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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
Aghadowey Oval
27/10/2017 @ 7.15pm

Gala Night Fireworks Spectacular!
National Hot Rods Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 7
Thunder Rods 2017 Irish Championship
Stock Rods 2017 King of Aghadowey
Ninja Karts 2017 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Tullyroan Oval
28/10/2017 @ 6pm

Gala Night Fireworks Extravaganza!
2L National Bangers 2017 Irish Championship
ProStocks 2017 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

also Lightning Rods & Reliant Robins

Tullyroan Oval
26/11/2017 @ 2pm

2L Non Mondeo National Bangers 2017 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Ninja Karts 2017 Champion of Champions & Individual Achievement Award

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & ProStocks


 

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Latest News
A fine sunny Sunday afternoon greeted a large crowd at Tullyroan Oval at the weekend, and they were treated to some excellent race action on track. Randalstown's Shane Murray took a heat and final brace in the latest round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI for the National Hot Rods. Other feature race wins at the meeting, jointly sponsored by Wilson Motors of Ballymena and Ray McGrath Haulage, fell to Leonard Dunn (National Bangers), Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) and Gareth Halliday (Junior Productions).

Recent returnee Brendan McConnell was the first to show in the opening National Hot Rods heat, the sixth round of Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI. In the main pack things were frantic to say the least, with Shane Murray and Mark Heatrick breaking free to chase down the leader. Murray went for the lead on the outside line, racing home for the win ahead of Heatrick and Keith Martin. Stalwart Andrew Stewart took a morale boosting heat two victory, holding off a stiff late challenge from Martin to secure the win, with Heatrick and Murray next home.
The final paired Murray and Heatrick on the front row, and after a brief early tussle where Heatrick tried everything to get ahead, Murray settled into the premier spot. Mark just couldn't get back on terms despite his efforts, leaving Murray to cruise home to the win in the Ginetta over Heatrick, Martin, Adam Maxwell and Jaimie McCurdy.

The annual Nutshaker title was on the line for the Unlimited National Bangers, with some excellent action right from the off in the main race. Leonard Dunn was the first to show ahead of Kieran McIvor, before McIvor went out having hit the wall hard when his throttle jammed. Dunn got eliminated on turn two, with Mark Hughes and Jonny Murdock all involved. Sensationally Murdock emerged from it all as the only car remaining, but his engine expired before he could make it to the line. With no finishers the result was declared on countback, with Dunn taking the win on most laps completed ahead of Seanie Bell and Liam Johnston.
The Allcomers race will be remembered for a huge head on between Marty McKiernan and Hughes, with the win falling to Steven Reynolds. The Destruction Derby was for the coveted Stephen Bannon Memorial Trophy, and after some heavy early laps that eliminated Stevo McGrath, Reynolds, Rod Herron and Johnston, it was Rocky McKenna who emerged for a deserved win. Best Wreck of the day fell to McKiernan, with Heron taking Entertainer of the Day and Best Presented Car as he celebrated his 50th birthday.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were contesting the Grand Final of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, with the points scored in the day's heats added to their series points so far to determine the final grid. There were also a trio of Republic of Ireland drivers making a welcome visit - Ian Riordan, Aidan Hallahan and Jason O'Brien. The first heat was a Sean Dynes benefit, the Dungannon racer edging clear to take the win over Aaron Beattie and Stephen Emerson. Allen Cherry took the heat two win by some distance, but behind there was a huge battle for second. Beattie, Dynes, Adam Hylands and Emerson were going at it hammer and tongs, with Hylands grabbing second on the line with a fine outside drive.
Emerson and Stuart Cochrane shared the front row for the final, although they were all brought up short early on for a stoppage when O'Brien clattered the turn two wall. At the resumption Emerson pulled clear to take a resounding victory to make it a Hoosier Series clean sweep of both opening rounds and the Grand Final. Cochrane kept him honest all the way home with Dynes and Glenn Bell next home. The top three can be seen above receiving their tyres courtesy of Hoosier UK, with winner Emerson centre, runner up Cochrane on the left and third placed Dynes with son Aaron on the right.

Daniel Stewart was the star turn in the Ninja Karts as he took victory in all three races for a perfect hat-trick. The ever improving Lauren Berry led them away in all three races, and was challenged in the opener by Lacey Bevan and Matthew Weir. Stewart quickly arrived on the scene and swooped past to win ahead of Corey Stirling and Stewart Hanna. Stewart again was on a roll in heat two, charging from back to front for another excellent win over Stirling and Bevan.
Berry and then Max Hobson had turns out front in the final, but Stewart had the hat-trick in his sights and duly took the win over Hobson, with Stirling in third in his last ever race due to reaching the upper age limit.

Some excellent racing from the Junior Productions rounded off the programme, with Callum Magill and Sam Percy disputing the lead before Matthew Nicholl found a way past to take the first win in his new car. It was slippery going in heat two with plenty of oil from the Bangers on the track. Gareth Halliday was the one who coped best with a great win over Magill and Nicholl.
Magill led them away in the final, but Halliday quickly challenged before storming off to another stylish win to complete his double for the day. Magill and Graham meek completed the podium places.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Ray McGrath Transport & Wilson Motors, Ballymena
Added: 25/09/17

In our latest points update, the final World Championship Qualifying tables for Superstox and Rookie Bangers have now been published.

In the Superstox season long chase to qualify for the World Championship final at Ipswich next month, Denver Grattan came out on top ahead of Lee Davison after both had excellent campaigns.

In the Rookie Bangers, Sammy Fisher has proved to be the find of the season and his great form sees him take the win after some excellent racing of late. Christy Bradley just pipped Pater McKenna-Murray to the second and final spot on the World Championship grid at Ipswich in November. Hopes are high for some more excellent Rookie Banger racing at our New Year meeting and into 2018 with the numbers set to improve even more.

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: 19/09/17

Portadown star Nigel Jackson made his first appearance of the season at Aghadowey Oval last Saturday night, and sensationally landed the Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey title! Gareth Robinson from Cullybackey was also a King of Aghadowey winner in the Thunder Rods, whilst other feature race wins at the meeting, sponsored by Faulkner Plumbing & Heating of Portstewart, were Chris McArdle (Superstox), Adam White (ProStocks) and Trevor Farrell (Rookie Bangers).

Former World Champion Scott Cochrane got the jump early on in the opening Lightning Rods heat, making full use of the wide outside line on a very slippery track to gain an advantage that would ultimately land him the win. Ricky Shaw got the better of Irish Champion Richard Stewart to grab second as the cars tiptoed around on a wet track that was also awash with oil from a previous race. Returnee Nigel Jackson got back to winning ways in heat two after relegating early pacesetter Mark McCambridge, Nigel taking the win over McCambridge and European Champion Jordan Rochford.
With Jackson and Cochrane tied on points, it was Nigel who won the toss to land pole position for the King of Aghadowey final. As Jackson settled into the lead, Cochrane got relegated on the tough outside groove which allowed Rochford and Shaw through on the inside. But this one was all about Jackson, Nigel signalling his return to the fold with a super win ahead of Rochford and Cochrane.

The circuit for the opening Thunder Rods heat was very slippery indeed after the earlier oil deposit, but it was Gareth Robinson who coped best to charge through to a clear win. John Goligher was showing very well too from towards the rear of the line up, with second place his reward for a great effort. Goligher made no mistake in the second qualifier, taking a clear win ahead of his son Josh with Davy Wilson in third.
John Goligher and Robinson shared the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, with Wilson and an impressive Steven Elder on row two. Robinson made the best get away, but took his life in his hands by chopping hard across the bows of Goligher to snatch the lead. They both survived what could have been a nasty moment, with Robinson then edging clear and Wilson moving into second. As the laps dwindled away the leader encountered some heavy traffic which allowed Wilson to close, but Gareth had all under control to race home to the King of Aghadowey crown, and this time thankfully with no dramas in post race scrutineering!. Wilson and Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery filled out the podium places.

David Beattie led the opening Superstox heat away, with the whole field soon slowed to a crawl as Cyril Hawe's motor deposited all its oil on an already wet track! Beattie went out and Chris McArdle went ahead, but he was knocked from the lead by a flying Lee Davison who was coping admirably with some of the worst track conditions seen in many years. Behind Davison, Gary Grattan and Sean mark filled the top places. Things were slightly better for heat two, with McArdle this time making no mistake to land the victory, despite Denver Grattan closing late on.
McArdle worked his way past his fellow yellow graders to hit the front early in the final to build an impressive lead, and despite the hard charging Grattan brothers making advances as the race progressed Chris was able to hang on for the silverware. His heat and final brace of wins also earn him a rise to the blue grade for the next meeting.

The new car of Dylan Booth made the running for much of the opening ProStocks heat, before being punted aside on the final bend by British Champion Adam White. Adam took the win in some style ahead of Booth and Dan Shannon. Heat two was all about Norman Purdy, the Ballybogey man charging ahead to take the win over Karl Smyth and Mark McLaughlin.
Booth got himself out front again in the feature race final, but was unfortunately disqualified for health and safety reasons due to a damaged bumper on his car. Purdy took up the running but had no answer when White came calling, Adam scything past to complete his double for the evening. Steven Haugh and Smyth filled out the podium places.

A smaller than usual field of Rookie Bangers contested their final World Championship qualifier, but they produced three thrilling races. Sammy Fisher took the lead in heat one but was spun out by the might of Team Sour, which allowed Paul O'Connor to take the win ahead of Deano McGrath. Fisher came back in style to win heat two after despatching McGrath from the top spot.
The final was their best race of the evening, and it was Trevor Farrell who held on despite all manner of efforts to remove him from the top spot. He took the winner's trophy ahead of Fisher and O'Connor.
Pics by John Wolsey
Added: 18/09/17

The latest points chart for the Thunder Rods is now available after their excellent meeting at Tullyroan Oval at the weekend.

Reigning Irish and NI Points Champion Samuel Montgomery leads the way at the top of the standings in the 2017 Norman Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship. Chasing hard on his heels are Andrew McLean and David Wilson, with Daniel Rodgers and Gareth Robinson next up. The Thunder Rods are back in action this Saturday night at Aghadowey Oval.

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 roof 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: 11/09/17

Less than a week after capturing the Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy in the National Hot Rods, Portadown's Glenn Bell claimed victory in the Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy for the 2.0 Hot Rods at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night. All five formulas on show at the Greers Volvo sponsored meeting produced some excellent racing, with Calvin Blake (1300 Stock Cars), Davy Wilson (Thunder Rods), Jonny Cardwell (Stock Rods) and Daniel Stewart (Ninja Karts) the other feature race winners.

The second running of the magnificent Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy, held in memory of the much missed former racer, was the prize on offer for the 2.0 Hot Rods. Dungannon ace Adam Best got a great run on the outside line to wrestle the lead from pole sitter Feargal McNally in the opening heat, Adam going on to claim victory as McNally just held off a spirited challenge from Stephen Emerson for second. The reversed grid second heat saw former World Champion Adam Hylands take up the running on his return to the class, before a caution period when Emerson deposited fluid all over the Tullyroan end. Hylands then made an uncharacteristic slip on the tricky track at the resumption, allowing defending title holder Allen Cherry to nip past for the win over Glenn Bell and Best.
Best set off in the lead in the final, with Bell immediately trying every trick in his repertoire to get past. He drew alongside a number of times, before a caution period when McNally had a huge crash on the Annaghmore Bend. Best led them away as an absolutely terrific scrap resumed, before Best hit electrical trouble and dropped off the pace. Bell inherited the lead and took a well earned victory over Emerson and Stuart Cochrane.

The all action 1300 Stock Cars were contesting the Grand Final of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series, with Gracehill's Peter Greer racing clear of the bumper action behind him to take the opener over Jon McQuillan, the latter having survived a last bend attack. Greer repeated the dose in heat two, relieving a returning Tommy McCrory Senior of the lead to again lead McQuillan home. The closed grid final based on points scored across the series saw McQuillan hit the front early on as polesitter Michael Logan got punted aside. Irish Champion Ivan Elliott was slowly reeling in the leader, and all the while Calvin Blake and Greer were closing fast too. A grandstand finish looked odds on, with Elliott diving in with the bumper into the final bend. He only succeeded in taking both himself and McQuillan out of the race, opening the way for Blake to race through for the biggest win of his career. As Calvin took the well deserved honours, Greer and Willie Stewart followed him over the line with all three receiving tyres and trophies courtesy of the series and meeting sponsors.

One of the biggest fields of the season graced the Tullyroan circuit for the Thunder Rods Tullyroan Challenge Cup, the usually Aghadowey-based class enjoying their first outing of the year at DMC Race Promotions Co Tyrone venue. Heat One saw Ballymena's Daniel Rodgers take an impressive win, even surviving a mid race caution for debris to lead home Londonderry's Johnny Pollock and Cullybackey's Davy Wilson. Irish Champion Samuel Montgomery from Limavady was the star of heat two, racing clear to take the chequered flag over Ryan Campbell and Wilson.
Wilson's consistency saw him on pole position for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, with Montgomery alongside on the front row. After some frantic opening laps, Wilson held sway at the front over fellow Cullybackey man Gareth Robinson and Graham Young. Montgomery got the better of Young to go third, but the destination of the title was to be fought out between Wilson and Robinson. Gareth tried every trick in the book to unseat the leader, but Wilson was equal to his every move and took the honours after a great night's racing. Robinson and Montgomery filled the podium.

Arguably the stars of what was a great meeting were the Stock Rods, with Stuart Agnew leading the way early on in all three of their races. The former ProStocks World Cup Champion is adapting to his new surroundings very quickly indeed, holding a resolute inside line and inviting the rest to find a way past. The opening heat quickly turned into a huge scrap for the lead, with Ballymena stalwart Victor McAfee producing a great run right around the difficult outside line to grab a superb win over Shane McMillan and former World Champ Stevie McNiece. Heat two saw Ben McCully sparkle as he was the man to lift the honours after another great race, leading home Jonny Cardwell and McNiece.
If the two heats were great, the final was nothing short of amazing, with Agnew again the man out front early on. By half distance the pack were on him, and it was Cardwell who spent lap after lap on the outside before slipping ahead to the lead. If the fans thought that was it over they were badly mistaken, as Shane McMillan came on a charge right around the outside to go second and quickly challenge Cardwell for the lead. Despite Shane getting alongside, it was Cardwell who took the win by a fraction, with World Champion Marc Morrell also getting a great outside line burst to grab third over Derek McMillan.

The young stars in the Ninja Karts completed the programme, with Lauren Berry driving really well to lead the opening heat until almost half distance. She unfortunately then had a spin on the back straight, opening the way for Max Hobson to take a great win over Daniel Stewart and Stewart Hanna. Berry again impressed in heat two, before once again Hobson rushed by to take up the running. He had no answer to the flying Stewart though, the Portadown lad sweeping past to take the win in some style over Hobson and Corey Stirling.
In the final Berry led for the opening six laps, before once again being challenged by Hobson. As they tussled for the lead, Stewart was catching fast from the rear of the grid, Daniel slipping past both frontrunners in one fell swoop to race home to the Greers Volvo sponsored trophy. Stirling came through for second at the flag ahead of Hobson and Hanna.
Added: 10/09/17

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