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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
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

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts 2020 World Series NI Round 7

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Junior Productions



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Kells driver Derek McMillan was crowned European Stock Rod Champion at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening in torrential rain. From a top quality field of over 40 drivers, Derek qualified on pole position and led the title race from flag to flag for his second European title win. The evening was blighted by some very heavy showers for the final few races, with other feature race victories at the S McAfee & Son of Ballymena sponsored event falling to Antrim’s Stephen Emerson in the 2.0 Hot Rods, Newtownabbey’s Calvin Blake in the 1300 Stock Cars and Ballymena’s Adam Graham in the Thunder Rods.

Three qualifying heats were required for the top quality Stock Rods entry from right across the British Isles. England’s Max Bradburn was the first to show in the dry opening qualifier, and he led all the way home ahead of Derek McMillan and defending European Champion Dean O’Dell from Bedfordshire. Bradburn was unfortunately then docked two places by the Stewards for jumping a mid-race restart, handing victory to McMillan. The second qualifier saw a clear victory for Scottish lady racer Siobhan Martin, who raced home well ahead of Jordan McCann and English ace Daniel Rea. The third qualifier saw an easy flag to flag win for Cullybackey’s National & Irish Champion Curtis Greer, ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Shane McMillan.

The B Final saw a win for Surrey’s World Champion Eric Walker, before Derek McMillan wheeled his car onto pole position for the European Championship final. Greer qualified alongside on the front row, with Stevie McNiece and Martin occupying row two. The heavens literally opened just before the start, with the track totally awash as they took the green flag. Derek quickly edged clear out front ahead of firstly McNiece and then Greer. A caution period for a stranded car wiped out Derek’s advantage, and soon Greer found himself demoted by an audacious move from Shane McMillan.
The McMillan brothers now occupied the top two positions, with Martin right there in third as the rain showed no sign of abating. Another caution again saw Derek’s lead evaporate, but he calmly raced clear once again and home to his second European Championship triumph. What makes it even more notable is that the young Kells ace missed almost all of the 2018 campaign through illness, and he has certainly bounced back in style! Martin again underlined her star potential in second having squeezed past Shane McMillan late on, with Antrim’s Stephen McCready grabbing third on the line.

Gary Grattan debuted a sublime new Nova Saloon 2.0 Hot Rod, but it was Ballymoney’s Thomas Morrison who continued his excellent 2019 form with a great win in the opening qualifier for the King of Aghadowey. Thomas Dilly and Drew McKeown were next up, before Antrim’s Stephen Emerson took the heat two win over Ryan McClure and Mervyn Emerson.
Aggregate points gave S Emerson pole spot for the final, and from there he duly romped home to take the King of Aghadowey crown over McClure and Scott Cochrane after a dominant display.

The 1300 Stock Cars also had their King of Aghadowey title to contest, with former Junior Productions star Gareth Halliday taking his first ever win in the senior ranks in the opening heat as he just held off a fast charging Calvin Blake. Newtownabbey ace Blake went one better in heat two, taking the win over Josh McKinstry and Jonny Patterson.
The circuit was saturated for the final, with recent Open Scottish Championship winner Robbie Wright the first to show out front. Blake was more than equal to Robbie’s pace though, knocking him wide with the bumper before storming past to a great King of Aghadowey win. Wright and McKinstry filled out the places.

As usual these days the Thunder Rods were well subscribed indeed, and it was debutant Adam Graham from Ballymena who took a splendid opening heat win after leading from flag to flag. As the rest battled behind, Johnny Pollock and Gavin Gamble came through for second and third. Londonderry driver Pollock then went one better in the second heat, this time taking the flag over Steven Elder and returnee William Donnell.
The Thunder Rods also had to cope with a sodden track come feature race time, and it was wet weather specialist Elder who pushed clear early on in horrendous conditions. Just as it looked cut and dried, Steven sensationally lost a wheel into turn one, bringing out the caution flags and closing the field right up for the restart. Graham was the man holding the trump card now, and he duly completed the remaining laps to mark a dream debut with a heat and final double. Donnell and Gamble completed the top three after another excellent outing from the budget racers.
Added: 17/06/19

Spedeworth Motorsports would like to clarify the rules changes for Superstox ready for the 2020 season.

The rear suspension will stay to the current 2019 rules. No change.

Shock absorbers. Three shock absorbers on the car will be controlled shock absorbers supplied by Spedeworth Fabrications 2015 Ltd. These must be used on the inside front which is the centre green side and the two rear shockers. The only change to the shockers will be that you can put an extension top mount upon it because some cars are running short and others are running long. After talking to lots of drivers about this I have come up with the decision to leave white and yellow grade drivers on the shocker rule as per 2019 but if any drivers upgrades to blue grade or higher they must change their shockers before they are permitted to race and if they do not race they will not be dropped back down the grades to yellow or white. This is going to be for one year only and then all cars will be on the same shockers.

This announcement is to give everyone an idea of what is happening with the future of Superstox and at this point in time I cannot see any other rule changes coming in for the Superstox class in the foreseeable future unless I feel people are trying to twist the rules.

Deane Wood

Added: 14/06/19

A number of points charts have been updated this week and are now available to view online.

Most notably, Adam Hylands has been confiemd as the winner of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods, and is therefore crowned Northern Ireland Champion. Adam headed Glenn Bell and John Christie in the final standings. In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship Hylands has moved ahead to lead the way over Derek Martin and Glenn Bell.

After our successful Shamwreck meeting for the National Bangers, Leonard Dunn sits proudly on top of the DMC Points Championship table ahead of Rodney Herron and Karl Smyth. The NI Accident Services DMC National bangers Entertainers League now sees Herron deservedly in first place.

Congratualtion to Antrim's Conor Hughes who finished on top of the World Championship qualifying points chart for the 2.0 Hot Rods after a fine debut season. Conor will lead our drivers into battle at Ipswich next month, and he finished ahead of Allen Cherry and Gary Wilson.

A number of our mini-series charts have also beeen updated, with Mark Crawford ahead in the Junior Productions Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, Paddy Murphy leads the Superstox NIOvalTV Series, Calvin Blake has a perfect score after an opening round hat-trick in the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series for 1300 Stock Cars, whilst Marc Morrell leads the Stock Rods Butler Motorsport Challenge Series.

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: 05/06/19

An exciting afternoon of top championship action was enjoyed by an excellent crowd at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. Surrey based Joey Reynolds was the toast of the Unlimited National Bangers as he took a fine heat and final double to claim victory in the coveted Shamwreck 2019, whilst in the National Hot Rods the year-long Northern Ireland Championship title went right to the wire in the final race, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands scooping the honours. The other victors at the Cherry pipes sponsored event were Conor Murphy in the Superstox, Mark Crawford in the Junior Productions and Jonny Patterson in the 1300 Stock Cars.

Seanie Bell led the field off in the opening National Bangers heat, before losing out to English visitor Joey Reynolds. There was an early stoppage after welcome Dutch visitor Dennis Vorkink found himself upside down on the back straight. Bell took some heavy hits on the restart, as Reynolds raced home to the win over former World Champion Steven Bolton and Irish Champion Leonard Dunn.

The top finishers in the heat started the Shamwreck 2019 final from the front of the grid, and Reynolds quickly made his escape out front. Bolton was giving it everything in his bid to get on terms, and his chance looked like it had come when a late red flag was called for a loose wheel on the raceway. Reynolds executed the perfect restart however, edging clear to take the Shamwreck title is style ahead of Bolton and Dunn.

The Allcomers race saw Bolton ahead until Reynolds took over out front once again, but he cruelly hit mechanical trouble and retired. Dunn came through to take the victory over Bolton after a bruising encounter throughout the field. The afternoon finished with the James ‘The Cat’ Smith Memorial Destruction Derby, with some huge hits going in around the circuit to whittle down the field. Stephen Boyd had a huge crash on the home straight, before it boiled down to just Stevo McGrath and Ryan Patton for the win. They played cat and mouse for some time, but it ended up in a tie when a head on between the two saw both unable to continue. At the end of a fantastic afternoon’s Banger racing, Vorkink took the Entertainer of the Day award back to Holland, Boyd claimed Best Wreck whilst the Best Presented Car was won by Adam Maxwell.

John Christie, Glenn Bell and Adam Hylands all had a chance of victory in the National Hot Rods Northern Ireland Championship as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI reached its final round. Adam Heatrick easily took the win in the opening heat ahead of Jaimie McCurdy, but whilst Christie beat Bell in their battle for eighth it was Hylands who came right into title contention with a great outside drive to third. Christie’s hopes then evaporated in heat two when he hit serious engine trouble, allowing Gary Woolsey to claim a fine win with title challengers Bell and Hylands next up.
Unfortunately series leader Christie was missing from what would have been pole position for the final, leaving Hylands and Bell to share the front row in what was basically a ‘winner takes all’ scenario. Hylands made the perfect start to hit the front, and despite Bell keeping him honest all the way home it was Adam who took the chequered flag to successfully defend his NI title. Behind Bell, Derek Martin, McCurdy and Woolsey completed the top finishers.

Welcome Scottish visitor Chris Cuthbert joined the local Superstox for the first round of the NIOvalTV Series, with class debuts for Steven Haugh and Michael Logan and lovely new cars on show for Geoffrey Moffett and Darren Bevan. Novice grader Paddy Murphy took a polished flag to flag win in heat one ahead of Jordan Robinson and Conor Murphy, after runner up on the road Aaron McNeilly was docked two places for jumping the start. McNeilly made amends in heat two, steering his RCE machine to the win this time over Paddy Murphy and World Champion Lee Davison.
Paddy Murphy again led the final away, leading until well after half way before the bumper of McNeilly moved him aside. Conor Murphy was charging forward too, leaving a grandstand finish on the cards. Conor went in hard on McNeilly into the final bend, spinning Aaron out but hampering his own progress too. That allowed his brother Paddy back alongside, the two having a drag race to the line! Conor just got the verdict by the narrowest of margins, with Paddy a gallant runner up ahead of Davison and Robinson.

The young stars in the Junior Productions were competing in the opening round of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, with Mark Crawford the opening heat winner over Irish Champion Adam McFall and Sam Percy, after Sam McNeice was docked from second place. McNeice made amends in style by winning heat two ahead of Crawford and Percy, after a whole raft of penalties were handed down for jump starts and contact.
The final saw Crawford quickly assume control, leading all the way home to the flag to collect the trophy and a generous voucher from the series sponsors. McNeice kept him honest all the way, ahead of Meek and McFall.

An action packed opener for the 1300 Stock Cars saw Jamie McCann almost roll and Adrian McKinstry fenced hard. Jonny Patterson had pulled out quite a lead before a caution was called late on when Willie Stewart lost a wheel, and on the resumption Calvin Blake bumpered Patterson wide on the final turn to take a last gasp victory. Patterson and Nicky Lowry filled the places. Lurgan’s Patterson made no mistake in heat two, leading all the way to take the win over Blake and McCann.

Patterson then repeated the dose in the feature race final, leading from flag to flag to collect the Cherry Pipes sponsored silverware and earn himself an upgrade for the next meeting. McCann, Blake, Lowry and Stewart filled out the top five.
Added: 03/06/19

Allen Cherry took his second final win of the month in the 2.0 Hot Rods at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday 26th of May in a meeting sponsored by Dungannon Hot Tub Hire. Long-time racer Davy Potter took a lights to flag win in a twenty one car incident packed opening heat for the two litres, fending off a race long challenge from Scott Cochrane who was attempting to go around the GT Gas Works backed Nova, with Mervyn Emerson poised in third should a gap appear on the inside. The second heat was a reverse of the opening heat and it seen Antrim’s Stephen Emerson repeat Potter’s feat of taking a lights to flag win. The early exchanges in the race were the battle for second with Allen Cherry passing Gary Wilson and Denver Grattan to move from fourth to second early on, but he was unable to do anything about Emerson had to settle for second with Grattan third.
The results from the heats had put Cherry on pole for the closed grid final where he’d be joined on the front row by Mervyn Emerson with Stephen Emerson and Conor Hughes filling the second row and Scott Cochrane was joined on row three by Denver Grattan.
At the drop of the flag Cherry was off into the lead while Mervyn Emerson didn’t get the best of starts which had allowed both Stephen Emerson and Hughes through into second and third with Mervyn Emerson slotting into fourth. From the early stages the lead pair pulled away with Emerson keeping Cherry honest, but it looked like it would take a mistake from Cherry for Emerson to take the win. Cherry took the final victory, his second in a row at the track he lives just down the road from, Stephen Emerson was runner up with Hughes third.
Like the 2 Litre Hot Rods, the Ninja Karts were racing for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup, the class took a bit of a slump in numbers in 2018 but are on the up again this season and there was no fewer than nine white grade drivers on the grid for the opening heat. It was an evening that was to be dominated by one of those white grade drivers in the shape of young Portadown racer Rhea McConkey. In the opening heat Rhea McConkey started on the front of white grade and took the early lead but dropped back to second briefly in the middle of the race when Odhran Monaghan hit the front for a few laps before spinning out, once she was back in front McConkey went unchallenged and took a comfortable win navigating back marking traffic in the closing stages Max Hobson came second with Lacey Bevan third. In the second heat McConkey came from the back of the white graders but was soon up to second and chasing down early race leader Ryan Berry. A mid race caution period help close the gap between leader Berry and second place McConkey, but it also closed the gap between the higher grade drivers and them. The restart led to a four car scrap for the lead with Berry leading, Monaghan moving up to second, McConkey third and coming under pressure from Hobson who’d come through the field to fourth. As they caught backmarker, Jacob Ferguson, Rhea McConkey seized the opportunity to go around the lead pair and the backmarker with a few laps to go and from there took her second win of the day, again followed home by Max Hobson.
The grid for the final was determined by the points from the heats and having finished first and second in both heats it was McConkey and Hobson who shared the front row. Without the disadvantage of the half lap grading handicap that Hobson had been starting behind McConkey in the heats most people would have had their money on him driving off into the distance, but McConkey’s performances in the heats were definitely punching above the weight of a white grader. It was no surprise when the green flag dropped that Hobson made the better start and led the field into turn one with McConkey and Monaghan giving chase, but Hobson didn’t drive into the distance and McConkey kept him firmly in her sights, there wasn’t much movement in the top three with them looking fairly equal up until a mid race stoppage for a stopped kart. On the restart Hobson led them off but this time it looked like McConkey was a fraction faster and lap after lap she just seemed to carry a bit more momentum and slowly chipped away at Hobson’s lead and starting to look for a run on the outside to challenge for the lead. Then, with two laps to go, just as she’d done in heat two, McConkey seized an opportunity as the leaders came through traffic and just got a slightly cleaner run through the traffic to take the lead, from then she stuck with the slightly wider line she’d run the entire race and Hobson looked like he’d have a run and a gap on the inside but was just unable to get his nose in and it was McConkey who took her third win of the day and the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Hobson had to settle for second with Monaghan third.

The Stock Rods raced for the opening round of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series, with two graded started and a closed grid final. Coleraine’s Del McLaughlin made the most of his white grade by taking the lead from the off in the opening heat and maintaining the lead to take a comfortable win, leading home Marc Morrell and Samuel Montgomery who completed the top three. It looked like the second heat was going to be a repeat of the first with McLaughlin leading from early on, but this time he came under pressure from Jordan McCann and in the closing stages McCann was able to make a pass and went on to take the win with McLaughlin finishing second and Jonny Gillispie third. With the highest points scorer to pole in the final it was Del McLaughlin and Marc Morrell who shared the front row with Gillispie and Montgomery on row two with the third row occupied by McCann and Jonny Cardwell. At the drop of the flag it was McLaughlin who got away in the lead with Morrell slotting in behind and Gillispie taking up third with a bit of breathing space to McCann who had been hampered in a door to door battle with Montgomery for fourth early on. Within a few laps Morrell had found his way through on the inside to take the lead, a lead which he wouldn’t relinquish and the former World Champion would go on to take the win. McLaughin meanwhile fell down the order and it was Gillispie who took second, McCann third, Cardwell fourth and Curtis Greer the first star grade driver home in fifth.
Following on from winning the Southern Irish Championship the previous weekend at Tipperary Jordan Rochford took an opening heat win in the Lightning Rods where he was followed home by Adam McCann and Nigel Jackson. There was early drama in the second heat when Aaron Brunton spun on turn four and was collected by Ricky Shaw, with Brunton unable to get his car out of harms way there was an early stoppage. Ronan McNally led the pack on the restart fending off challenges for the lead from McCann and Martin O’Flaherty before Mark Corry moved through into second and then was able to make the pass on the outside to take the lead. Once out on front Corry was able to build up a lead and take the win.
Like heat two there was early drama in the final when Tommy McCrory got pushed onto the grass on the back straight and found himself a passenger as the car slid back out onto the track the middle of a pack of cars, collecting Richard Stewart who in turn collected Jordan Rochford and Aaron Stewart and also slowed up those behind as they took avoiding action. At the front it was McNally who had a bit of a lead over McCann, O’Flaherty, Brunton and Dermot Tynan who were scrapping for second. As the laps ticked down Corry made his way through the lower graders with Tim Hazlett and Ricky Shaw in hot pursuit, with the trio eventually hitting the front. With Corry in the lead he succumbed to pressure from Hazlett and made a mistake that let the Randalstown driver down the inside to take the lead with just a few laps remaining, giving Hazlett his second final win at Tullyroan of the month. Shaw was also able to capitalize, taking second place with Corry ending up third.
The 1300 Stock Cars made their first appearance of the season at Tullyroan, racing for the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series. Their three races shared a similar theme with Jonny Patterson leading them away from the white grade before Belfast’s Calvin Blake came through to take the lead and subsequently the win. Patterson was runner up in the opening heat with Nicky Lowry runner up in heat two and the final.
Added: 26/05/2019

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