

BOXING DAY BASH!
The Spectacular Caravan Destruction Derby!!
Reliant Robins 2018 Irish Championship

also Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Ninja Karts & Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2018 @ 2pm

Festive Frenzy!
Big Van Bangers 'Van-dalism 2018'

plus Superstox, ProStocks, Junior Productions
& Rookie Bangers


 

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The first of our 2018 Caravan Destruction Derbies is fast approaching on May Day Bank Holiday at Aghadowey Oval.

Already there has been quite a bit of interest in the event 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 to the roof is compulsory
- door plate must be fitted
- 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, Monday May 7th, 2pm start, with a full race programme too!!

Added: 11/04/18

An afternoon packed full of entertainment was served up at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon, with a huge field of Micro Bangers the stars of the show. Ballymena’s Karl Smyth raced through the on track chaos to land the Spring Classic victory, but the real winner was the Molly Smyth Moran Appeal as a huge amount was raised throughout the afternoon. The other feature races at the 2ke Engineering sponsored event saw wins for Glenn Bell (2.0 Hot Rods), Lee Davison (Superstox), Adam McFall (Junior Productions) and Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts).

A fantastic 31 Micro Bangers came under starter’s orders for their opening heat, including three former National Hot Rod World Champions, Glenn Bell, John Christie and Adam Maxwell, all raising funds for the Molly Smyth Moran Appeal and Ronald McDonald House. World Stock Rod Champion Marc Morrell also joined the fun too, and right from the off there was action all around the raceway. William McFaul led the way for much of the distance until he got into trouble on turn three when he slithered into a number of parked cars. Amongst those parked up was Maxwell, and his day was over after a huge hit courtesy of Karl Smyth. Tony Gillespie took up the running but Bell sensationally stormed through to take the win on his banger debut, just holding off World Champion Steven Bolton at the line. Heat two saw Thomas Brown take a big hit on turn three before Dwayne Lynch had a huge rollover on the home straight, whilst Christie also took a heavy knock by the startline. Leonard Dunn was the early pacesetter before Smyth slipped past to the win in his Corsa.
The Spring Classic Final saw Christie’s car obliterated in a huge wrecking train on turn one, as Smyth, Dunn and Bolton contested the lead. Usual ProStocks ace Smyth held on to take the win, with Dunn and Bolton filling the podium at the end of a very bruising contest. The meeting ended with a fantastic Destruction Derby, with Bell getting well and truly stuck in and landing some heavy blows, particularly on Sean Rountree. It boiled down to a fight between Glenn and the popular Rodney Herron, with Herron taking the win after Bell got beached on the sodden infield. Christie took the Best Wreck trophy whilst Bell impressed as he took the Entertainer of the Day Award.

A healthy 16 cars contested the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat, with Glenn Bell being a busy racer as he contested his usual formula as well as the Bangers. The going was very slippery in the rain for the opener, with Dungannon’s Jason Devlin coping best to take a welcome victory over Sean Dynes, with Adam Best in third at the head of huge star grade battle. Jackie Christie took the win in the second heat ahead of a great battle between Thomas Dilly, Devlin and Stephen Emerson, the latter at the wheel of his new car.
The final turned out to be a cracker, with Christie going ahead early until reeled in by Dynes, whilst Bell was closing fast from the red grade. Stuart Cochrane and Best joined the battle too, before a coming together on the Tullyroan end saw Best and Cochrane eliminated and Dynes given an early bath for his part in the incident. Christie lined up to lead Bell away for the two lap dash to the flag, but his transmission gave up the ghost at the worst possible moment and he was forced out of the restart. That gave Bell a clear run to the chequered flag, as he took the 2ke Engineering trophy ahead of Emerson and the returning Mark Madill.

Former Irish Champion Kyle Beattie made a welcome return to the Superstox ranks, with Thunder Rods Irish Champion Gareth Robinson and Paddy Murphy making their class debuts. James Turkington led much of the distance in a superb opening heat, only for Lee Davison to reel him in late on. Turkington slowed to avoid a spun car on the final turn, with Davison getting involved too and breaking his front suspension. Lee however was able to wrestle his three wheeled machine across the line to take the victory is sensational style! Turkington again led heat two before mechanical issues saw Greg Hyndman take over up front. Davison was going like a train again though, and sent Hyndman out to the wall as he stormed through for his second win of the day ahead of Sean Mark and Hyndman.
The final was another fine race, and as the laps ran down there was a six strong battle for the lead. Turkington lost out to James Logan for the top spot before Davison bumpered past to complete his hat-trick is superb fashion. Logan, Stephen Stewart and Mark completed the top four of a great race.

The young stars in the Junior Productions were contesting the opening round of the 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, and they had to contend with a very slippery track in all three races as they followed the Bangers on the race order. Aaron Ward set a great pace in the opening heat, but the conditions caught him out as he glanced the wall when well clear which finished his race. Recent newcomer James Stewart took up the running, and then had Matthew Nicholl go down his outside at the same time as Adam McFall got past him on the inside! McFall pulled clear to take the win over Sam McNeice and Drew McKeown. Heat two saw a controlled win for Samuel Percy, as he raced home well clear of McFall and Davy Gurney after a huge scrap for the places.
Aggregate points put McFall and McNeice on the front row for the final, and after some hectic exchanges in the opening laps on a very slippery race track indeed it was McFall who grabbed the lead. Adam drove a very calculated race to edge clear and take the chequered flag, the trophy and a nice track shop voucher courtesy of the sponsors. McNeice, Irish Champion McKeown and Graham Meek rounded out the top four.

The final formula on show were the Ninja Karts, with the opening heat falling to Max Hobson after he overhauled early leader Ryan Berry. Hobson repeated the feat in heat two, but this time only after the Race Stewards had disqualified Daniel Stewart for contact during the race. The feature race saw a huge six-way battle for the lead late on, with Stewart swooping around the outside to take a great victory over Hobson and Lauren Berry.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, 2ke Engineering
Added: 09/04/18

Despite the wintry conditions the new oval racing season at Aghadowey Oval got off to a fantastic start on Easter Monday with some excellent racing on show. The Stock Rods Irish Masters was the main race on the programme, and it fell the way of Stevie McNiece in an epic grandstand finish after an outstanding afternoon’s entertainment. The other feature race winners at the Murrays of Randalstown sponsored meeting were Portadown ace Adam Hylands (National Hot Rods), Scottish starlet Bailey Millar (Ninja Karts), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and Coleraine’s Ryan Campbell (Thunder Rods).

A superb 27 Stock Rods came under starters orders for their opening Irish Masters heat, with Scotland’s Jonathan Lattka grabbing the early lead before losing out to Micky McFall. World Champion Marc Morrell was a man on a mission and he slipped past to record the win over Lattka and a very impressive Jonny Gillespie. Heat two produced a truly memorable race as former World Champion Chris Lattka held off allcomers for much of the race. Stevie McNiece and Shane McMillan pressed hard, with Jonny Cardwell also coming on a late charge around the outside. C Lattka held on to take the honours as he, McNiece, McMillan, Cardwell and Victor McAfee crossed the line as one in a blanket finish.
Cardwell had taken pole position due to his consistency in the heats, with McNiece alongside and Siobhan Martin and C Lattka on row two. Cardwell chose to ride the wide line for the opening laps in search of grip on the greasy surface, eventually leading to Martin clawing her way past on the inside. They swapped the lead back and forth, with McNiece then coming through to the front until he was ousted from the premier spot by Cardwell once again. As if that wasn’t enough drama for one race, McNiece came back on a late charge on the outside line on the final lap, just pipping Cardwell on the line by a hair’s breadth to successfully defend the Irish Masters crown in truly tremendous style. McFall was third on the road but was demoted for contact on Martin, elevating McAfee to third.

The ninth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods saw the fastest cars on the ovals hampered by the greasy surface. Tyre choice would prove critical all afternoon, with Adam Hylands taking a decisive victory in the opening heat by a considerable margin on four wets, as the others struggled with either two or four slicks on board. Simon Kennedy and Shane Murray filled the places some distance behind the winner. Heat two saw a flag to flag win for Carl Sloan, the Kells driver showing the rest a clean pair of heels to take the flag ahead of Adam Heatrick and Keith Martin.
Hylands and Sloan lined up on row one for the final, with Kennedy and Glenn Bell on row two. Hylands quickly established himself out front to secure the win ahead of Bell and Sloan, while much interest focussed on a great battle for the minor places between Derek Martin, John Christie and Jaimie McCurdy.

The Ninja Karts stars contested their King of Aghadowey crown, with Scotland’s World Champion Charlie Hardie, aiming for his third win in the event in as many years, leading a five strong Scottish challenge for the title. The first graded heat saw Edinburgh’s Rachel Kidd take the victory over Max Hobson and Hardie, before another Scottish win in heat two as Bailey Millar took the chequers ahead of Daniel Stewart and Kidd.
Kidd and Millar shared the front row of the King of Aghadowey Final, with Millar going ahead early on and spending much of the distance fending off Hobson. There was never much between them in a great battle, and despite a late hesitation amongst backmarkers which allowed Hobson right onto his tail, it was Millar who held on to be crowned King of Aghadowey. Hobson and Kidd completed the top three.

A very pleasing field of 20 Lightning Rods took to the grid for the season opener, at no less than the venue for their World Championship later in the season. Adam McCann led the opening heat, which was stopped for a big crash for Vince Litter, before losing out to James Litter and eventual winner Tim Hazlett. Heat two saw Mark McCambridge take the win over Tam Agnew and former World Champion Scott Cochrane as the big Sierra’s filled the slippery Aghadowey circuit.
The final saw current World Champion Aaron Stewart work him way through to the lead, but he soon has the master of the slippery conditions, Nigel Jackson, on his tail. Reigning Irish Champion Jackson wasted little time hitting the outside line to take the lead, and ultimately the victory, in great style. Cochrane came through to a creditable second ahead of Mark Corry.

The programme was rounded out by the Thunder Rods, which saw Ballymena’s James Goldie grab both heat wins to earn himself a rise to the blue grade for the final. Ryan Campbell and Jason Darragh chased him home in the opening heat, before Campbell and Andrew McLean filled the podium in heat two. The feature race final was all about Campbell though, as the Coleraine racer stamped his authority all over proceedings to take a fine win over Noel Watt and Goldie.
Added: 03/04/18

The 2018 oval racing season kicked off in style at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with a high speed five formula feast of racing. The main event on the programme was the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship which saw Enniskillen ace Stevie McNiece take the trophy in emphatic style. The Select Catering sponsored meeting also saw feature race wins for Aughnacloy’s Adam Best (2.0 Hot Rods), Banbridge racer Denver Grattan (Superstox), Ballymena’s Aaron Ward (Junior Productions) and Glenavy’s Joe Largey (ProStocks).

A quality 30 car field of Stock Rods from Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland arrived to do battle for the coveted Irish Open Championship. The first qualifier saw defending champion Jonny Cardwell take a polished victory from pole position in his new car, leading home World Champion Marc Morrell and Scotland’s John McAllister. Heat two had more than its fair share of drama, as Glasgow’s National Champion Siobhan Martin pulled well clear at the head of the field. A late race caution when fellow Scot Jonathan Lattka hit the back straight wall closed the field right up behind Siobhan, and during the two lap dash to the flag she and Dublin’s Gary Butler had a skirmish which saw Siobhan eliminated and Gary disqualified. That handed the victory to Stevie McNiece ahead of Irish Champion Victor McAfee and Shane McMillan. The final heat saw Ballymena’s Curtis Greer romp home to the win ahead of an impressive Mick Rodgers and returning Ballymena star Micky McFall.
Aggregate points saw McNiece and Morrell share the front row for the Irish Open final ahead of McAfee and McAllister, with McNiece edging ever so slightly clear early on. Behind him a huge battle was developing between Morrell, McAfee, Cardwell and Greer for second, with nothing to separate the squabbling quartet. As McNiece romped home to land the title after a faultless drive, the podium places fell to Greer in second and Chris Lattka in third, after Cardwell and Morrell were both docked for contact during the race. It was a dramatic night of superb Stock Rod action which bodes well for the season ahead.

A very pleasing field of 2.0 Hot Rods produced three closely contested races. Ballymoney’s Thomas Morrison set the pace in the opening heat of the night, and was soon challenged by a hard charging Aaron Beattie. Former World Champion Adam Hylands was the one to watch though, producing a text book drive around the outside of them both to land the victory and great applause from the fans for his efforts. Morrison again showed well in the second heat, losing out to a fast moving Jackie Christie as the laps unfolded. Stuart Cochrane was the first star man to show in this one, and despite heaping pressure onto the leader over the last few laps it was Renault Sport F1 technician Christie who hung on for a morale boosting win.
Morrison again was the first to show ahead of Christie in the Select Catering feature race, with fancied runner Hylands spinning out after a touch from another car early on. Adam Best was the one to watch in this one, as he relegated Beattie and then hit the tough outside line to drag himself past Christie and Morrison to take the victory in impressive style. Morrison and Irish Champion Glenn Bell rounded out the top three after an excellent night of Hot Rod racing.

Sixteen Superstox took to the Tullyroan circuit for their season opener, the venue for their World Championship showdown later in the year. Novice graders Brian Lammey and James Turkington disputed the early lead, before losing out to a fast moving James Logan. Logan had no answer when the star men came knocking on his back bumper late on, with Gary Grattan nudging him wide to take the win over Aaron McNeilly and Logan. Heat two saw Turkington again lead before losing out in the closing stages to McNeilly. Aaron then went out when Grattan got the bumper in, with the caution called with just a single lap remaining to retrieve McNeilly’s stranded machine. Gary made no mistake on the last lap shootout, taking the win over his brother Denver Grattan and Greg Hyndman.
Turkington and Hyndman both had turns out front in the final, but lost out to the fast charging Grattan brothers Denver and Gary. This time it was Denver doing the winning as he raced home to the win, despite Gary having a lunge at him on the final bend. Behind them Sean Mark impressed in third.

A dozen young stars in the Junior Productions for 10-16 year olds provided proof that the future of the sport is in safe hands with some super racing. Samuel Percy was the man to watch in the heats, winning the first at a canter ahead of Adam Weir and Matthew Nicholl, and then holding off Weir and Callum Magill to take his second win of the evening in heat two.
Percy’s two wins saw him automatically upgraded to the yellow grade for the final, leaving fellow Ninja Karts graduate Aaron Ward to lead the field away. Percy gave chase right from the off, before they were brought to a halt for a big crash for Graham Meek on turn three. The medical and track staff did a sterling job to extricate Graham from the wreckage, and thankfully after a quick visit to hospital for a check over he was given the all clear. With just two laps remaining Ward held his nerve to take the victory in great fashion, charging home ahead of Nicholl and Irish Champion Drew McKeown.

With new rules in place regarding engines and tyres for the ProStocks formula, hopes are high that the numbers will build up during the season. From a slightly depleted entry Irish Champion Dan Shannon won the opening heat before novice Sam Stewart drove a blinder to take the second heat win. Stewart led much of the way in the final, but star grader Joe Largey had his new car well and truly wound up to steal through with five to go to grab the silverware. Stephen Boyd and William McFaul rounded out the top three.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Select Catering & DGH Services
Added: 03/04/18

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are pleased to announce the generous sponsors of our 2018 Points Championships across our various formulae.

National Hot Rods World Series NI - Hankook Performance Tyres

2.0 Hot Rods NI Points Championship - John Wolsey's Racemart

Lightning Rods NI Points Championship - Maxwell Freight Services

Stock Rods NI Points Championship - Maxwell Freight Services

Superstox NI Points Championship - Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares

ProStocks NI Points Championship - Ryan Wright Signs & Embroidery

1300 Stock Cars NI Points Championship - Autoweld Belfast

Junior Productions NI Points Championship - A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg

Ninja Karts NI Points Championship - ASC Cars Ballymena

National Bangers DMC Points Championship - FAST Paintworx

Thunder Rods NI Points Championship - Norman Purdy & Sons Scrap Metal Merchants

Reliant Robins NI Points Championship - Bevan's Garage, Larne


We would like to thank each of these sponsors for their generosity, and also all of our various meeting sponsors throughout the upcoming season. As always, we urge all race fans to support those who support our sport.

Added: 27/03/18

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