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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.

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Aghadowey Oval
20/4/2024 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 2024 King of Aghadowey
Superstox
Thunder Rods
Ninja Karts
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Tullyroan Oval
27/4/2024 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Diemens.com World Series NI Round 12
Junior Productions The Moffett Shield 2024
Rookie Bangers 2024 Spring Classic

Stock Rods
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Tullyroan Oval
4/5/2024 @ 6.30pm

Unlimited National Bangers 2024 King of Krash
Superstox 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Thunder Rods 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
1300 Stock Cars 2024 Tullyroan Challenge Cup

2.0 Hot Rods


 


 

 
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Two spectacular Irish Championship races topped the bill at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night. In a 1300 Stock Cars Irish showdown that will be talked about for many years, Crumlin’s Matthew Milliken scooped the title by the slenderest of margins, whilst Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd successfully defended his Rookie Bangers Irish title in another dramatic race.
In the other formulas in action, Dungannon’s Ally Neill won in the 2.0 Hot Rods, Ballycastle driver Andrew McLean took the silverware in the Thunder Rods and Belfast’s Dylan Fegan got the better of his rivals to land the Junior Productions victory.

The tension was at fever pitch as the heavy metal 1300 Stock Cars set off on their rolling lap ahead of the much anticipated Irish Championship. The bumpers went in hard right from the off, with an early caution period with one of the pre-race favourites Gareth Halliday stranded on turn four just after Fionn Donnelly almost ended up on his side. Shortly after there was another caution, when Thomas McCrory went for a huge rollover down the back straight, from which he thankfully escaped unscathed.
At the third time of asking Matthew Milliken settled in to the lead, but he soon had Davy Wright tracking his every move. Wright kept a watching brief on Milliken’s tail, and then went for the kill into the final bend. The two thundered into the wall on the Brown Trout Bend, but Milliken was able to just stay ahead on the run to the flag by the slenderest of margins to take the Irish title. Wright was a gallant runner up with Josh McKinstry in third.
The Irish Revenge was going to have a tough job to live up to the standards of the championship race, and it was Wright who this time took the chequers over Aaron Ward and Milliken.

After the early skirmishes in the Rookie Bangers Irish Championship it was William McFaul who hit the front and began to pull clear. The backmarkers were far from kind to McFaul though, causing him all sorts of bother and allowing Boyd to get back on terms and steal through for a dramatic win. McFaul fought back to take second ahead of Gavin Gamble in third.
The Irish Revenge was another action packed encounter, with the grid reversed from the earlier championship race. McFaul made no mistake in this one as he took the win over Marc Morrell, before Gamble grabbed the chequered flag in the Dash for Cash which rounded off an exciting evening for the Rookie Bangers.

The opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat saw a welcome win for former World Champion Andy Best, who held off Ally Neill and Ryan McCrory at the flag. Andy then had a huge engine detonation in heat two which caused a caution period to clean the track, before McCrory took the win in fine style ahead of Conor Hughes and World Champion Jordan Rochford.
The final was all about Ally Neill though, as he powered clear to win with ease. Drew McKeown was closing but wasn’t just close enough so had to settle for second, with Robbie Barnett taking his best result to date in third.

The opening Thunder Rods heat brought a clear win for Joshua McMullan in a race which saw a big home straight rollover for Samuel Montgomery. Josh Young and Zack McCombe filled out the places. Heat two saw a huge battle amongst the pack, but it was Young who made the most of it to race home to the win from Tom Archibald and Andrew McLean.
Archibald and Gareth McCrory had spells out front in the final, before McLean powered ahead just before the halfway mark. As Andrew took a dominant win, returnee Karl Smyth took second ahead of leading star grade driver Daniel Rodgers and McCombe.

Newcomer Cole McGann led the opening heat for the Junior Production until he lost out to Ryan Abernethy, before Maia Thompson produced the perfect outside line run in the closing stages to snatch a superb win on the line by just 0.015 seconds! Unfortunately Maia then injured her knee and missed the remainder of the meeting - we wish her a speedy recovery.
McGann again led the second heat, but the man on the move this time was recently crowned Scottish Open Champion Callum Doak. He scythed through the field with ease to take the win in great fashion, ahead of McGann and Lauren Berry.
The final saw McGann lead the way until a late race caution was called for a stricken car. Dylan Fegan capitalised as the field were bunched together, the young Belfast ace racing clear to take the silverware ahead of Harry Minish and Doak.
Added: 22/10/23

Irish Championship showdowns for 1300 Stock Cars and Rookie Bangers are the headline events this Saturday night (October 21st) at Aghadowey Oval.

The 1300 Stock cars have been on fantastic form, with over 20 cars on track at both their recent Aghadowey outings. The wall is sure to take a pounding as the big steel bumpers get put to good use.

Defending Irish Champion Jonathan Brown from Loanends will be keen to hang onto his title, whilst front row starters Matthew Milliken and Gareth Halliday be keen to grab the coveted Irish crown. Josh McKinstry, Robbie Wright and Fionn Donnelly will also have their eyes on glory, but anything can happen in full contact Stock Car racing!

More contact racing will come in the Rookie Bangers as they also contest their Irish Championship. Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd is the defending champion, and he has qualified on pole position in his quest to retain the title. Cullybackey ace Marc Morrell and Josh Goligher from Limavady will toss a coin for second and third on the grid, with Lucas Goligher up next. The Rookie Banger action is always frantic and it is sure to be a dramatic showdown.

In the Thunder Rods Ballymena rivals James Goldie and Daniel Rodgers will be favourites, with the NI Points Championship crown at stake. The season long battle is currently led by Goldie, but Rodgers will be keen to pounce should an opportunity arise as he is still within striking distance as the title chase goes down to the wire.

World Champion Jordan Rochford, British Champion Wayne Woolsey and Irish Champion Drew McKeown head the entry list in the 2.0 Hot Rods, whilst the Junior Productions will see Loughgall’s Matthew Weir return to the scene of his Irish Championship title triumph just three weeks ago. Also in action will be the recently crowned Scottish Open Champion, Callum Doak from Portadown.

The first green flag of the evening drops at 6.30pm.

Added: 18/10/23

Birches racer Lee Davison was crowned Superstox Irish Champion on Saturday night at Tullyroan Oval. It was a sensational event packed full of drama, part of a quality evening of entertainment for the big crowd on hand.
In the National Hot Rods, John Christies won the final of Diemens.com World Series NI Round 4, whilst Derek Martin scooped a great Ulster Championship win. Staffordshire’s Jaxon York took a great, last gasp victory in the Ninja Karts Champion of Champions event , whilst the other feature race winners were Randalstown’s Sam McNeice (Stock Rods) and Waringstown’s Ross Houston (Lightning Rods).

The Superstox Irish Championship was the feature event of packed race programme, lined up in points order from the season. In a sensational start the bumpers went piling in hard, with all the top runners careering to the fence on turn one. Pole-sitter and World Champion Craig McConnell rode the wall in dramatic fashion to move ahead, with Jamie McCann and then Lee Davison giving chase.
McConnell was then out with a puncture, handing Davison the lead but he had McCann fighting back hard. Jamie got onto terms and went for a last bend lunge, but he just couldn’t unseat Davison who took the title after a tremendous race. McCann had to make do with second ahead of Stephen Stewart in third after starting right at the back of the line up.
The support Irish Revenge race saw young star Jack Morrow lead early on, until McConnell made his move at the half way mark to take a clear win over Morrow and Stewart.

Dean McCrory passed early Heat One leader Kenny McCann to claim his first ever win in the National Hot Rods formula, with Mark Heatrick and John Christie taking second and third. Heat two was an excellent race, with Simon Kennedy just holding off the onslaught from the pack to take the win over Nigel McCauley and Heatrick.
The final of Diemens.com World Series NI Round 4 saw Kennedy lead early on. All eyes were on the Christie Lotus though, as John worked his way around the outside to take a spectacular win ahead of World Champion Derek Martin and McCauley.
The Ulster Championship race completed the evening, with fastest lap time Shane Murray losing the toss which put him at the very back with McCrory on pole. Martin had the bit between his teeth in this one, going round the outside to the lead. When the competition caution was called with five to go, Glenn Bell chose to go outside ‘on the Cone’ alongside Martin, and gave it his best shot to get past for the lead. Martin just hung on in a great finish, with Murray and Bell completing the podium slots.

The first Ninja Karts event was the annual Individual Achievement Award for the local drivers who hadn’t won a race in 2023. Recent newcomer Austin Grattan was the man to watch in this one, leading from flag to flag for a great victory to collect the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm Perpetual Award. Ethan McQuillan and Jaxon Cairns impressed in second and third, with all the drivers receiving a goody bag from the sponsors.
They were then joined by a star studded field from right across the UK to contest the annual Champion of Champion event. Irish Champion Charlie Johnston held off Jack Murphy to take heat one, before Scotland’s Rory Wilson won the second heat ahead of Jayden Roff. Heat three saw another Scot on victory lane as European Champion Stuart Shevill claimed the win.
The Champion of Champions final turned out to be a stunning race with Roff ahead early on before Johnston and then Keegan Turtle hit the front. It was a super battle between at times seven karts, and Johnston made his move for the lead only to tangle with Turtle and crash out. That handed the lead to World Champion Mason Carberry, but over the final laps Jaxon York went right around his outside to claim a sensational win in the end. As Jaxon celebrated the biggest win of his career, Riley Dawson-Stirling and Turtle completed the top three podium finishers.

Sam McNeice was first over the line in the opening Stock Rods heat, but he was docked 2 places to third for contact which handed victory to Sam Wilson ahead of Adam Sloan. Heat two saw a very well deserved victory for Ryan Dilly after a great drive ahead of Rab Preston and Jonny Gillespie.
The final saw Preston setting the pace, but nobody had any answer to the speed of McNeice. Sam sped around the outside line to take an emphatic win ahead of the impressive placemen of Preston and Dilly.

A pleasing entry of Lightning Rods saw Ian Hobson grab both heat wins, heading home Ross Houston in the opener and then just beating Mark McCambridge by a fraction in heat two.
The final was all about Houston, the former Saloon Stock Car star claiming his first Lightning Rods silverware over Jamie Stephens and Nigel Jackson.
Added: 08/10/23

In a fairytale story even Hollywood scriptwriters couldn’t have come up with, Antrim’s Stephen Emerson returned to racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday and went on to win the first ever running of his brother Mervyn’s Memorial Trophy. It was an emotional win, as the former European Champion returned to action driving Mervyn’s car, qualified on pole position and dominated the feature event.
There were also two Irish Championship events on the race programme, with Portadown’s Nigel Jackson taking the Lightning Rods title and Loughgall’s Matthew Weir taking the Junior Productions version. Portadown’s Robbie Wright lifted a bruising 1300 Stock Cars King of Aghadowey, whilst Limavady driver Josh Goligher took the Thunder Rods silverware.

A quality field, including visitors from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, arrived to do battle for the inaugural running of the Mervyn Emerson Memorial Trophy. His brother Stephen had readied Mervyn’s car to allow himself to compete in the big event, having not been on track for over three years himself.
In wet and difficult conditions he took the opening heat win ahead of Conor Hughes and Adam Weir, before Irish Champion Drew McKeown claimed the second heat over Ryan McCrory, with Emerson again impressing in third.
Those results were enough to claim pole spot for the Mervyn Emerson Memorial Trophy Final for Stephen with Hughes alongside, and after a minute’s applause filled the stadium in memory of Mervyn, the drivers set off to do battle for the coveted trophy. There was nobody able to match Stephen Emerson though, and he powered home to a very emotional win, with McKeown and Hughes filling the podium places. It was fairytale ending to a fantastic event, with prizes handed out to the top five drivers and also the best in each grade.

There was drama before the Lightning Rods Irish Championship event when pole-sitter James McKinney hit car trouble and failed to make the grid. When the green flag dropped it was multi-champion Nigel Jackson who quickly stamped his authority all over the event to regain the Irish title and add it to the World, European, National and NI Points titles he has won already in 2023. Ross Houston and Mark McCambridge followed him home.
Nigel then also took victory in the reverse grid Irish Revenge race, with Houston and McCambridge again the place men.

Also racing for the Irish Championship were the Junior Productions, with Ryan Berry and Callum Doak sharing the front row in very difficult track conditions. It was Matthew Weir who coped best and quickly hit the front, and despite the close attentions of Leyton Hughes it was Matthew who raced home to a fine win and his second Irish title. Hughes, Jake Devlin and Doak filled out the places.
The Irish Revenge race saw Ryan Abernethy lead for much of the distance, only to get bundled out of the top spot on the last lap which earned Devlin a disqualification. That allowed Andrew Russell through to take the win over Dylan Fegan and Joshua Murray.

The hard hitting 1300 Stock Cars again fielded a grid in excess of twenty cars, with Alexander McCreadie leading for much of the distance in heat one before he was relegated late on by the flying Gareth Halliday. As Halliday took the win, McCreadie and formula debutant Shea Duff filled the places. Fionn Donnelly led heat two only for a last lap caution for a stray wheel on track to bring proceedings to a halt. That meant a one lap dash to the flag, and Donnelly hung on for the victory over Robbie Wright and Matthew Milliken.
The closed grid King of Aghadowey was an action packed affair, with the bumpers going in right from the off which led to numerous yellow flags throughout the duration. Through it all it was Wright who claimed the chequered flag, with Milliken and Willie Stewart completing the top three at the end of a very bruising race.

Daniel Rodgers was the star of the opening Thunder Rods heat, the Ballymena driver revelling in the wet conditions to race from the rear of the grid to take a great win over Steven McKane and Josh Goligher. Heat two saw David Reynolds pulling clear to take the chequered flag, with Rodgers and McKane again impressing in second and third.
Josh Young led the final away, but Goligher was on the move this time and quickly slipped ahead to the lead. Josh edged clear and kept the rest at bay for the whole distance, taking the trophy in style ahead of Joshua McMullan and Reynolds.
Added: 02/10/23

National Hot Rods ace Adam Maxwell was on tip-top form during the Tullyroan Oval Speedweekend, the Crumlin driver claiming victory in both the British Championship and the Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy. On a weekend full of title races, Glenavy’s Joe Largey won the Stock Rods European Championship, England’s Chris Bradbury won the Superstox British Championship and the Classic Hot Rods Best in Britain fell to Meath’s Anthony Morgan.
The coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy was up for grabs for the young Ninja Kart stars and it fell to Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett, whilst Antrim star Conor Hughes won the Irish Masters for the 2.0 Hot Rods.

A quality grid from right across the British Isles descended on Tullyroan Oval for the British Championship for National Hot Rods. The heats fell to defending champion Shane Murray from Galgorm, Crumlin’s John Christie and County Waterford’s Dave Casey .
On aggregate points another Crumlin star, Adam Maxwell, had annexed pole position for the British Final, and despite the weather having now turned very wet Maxwell led the field all the way to claim the victory. Adam even survived a number of restarts on his way to a very deserving win, with England’s Billy Wood in second and Portadown’s Glenn Bell in third.
The second day of action was for the prestigious Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy, with a superb prize fund to go with it. Maxwell picked up exactly where he left off with a win in heat one. It came in the most dramatic fashion, as a late burst on the outside of leader Wood saw Adam snatch the win on the line by just 0.019 seconds. Heat two then went the way of current European and National Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland, with Maxwell again impressing in second.
Maxwell again pulled clear right from the off in the final, and was never headed as he stormed to a very emotional win, as his partner Hannah is the niece of Leslie Dallas, and she was on hand to help present the magnificent trophy. Bell took the runner up spot ahead of McDonald in third.

The qualifying heats for the Stock Rods European Championship were shared by World Champ Dan Shannon and Joe Largey (both Glenavy) and Nutts Corner’s Mark Crawford. The competition was ferocious throughout, and there was no let up in the final either.
Polesitter Sam McNeice went out right at the start when he lost his bonnet, and that then saw Sam Wilson and Stevie McNiece have turns out front. But coming like the proverbial train was Largey, closing right onto the leading McNiece before slipping under him to take the biggest win of his career to date. Stevie McNiece and Scotland’s Stewart Aitken completed the podium places.
Sunday’s Irish Masters saw Largey and Sam McNeice share the heat wins, before Randalstown ace Sam made amends for that early European exit on the previous evening by taking the title ahead of Largey and Shannon.


The Superstox were hard hitting and exciting throughout the weekend, with Londonderry’s Neil Hyndman the winner of their opening British Championship heat, before heat two went the way of Surrey driver Eric Walker. The rain returned for the British final, and there was a great battle between Irish Champion Steven Haugh, English Champion Chris Bradbury and World Champion Craig McConnell. They exchanged blows and places, with Berkshire ace Bradbury coming out on top ahead of McConnell, Jordan Robinson and David Beattie.
The Irish Open was contested on Sunday, with Bradbury going through the card unbeaten by winning both heats and the final. Michael Green had to make do with second in the Irish Open final, with Martyn Coles getting the best of a late race tussle with Curtis Greer to sensationally snatch third spot.

The cars of yesterday in the Classic Hot Rods rolled back the years for many over the weekend, with Co Meath’s Anthony Morgan and England’s Kev Gooding sharing the Saturday heat wins. A fantastic Best in Britain final saw Gooding ahead, before Morgan executed the perfect outside line pass to win over Gooding and Tommy Graham.
Sunday’s Irish Open saw Somerset star Gooding take the win in both heats and the final to land the title, with Morgan in second.

The coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy for Ninja Karts saw an excellent entry on hand, with the heats shared between Scotland’s Christopher Lattka and English drivers Charlie Weston and Mason Carberry.
The final was run in very wet conditions, and produced a fantastic race. Lewis Hazlett, Jake Barnett and Riley Dawson-Stirling were battling hard for much of the distance, with Hazlett ahead when it mattered most to take the superb trophy back to Ahoghill for the next twelve months. Irish Champion Charlie Johnston nipped home to grab second ahead of defending champion Stuart Shevill and Keegan Turtle.

The 2.0 Hot Rods joined the fray on Sunday for their Irish Masters, with the heat wins going to Ally Neill and Adam Heatrick. Antrim ace Conor Hughes hit the front in the final and never looked back, Conor taking the victory over Neill, Heatrick and Drew McKeown.
Many thanks to our Speedweekend sponsors, Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares
Added: 26/09/23

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