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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
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

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
Portadown’s Adam Hylands took a huge step towards defending his Northern Ireland Championship title when he took victory in the National Hot Rods final at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. On a crisp, dry evening which produced some great racing, the other feature winners at the A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg sponsored event were local Tullyroan ace Allen Cherry in the 2.0 Hot Rods and Lurgan’s Graham Meek in the Junior Productions Golden Helmet, whilst Garvagh’s William McFaul took a heat and final double in the ProStocks.

There was drama before racing even commenced in the National Hot Rods, as a blown engine in practice sidelined Philip McCloy for the evening. That left 16 cars to contest the eleventh round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with Simon Kennedy having a great drive in heat one to take the win over Gary Woolsey, Gary having just pipped Ian McReynolds on the line. John Christie looked racy in fourth ahead of Adam Hylands. Kennedy repeated the feat in heat two, again taking the victory, this time over a rapid Hylands, Andrew Stewart and Woolsey.
From pole spot Kennedy was first to show in the final ahead of Woolsey and Hylands. Hylands was on top form, and he quickly relegated the top duo with some great driving on the outside line. Adam’s pace was simply electric, and he stormed home to the win over Christie and Glenn Bell, with Carl Sloan and Derek Martin next home.

There was a dream debut in the 2.0 Hot Rods for former Junior Productions Irish Champion Drew McKeown, as he took victory in his first ever race ahead of fellow impressive novice grader Dean McFarland. Adam Best was the first of the star men home in third ahead of Allen Cherry. McFarland held sway out front in the second heat, before McKeown pulled off a superb pass late in the race to take his second victory of the night, which earns him an immediate rise to the yellow grade. Gary Wilson was right on his case at the end, but he had to settle for second over McFarland and Cherry.
With a closed grid format for the final in the opening round of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, it left rookies McKeown and McFarland on the front row ahead of the experienced Cherry and Best. As the greens came out McKeown got slightly out of shape as the power went down, allowing Cherry to pounce down the inside to grab the lead. From there he extended his advantage to finish well clear of the pack, winning a brand new Hoosier race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors. Best made it through to second but was docked for contact on Scott Cochrane, which elevated Wilson to the runner up slot ahead of Cochrane and Best.

The opening Junior Production heat saw a great win for Randalstown’s Sam Percy, as he romped home clear of Mark Crawford and Irish Champion Adam McFall. The second heat saw James Stewart this time take the win, holding off Graham Meek and Jack Morrow all the way to the flag.

There was a closed grid formation on points scored for the A McKeown & Son Golden Helmet Award final, with Meek simply powering away out front to claim a fantastic win. Graham really is on top form at present, and he received the magnificent perpetual trophy ahead of Matthew Nicholl and Morrow. McFall had crossed the line second but he found himself disqualified by the Race Stewards for spinning Morrow from second spot.

Once again the ProStocks were back on form, producing four excellent outings as the numbers continue to hold up. Dylan Booth took a clear win in heat one over Darryl McAleese and British Champion Dan Shannon, with the bumpers put to good use in a great race. Heat two saw William McFaul burst through to the win over European Champion Steven Haugh and Shannon.
The feature race final was outstanding, as David McKinnon led early on until he was finally outdone by McFaul late in the race. There was great racing in the pack, as McFaul took his second win of the evening to earn a rise to the star grade for the next meeting. The ever improving Sam Stewart and Booth completed the podium. The night finished with a winner takes all Dash For Cash, which saw another great event with McKinnon, McFaul and Joe Largey exchanging blows and the lead over the final few laps. Largey was ahead when it mattered though, ahead of McKinnon and McFaul.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg
Added: 09/05/19

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

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