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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
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

Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2019 @ 2pm

Caravan Destruction Derby
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Festive Challenge
Ninja Karts 2019 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Stock Rods
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
29/12/2019 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism 2019
Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge

Lightning Rods
Junior Productions



Latest News
DMC Race Promotions are pleased to announce an exciting new competition for 2019 - the Racewear Design Star Driver of the Month Awards!

Each calendar month from April to October, our four man panel of DMC Staff will scour the results of our drivers both at home and away, and nominate five drivers who will then proceed to a poll on the DMC Race Promotions Facebook page. The driver with the most votes will then be crowned the Racewear Design DMC Star Driver of the Month, and will receive a £50 Racewear Design voucher, a trophy and stickers to display on their car.

At the end of the season the seven monthly winners will then go into a poll to find the Racewear Design DMC Star Driver of the Year, with the winner receiving a brand new Racewear Design racesuit and the Driver of the Year trophy!

All formulas will compete on an even level in this competition, where championship winners could be up against an impressive novice, or a driver who has hit form and recorded victories during that month. The fans will have the final say though, voting for the driver who they believe deserves the accolade each month.

Many thanks to Shane Murray and Gavin Pike of Racewear Design for supporting this exciting new initiative, brought to you by DMC Race Promotions, the Ultimate in Ulster Oval Racing!

Added: 13/03/19

Following the sudden closure of Ballymena Raceway, we have had to make a number of changes to the DMC Race Promotions 2019 Fixture List in order to incorporate the balance of the Simpson Race Exhausts National Hot Rods World Series NI rounds.

This has resulted in changes to a number of fixtures for all formulas. All drivers should check the full revised fixtures for their formula as accommodating the extra National Hot Rods rounds has led to further changes elsewhere.

Whilst this is not an ideal scenario, we have endeavoured to fit the extra racing in as best we can.

We have made one change to the actual race dates - the meeting originally scheduled for Sunday May 12th will now take place on Saturday May 11th. (We had agreed to race on Sunday of that weekend in order to facilitate what would have been a Ballymena Raceway Speedweekend on the Friday/Saturday.)

Drivers in all formulas should carefully study the new fixture list. There have also been some start time alterations, most notably on the Easter weekend which will see two very busy meetings.

Everyone at DMC Race Promotions were saddened to learn of the closing of Ballymena Raceway, and we would like to take this opportunity to pass on our best wishes for the future to promoter Aubrey Arbuthnot, his family and staff.

Added: 03/03/18

A mild February evening saw the local oval racers get their first taste of 2019 action, and they served up some excellent racing throughout the meeting. There were heat and final double successes for Portadown duo Scott Cochrane and Vince Litter in the 2.0 Hot Rods and Lightning Rods respectively, whilst Londonderry teenager David Gurney was also at the double with similar successes in the Thunder Rods. Young Larne ace Samuel Wilson celebrated his first ever feature race win in the well subscribed Stock Rods division, whilst the other feature race at the Hoggs Bar, Loughgall sponsored event fell to Nutts Corner’s Josh McKinstry in the Back To Basics Bangers.

An excellent field of 2.0 Hot Rods came under starters orders for their opening heat, which saw local driver Thomas Morrison set the early pace. Former Lightning Rods World Champ Scott Cochrane has caught the eye since his graduation to the 2 Litres, and he swooped past with 5 laps to go to grab the win over Stephen Emerson and Thomas Dilly. Heat two saw some tremendous battling in the pack, as the star drivers struggled to find a way past the stubborn resistance of Colin McFarland. Out front though a four way scrap for the lead between Michael Woods, Brian Cherry, Morrison and Davy Potter was settled right at the death, as Dungannon veteran Potter recorded a popular win over Wood and Morrison.
Woods set off at great pace in the final, challenged for the lead initially by Cherry before Dilly tried his luck too. None of them could unseat the impressive Woods from the top spot, until Cochrane arrived on the scene in the closing stages with a posse of star names in tow. Despite the best efforts of Woods, Cochrane found a way past to claim his second win of the night over Adam Best and Woods.

The local Stock Rods really are on the crest of a wave at present, with yet another fantastic entry on track. The crowded raceway produced some fantastic racing, with Cullybackey’s Rick Purdy leading the opening heat away. He held sway out front despite some heavy pressure from William Taggart, with the rest closing fast as the laps dwindled down. Former National Champion Micky McFall was the big threat over the final laps, but Purdy held on for a polished win ahead of McFall and Taggart. Purdy then went on to repeat the feat in the second heat, slipping past long time pacesetter Johnny McCloy in the closing stages for his second win of the evening, ahead of Samuel Wilson and McCloy.
From such a big field the star men were struggling to make an impact, with McCloy again running out front in the early stages of the final. Wilson had looked mightily impressive all evening, and he slipped past on lap nine to take up the running. A couple of caution periods brought the pack onto Wilson’s bumper to test his resolve, but he calmly remained out front before McFall mounted a stern challenge over the final laps. Teenager Wilson proved equal to the threat though, taking a fantastic final win to mark himself down as one to watch in 2019. McFall and Robert McIlroy completed the podium ahead of McCloy and Stuart Agnew.

The Lightning Rods were competing in their first meeting since some major rule changes in the formula, and it was Vince Litter who took the opening heat win after breaking free from Thomas McCrory. Irish Champion Nigel Jackson took second ahead of Richard Stewart. McCrory again led them away in heat two, opening up quite an advantage early on. Litter ran him down in the latter stages but it was to be McCrory’s victory. Litter and Adam McCann filled the top three.
McCrory once again led the way in the final, but Litter squeezed past on lap eight to race home to his second victory of the night. That earns him a rise to the star grade for the next meeting, with Ricky Shaw, Tim Hazlett, James McKinney and Stewart the next over the line.

Newcomer Daniel Rodgers led the opening laps of the first Thunder Rods heat, being joined in the battle for the lead by Jason Darragh and Jonny Teggart. Teggart found a gap up the inside to take the win over Darragh and Irish Champion Andrew McLean in his new car. Heat two was all about teenage sensation David Gurney as he raced clear to take an emphatic win, and that despite a late caution period which brought the experienced Norman Purdy onto his tail. Behind Purdy, David’s father Davy Gurney Snr took third.
David Gurney once again had the bit between his teeth in the Hoggs Bar sponsored final, powering ahead to take a clear victory and earn his second rise in the gradings in as many meetings. Purdy and Teggart took the podium places in this one ahead of Jerome Doherty and Gurney Snr.

The Back To Basics Bangers entertained with some great action all evening, with all the drivers really getting stuck in and providing plenty of contact and spins. Dan Shannon took the opening heat ahead of Josh McKinstry and Neil Capper, before Matthew McKinstry came through to land heat two ahead of Josh Goligher and Josh McKinstry.
The final was perhaps their race of the night, with all sorts of action on track. Josh McKinstry came through the chaos to take the win over Shannon and Goligher.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hogg's Bar of Loughgall
Added: 24/02/19

Easter Monday at Aghadowey Oval (April 22nd) will see the richest Stock Rod race meeting ever staged, as the oval racing world gathers to celebrate the memory of the much-missed Ballymoney legend Alan Connolly. The special Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy will see the top drivers in the Stock Rod formula from right across the British Isles travel to race in the former multi-World Champion's honour.

Already a fantastic £1800 of extra prize money has been donated by a number of companies including Trevor Hill Race Engines, Murray's of Randalstown, S McAfee & Son, McKinstry Skip Hire, Bell Building, NW Developments, Darrell Hanna Auto Repairs, Cirrus Plastics, DS Autos, Alex Hunter Race Prep and NIOvalTV.

As if that wasn't enough, in addition to the above there will also be a number of new parts and vouchers on offer- everything from race tyres to harnesses, shocks to exhausts and everything in between!!
These prizes have been kindly donated by LM Paints, Gilmore Engineering, Simpson Race Exhausts, Polleysport, Maxwell Freight Services, Gunner Motorsport, Racemart, DMD Air Art, SP Suspension, Edwards Motorsport, Redline Racing, Racewear Design, Lee Smart Racing, Muppet Motorsport, Chris Hamill Design, JMC Hydrographics and Rick Purdy Race Paint.

The aim is to not only enhance the winners prize fund, but also to have multiple grade and spot prizes throughout the afternoon. Former Stock Rods and National Hot Rods World Champion Glenn Bell has already signalled his intention to be on the grid, which should add some extra spice to the occasion.

Travel incentives are also available for visiting UK drivers, and ferry deals are available from Holyhead to Dublin for English based racers.
***Spedeworth/Incarace and HRP registered drivers can score National Points at this meeting***

Don't forget the Stock Rods Irish Open Championship takes place at Tullyroan Oval on Easter Saturday evening for those hoping to make a long weekend out of it!

It promises to be a festival of Stock Rod racing, a fitting tribute to one of the true gentlemen and legends of our sport.

The Stock Rods Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy, Aghadowey Oval, Easter Monday April 22nd 2019.

Further donations to the prize fund will be most welcome, anyone wishing to donate in any way please contact Ronnie McMillan or Darren Black or contact us at

Added: 13/02/19

The 2019 Race Dates for DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are now available to view on our website. With some huge events on offer, the new season looks to be one of our best to date!

British Championship showdowns for National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods, Superstox, Lightning Rods and Ninja Karts are sure to be highlights of the season ahead, whilst the in-form Stock Rods contest their European Championship and the ProStocks World Cup returns to Ulster once again.

Shamwreck 2019 for the Unlimited National Bangers, the National Championship for the all-action 1300 Stock Cars and the inaugural running of the Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods are other feature events which are sure to arouse huge interest amongst fans and drivers alike.

There’s something for everyone at DMC Race Promotions in 2019, 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 2019 to promote your company or brand, please contact us at or by PM to our Facebook page.

Added: 13/01/19

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