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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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An exciting afternoon of international Banger racing at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday saw the race fans treated to some top class action. Through the chaos Team Sour B came out on top to land the coveted Irish Teams Championship, with the title chase going right down to the wire in the final event of the day. There was a dream National Bangers debut for former National Hot Rod World Champion Adam Maxwell, as he steered his Mondeo to a perfect win in the feature race final. In the supporting classes at the Hogg's Bar, Loughgall sponsored meeting, there were victories for Scotland's Bailey Millar in the Ninja Karts and Glenavy's Mark McCambridge in the Lightning Rods, whilst Portadown's Lee Davison took a faultless hat-trick in the Superstox.

An excellent entry representing 15 teams gathered for the annual 2L National Bangers Irish Teams Championship, including some very welcome English and Scottish visitors. Irish Champion Leonard Dunn wasted little time in declaring Bad Company's intentions of retaining their title as he raced home to victory in the opening heat amidst carnage on track. The action came thick and fast, with World Champion Steven Bolton and Adam Maxwell filling out the places. Heat Two saw yet more spectacular hits, as England's Ricky Hutton took the win for Team Sour B ahead of Team Buckle B's Bolton and Matt Butcher from Team Sour C. Some superb pit work saw another good field returned for heat three, which fell the way of England's Mark Marchant for Team Sour B as only three cars went the distance.
There was an early stoppage in the final as Willie McFaul took a hefty knock on the back straight, as Maxwell and Hutton disputed the lead out front. Maxwell took a sensational win on his class debut, with Hutton's second putting Team Sour B well clear in the points race. A very impressive 20 cars returned for the DD, which saw Ryan Patton go for a rollover across the infield. At the resumption of hostilities the action centred on turn one, which some tremendous hits being dished out. Hutton eliminated his rivals to take the win and the title for Team Sour B over their stablemates Team Sour A, with Team Buckle B in third place. Hutton, Gary Lee, Paul Stafford and Mark Marchant celebrated their title triumph in style.
At the end of a very toughly fought meeting, Bad Company's Karl Smyth took both the Entertainer of the Day award and the Best Wreck trophy. Karl's Vauxhall Zafira took a battering all afternoon but he kept returning for more, until it was totally obliterated in the DD.

With their World Championship being staged in Northern Ireland this season, it was pleasing to see a great field of 21 Lightning Rods take to the grid for their opening heat. There was an early stoppage in heat one when Jonny McMillan lost a wheel, whilst Tam Agnew was given an early bath for spinning Chris McGirr. Tim Hazlett took up the running but had no answer to the flying Nigel Jackson, the Irish Champion sweeping past to take the victory over Ricky Shaw. Hazlett made no mistake in the second heat, getting the better of a battle for the lead to take the win in the sodden conditions over Jackson and Vince Litter.
The final saw a great battle out front as heat winners Jackson and Hazlett challenged leader Mark McCambridge. Hazlett went out, and despite the gallant efforts of Jackson it was McCambridge who held it all together to take a morale boosting feature race win. Jackson, Feargal McNally and Shaw filled out the top places.

The open wheeled Superstox coped admirably with the tricky conditions, with James Turkington leading the way before losing out to a flying Lee Davison. Davison was in superb form, taking the chequered flag over Stephen Stewart and Turkington, before repeating the dose in heat two with another great win with Stewart again in second. Turkington again set the early pace in the final, but was helpless to hold back Davison who powered through and on to record his hat-trick, celebrating with a 360 degree spin over the line. Stewart, David Beattie and Turkington filled out the places.

The local Ninja Kart stars were joined by welcome Scottish visitor Bailey Millar, and he would feature in the premier places all afternoon. The star of the heats however was Lacey Bevan, as she drove two fantastic races to take both victories. In the opener Lacey just held off a fast closing Millar, before reaching the chequers ahead in heat two despite Millar and Max Hobson bearing down on her fast. The final saw most of the field delayed by an opening lap skirmish, which left Ryan and Lauren Berry well clear out front. Millar was first to break free from the pack in his new SLS kart, and his quickly chased down the leaders to power ahead and take the silverware back across the Irish Sea. Irish Champion Daniel Stewart took second ahead of Hobson and Jack Morrow.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hogg's Bar of Loughgall
Added: 19/02/18

The new 2018 rules for ProStocks have now been released, and they see a number of changes to bring this exciting formula back to spirit of what it was designed for, and reduce the cost of racing for the drivers.

Amongst the changes are:
- a one tyre rule, the Kingstar SK10 195/50x15, will be introduced to Northern Ireland from the start of the season with a view to the Scottish cars coming on board during the year
- all blocks to remain standard
- engine buy out clause of £350
- no slotting of pulleys permitted on Vauxhall engines

To view the full rules click on the link below, and hopefully this reduction in the cost of racing will see the fields grow during 2018 and produce the spectacular racing which the formula is renowned for!

Added: 29/01/18

The 2018 Race Dates for DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are now available to download. With some huge events on offer, the new season looks to be one of our best to date!

The prestigious Superstox Championship of the World returns to Northern Ireland in September at Tullyroan Oval and, alongside the National Hot Rods British Championship and the Classic Hot Rods Irish Open Championship, it looks like the dream weekend for the racing purist. In July we have the Lightning Rods World Championship being staged at Aghadowey Oval, as our drivers chase a record sixth World title in a row! The Summer Speedweekend also sees the 2.0 Hot Rods British Championship and the Ninja Karts European Championship up for grabs.

Ireland’s biggest National Banger bash, Shamwreck 2018, moves to Aghadowey Oval for the first time on May 27th, and once again it promises to be one of th highlights of the season. A full programme of National Banger racing also includes the return of the Irish Teams Championship to Tullyroan Oval on February 18th.

The big date for the Stock Rods sees their British Championship being contested in August alongside the ProStocks British Championship and also the first ever Irish Open Championship for the Junior Productions. With the formula blossoming in Scotland this season, we should have a full grid for their first ever international title race.

There’s something for everyone at DMC Race Promotions in 2018, and we hope to see you along to some of our events during the year.

Over the next few weeks we will be contacting our regular partners and sponsors, and if you would like to join us in 2018 to promote your company or brand, please contact us at info@dmcracepromotions.com

Added: 12/01/18

The Big Van Bangers thrilled the large festive crowd at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday afternoon, with some excellent action served up on track. Dungannon's Uel Reid steered his way through the mayhem to grab the Van-dalism title on his first ever outing, whilst Ian Bolton landed his sixth Reliant Robins Irish Championship. Other feature race winners at the Cirrus Plastics sponsored meeting were Tam Agnew (Lightning Rods), Stephen Murray (Rookie Bangers) and David Beattie (Superstox).

An excellent entry of Big Van Bangers arrived to chase the Van-dalism title, with the action starting straight away as Stevo McGrath gave Irish Champion Leonard Dunn a heavy fencing on the Annaghmore Bend. Dunn picked up some heavy damage as World Banger Champion Steven Bolton and newc omer Uel Reid contested the lead. Dungannon man Reid came through to claim the win as Bolton floundered late on. Dublin's Paul Gaffney entertained in the Allcomers event as he used his huge van to stop everyone else. The one who avoided the chaos was Davy Patton, the Armagh man taking the chequered flag in his Transit.
There was more superb entertainment in the Destruction Derby, with Gaffney demolishing everything in his way to claim the win. Conor Kelly took quite a battering and it earned him the Best Wreck trophy, with Gaffney also taking the Entertainer of the Day trophy.

Neil Martin set the early pace in the Reliant Robins 2017 Irish Championship title race, the points champion squabbling with Ian Bolton and John Stewart for the early laps. Bolton was mastering the slippery conditions to perfection, and he powered past on the wide outside line to land his sixth Irish title win in great style. Stewart and Martin filled out the podium, with Martin later on winning the Irish Revenge race after a great tussle.

Former ProStocks World Champion Tam Agnew was the star of the Lightning Rods as he took a brace of wins including the feature race final. In the first heat Tam pulled clear to record the win over star men Richard Stewart, Nigel Jackson and Jordan Rochford. Despite leading most of the way in the second heat, Magheralin's Agnew lost out late on as Jonny McMillan slipped through for the win ahead of Vince Litter and Agnew.
Agnew again stretched clear in the final, only to see his lead wiped out by a caution period when Martin O'Donovan struck the turn one wall. That brought Litter, Jackson and Stewart right into the mix but Agnew was equal to it all and powered home for his second win of the day. Litter, Jackson, Stewart and Ricky Shaw filled the places.

The biggest field of Rookie Bangers to date put on three excellent races, with plenty of nudging and spinning all around the raceway. Conor Finegan powered home to the heat one victory in his Honda ahead of Mark Kierans, before Stephen Murray emerged out of the pack to take the chequered flag in heat two over Christy Bradley.
Murray made no mistake in the Cirrus Plastics sponsored final, surging clear to take his second win of the day over Finegan and David Mooney as the Rookies once again impressed many.

With no star graders present the lower graded drivers had a chance to shine in the Superstox, with James Logan powering through to take victory in the opening race of the day ahead of James Turkinston. Turkington went one better in the second heat, taking the win over Gregg Hyndman and Sean Mark. The final belonged to David Beattie, as he stamped his authority all over proceedings with an emphatic win. Hyndman, Turkington and Mark filled out the places.
Added: 02/01/18

The spectacular Caravan Destruction Derby was the highlight of the Boxing Day meeting at Aghadowey Oval, which saw a big crowd brave the elements for an afternoon of festive racing. Coagh supremo Dessie Dallas once again mastered the Caravan DD to take the victory, with Kells ace Derek McMillan coming out on top in the competitive Stock Rods division. The other feature race wins at the Autoworx of Ballymoney sponsored meeting fell to Norman Purdy (Thunder Rods), Matthew Weir (Ninja Karts), Aaron Ward (Junior Productions) and William Donnell (ProStocks).

A healthy field of 10 cars and caravans took to the grid to battle it out for the annual Boxing Day Caravan Derby, with former National Hot Rod World Champion Adam Maxwell and Saloon Stock Car star Kieran McIvor amongst the ranks. The star duo quickly got stuck in, with Kieran actually getting up and inside Adam's caravan at one stage before eventually breaking free. The carnage around the track was colossal, and it boiled down to a three way fight between Dessie Dallas, Ken Boyd and Jamie Tannahill. Dallas landed the telling blows to continue his winning streak in the derbies, with Boyd and Tannahill losing out late on.


Vital World Championship qualifying points were on offer for the Stock Rods, and it was current World Champion Marc Morrell who produced an outstanding drive to land the opening heat win over Derek McMillan and Irish Champion Victor McAfee. Heat two was controversial to say the least, as the lead trio of Derek McMillan, Morrell and Shane McMillan got involved in a heated battle during which all three overstepped the boundaries. They were all penalised to some extent at the conclusion, which elevated Ed Davis to the victory. The final saw another excellent battle, thankfully much more sportsmanlike this time, from which Derek McMillan charged home to record an excellent success over his brother Shane and Morrell at the end of a toughly fought afternoon for the formula.

Ballybogey's Norman Purdy was the star turn in the Thunder Rods, as he grabbed a brace of wins including the final. He was in fact first over the line in all three races, only to fall foul of the stewards and get docked for contact in the second heat. David Baird chased Purdy over the line in the opener, before again having to settle for second when Samuel Montgomery inherited the heat two win after Purdy's penalty. Baird again took runner up slot in the final after leading much of the distance, but he was unable to stave off the advances of Purdy who nipped ahead in the closing stages to grab the silverware.

The Ninja Karts also entertained with three excellent races, with both heats falling the way of the eye catching Max Hobson. Daniel Stewart and Lauren Berry chased Max home in the first heat, before Lacey Bevan and Rhea McConkey filled out the top three in heat two. Heat two also saw a monumental rollover for Curtis McConkey on turn four, from which he fortunately escaped unhurt. Some sterling pit work even saw Curtis return for the feature final, which was blown wide open when favourute Hobson went out after tangling with Bevan whilst contesting the lead. Matthew Weir nipped ahead and drove the race of his life to take his first ever final victory in some style, ahead of a splendid effort from Curtis McConkey and Ryan Berry.

The ProStocks and Junior Productions were both down in numbers for this off-season outing. Irish Champion Dan Shannon battled to two heat wins in the ProStocks before being despatched in the final by Stephen Boyd. Boyd kept his ailing car ahead for much of the distance, but William Donnell landed a telling blow on the final bend to snatch the win. In the Junior Productions Matthew Nicholl and Sam McNeice shared the heat wins, before Aaron Ward took his first final win in the category by just holding off McNeice at the flag.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Autoworx of Ballymoney, Tel: 028 2766 6444/ Mob: 07764 328721
Added: 27/12/17

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