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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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A fantastic Bank Holiday afternoon of racing at Aghadowey Oval on May Day Monday saw five formulas in action in front of a healthy crowd of fans. Kells based British Champion Shane McMillan took the main prize on offer on the day, the William Cooke Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, whilst Portadown’s Jordan Rochford took the honours in a controversial Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey. Other winners at the Ross Hyndman Motors of Londonderry sponsored event were Portadown’s Jordan Robinson in the Superstox and Limavady’s Gareth McCrory in the Thunder Rods, whilst local favourite Ian Bolton was victorious in the thrilling Back to Basics Bangers.

There was another excellent turnout of 30 Stock Rods on show for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, in memory of the expert engine builder and driver from Kilrea. Scotland’s Chris Lattka was a welcome addition to the field, and he was a close runner up in the first heat of the day behind winner Stevie McNiece. The DMC Driver of the Month for April, Jonny Cardwell, had led early on before losing out to the lead dup and Niall McFerran too. Heat two saw a clear win for Shane McMillan over his brother Derek, with Micky McFall and the impressive Philip Wilson next home.
The McMillan brothers shared the grid for the William Cooke Memorial Final, with Shane settling into the lead ahead of Derek and McNiece. Marc Morrell was looking rapid in fourth too, and the cars circulated as one with absolutely nothing between them. Shane threated to break clear, but he was just doing enough to keep the rest at bay. He duly came home to land the coveted trophy, with Derek making it a McMillan 1-2. McNiece, Morrell, Gary Butler and McFall completed the top finishers.

The Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey event ended in controversial fashion, when winner on the road Gordy McKee was disqualified for a technical infringement in post race scrutineering. The opening heat saw a clear win for European Champion Jordan Rochford over Tim Hazlett and Vince Litter. Irish Champion Nigel Jackson then took the win in heat two after a defensive drive ahead of McKee, Aaron Stewart and Ricky Shaw.
McKee and Jackson lined up side by side on the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, with McKee holding on ahead all the way home from a challenging Rochford. After the post race checks Rochford was elevated to the King of Aghadowey title, ahead of Litter and Richard Stewart.

A brief shower before the opening Superstox heat saw the going very slippery indeed, with World champion lee Davison one of those to suffer a half spin. Cyril Hawe was doing well out front, but he lost out in the closing stages to Ed Davis. Davis just held on for the win, holding off a spirited comeback from Davison. Heat two again saw Hawe lead the way, but this time it was Jordan Robinson who scorched past to take the win ahead of Davison.
The clutch start final again came after a brief shower, with Hawe and Brian Lammey taking turns out front before Davis hit the lead spot. Ed had no answer to the pace of Robinson though, as Jordan stormed past to take his second Aghadowey final win in succession. Davis held on for second ahead of Sean mark and Chris McArdle.

The opening Thunder Rods heat saw a number of early cautions for incidents and debris on track, but novice Gareth McCrory held his nerve to take the victory over Jonny Teggart and James Goldie, after a number of drivers had tried to wrestle the lead from Gareth on the outside line. Heat two saw another novice grade win, this time for Jameson Tweed who led home McCrory and Dylan Booth.
The final had the makings of a cracking race, with a whole host of cars battling in a huge pack for the lead. Despite huge pressure from behind McCrory hung on out front to land his second win of the afternoon, with Jason Darragh, George Esler and David Baird the other top finishers.

The fun in the Back to Basics Bangers was on the top level all day, with some great action in heat one including a rollover for Andrew Buchanan. Amidst the chaos Steven Bolton nipped home for the win over Dan Shannon and Jake Macnicol. Bolton again steered his Ford Puma home in heat two, taking an explosive win ahead of Phil Davey and Josh Goligher.
The final also got off to a breathtaking start, with some big hits as Shannon went ahead. He came a cropper though as he tried to remove a backmarker, allowing Steven Bolton through to the lead ahead of his father Ian Bolton. Ian was struggling with an ailing car, and in Steven’s attempts to showboat to the crowd he launched an attack on his Dad and only succeeded in killing his own car! Ian completed the last lap and a half to take a popular if unlikely win!
Added: 07/05/19

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

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