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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
26/12/2017 @ 2pm

Boxing Day Bash!
Caravan Destruction Derby

plus Stock Rods, ProStocks, Ninja Karts,
Thunder Rods & Junior Productions

Tullyroan Oval
30/12/2017 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism!
Reliant Robins 2017 Irish Championship

plus Lightning Rods, Superstox & Rookie Bangers

Tullyroan Oval
18/2/2018 @ 2pm

2L National Bangers 2018 Irish Teams Championship (4-a-side teams)
Also Superstox, Lightning Rods & Ninja Karts


 

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Our latest points update sees the final standings published in the NI Points Championships for 1300 Stock Cars, Thunder Rods, ProStocks and Junior Productions.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, the Autoweld NI Points Championship went the way of Adrian McKinstry who overhauled Jon McQuillan in the very last race of a long season. McQuillan's luck deserted him when he needed it most, as an engine detonation in Heat One left him watching from the sidelines as McKinstry grabbed the honours. The chase to qualify for the 2018 World Championship is already underway, with Nicky Lowry leading the way at this early stage.

The Thunder Rods Norman Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship also went right down to the wire at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, with David Wilson overhauling defending champion Samuel Montgomery at the very final hurdle to take the victory. The duo will now share the front row for the Irish Championship at Aghadowey Oval this Friday night, with Gareth Robinson and Andrew McLean next up.

In the RRE Recovery ProStocks NI Points Championship, Dan Shannon has sealed the victory over Joe Largey, and these two will share the front row for what promses to be an explosive and closely fought Irish Championship decider at the Tullyroan Oval Gala Night. Whilst Shannon was a very worthy winner, Largey deserves extra praise after an outstanding effort in his debut season in the sport.

Finally, young hotshot Drew McKeown wrapped up the Junior Productions A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship by quite a margin over Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Despite the increasing pace from our band of Ninja Kart graduates, Drew completed his great season with victories in the Irish Championship, NI Points Championship, Tullyroan Challenge Cup and King of Aghadowey.

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: 23/10/17

A controversial Irish Championship final for the 2.0 Hot Rods was the feature event for the 2.0 Hot Rods at a blustery Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with Portadown's Glenn Bell taking the coveted title after first across the line Stephen Emerson was demoted for contact during the race. Crumlin's Nicky Lowry was the other big winner as he scooped the 1300 Stock Cars Ulster Championship, with the other victors at the Bell Building sponsored meeting being Karl Smyth (ProStocks), Adam McFall (Junior Productions) and William Donnell (Thunder Rods).

Lined up in points scoring order from the 2017 season, polesitter Stuart Cochrane was the first to show in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship, the young Portadown ace stretching ahead early on as Stephen Emerson and Adam Best squabbled over second. They traded places until Emerson got the better of the scrap to chase after leader Cochrane. He soon had Stuart under pressure, with Stephen then barging his way past into Turn Three as they entered the closing stages. Cochrane then got into all sorts of bother and his race was run, with Emerson first under the chequered flag ahead of Glenn Bell who had driven a terrific race from down the grid. A Stewards Enquiry followed, after which Emerson was unfortunately docked from the win for contact on Best and Cochrane, elevating Bell to the top step of the podium and the Irish Championship win. Best and Allen Cherry filled the podium places.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Mervyn Emerson set the early pace, before Bell charged ahead with a great outside line drive to seal his second win of the night. Best found a gap under M Emerson just as Bell got ahead, Adam coming home second with Cherry again completing the top three.

As expected the first 1300 Stock Cars heat was lively and full of action, with a number of caution periods as former Lightning Rods World Champion Winston Weir charged through to take the win over Peter Greer and Nicky Lowry. On what was the final night of points scoring towards the 2017 NI Points Championship, leader Jon McQuillan saw his hopes quite literally go up in smoke with a huge engine detonation which ended his night's activities. Adrian McKinstry led the opening laps of the second heat, before Lowry scythed through to the lead and the win. McKinstry and Weir filled the top three, leaving Lowry and Weir tied for points for pole position for the Ulster Championship final.
A toss of a coin gave Lowry pole for the main event, and he was soon disputing the lead with McKinstry and Greer. They all had turns out front as the bumpers were put to good use, before Lowry got a break just when it mattered most. He came home to the Ulster Championship victory ahead of McKinstry and Greer. McKinstry's second place saw him snatch the NI Points Championship win from McQuillan's grasp.

The ProStocks were also on top form as they contested the Grand Final of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series Grand Final. Newly crowned World Cup Champion Alan Haugh was paraded to the crowd during the meeting to a rapturous welcome following his big win in Scotland the previous weekend. As the star men squabbled and traded blows in the opener, north west racer Norman Purdy surged ahead to take the win over Mark McLaughlin and Dan Shannon. Purdy again starred in heat two, grabbing his second win of the night ahead of British Champion Adam White and McLaughlin.
On aggregate points from across the McElmeel series, it was Joe Largey who netted pole position for the Grand Final - an excellent achievement in only his first season of racing. Joe quickly pulled clear before White came through to challenge. Karl Smyth was on a charge from down the field, using the bumper in true Stock Car fashion to move those ahead from his path. He despatched Del McLaughlin which brought out the yellow flags for a caution, closing the gap to the leader on the restart. Another stoppage followed soon after, and Smyth was right in contention now as both Largey and White were relegated from the top spot. Smyth powered home for a fantastic win ahead of Steven Haugh and Largey after an excellent race.

It was the Grand Final of the 2ke Engineering young Guns Series for the Junior Productions, with Gareth Halliday inheriting the win in the opener after Sam McNeice was docked two places for contact during the race. Heat two saw a first ever win in the formula for Aaron Ward, the former Ninja Kart star withstanding great pressure late on to take the flag ahead of Halliday and Graham Meek.
Meek and Irish Champion Drew McKeown shared the front row for the Grand Final of the 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series, with Meek setting the pace ahead of McFall on what was a tricky track as the rain began to fall on the young stars. McFall was driving extremely well, and he calmly found a gap under Meek to race ahead to the title win. McKeown was docked from second for contact, elevating Halliday and McNeice to join winner McFall on the podium. All three received tyres from the series sponsor for their efforts.

The unusual Vauxhall Vectra of David Baird was a clear winner of a very wet opening Thunder Rods heat, David coming home clear of Gareth Robinson and Ashley Hawe after William Donnell had been excluded for contact. Two early caution periods in heat two wiped out Baird's early advantage, with star man Robinson excelling as he guided his Astra through for the win after long time leader Hawe his big trouble on the back straight late on.
The feature race final was all about Donnell though, the Larne man showing the rest a clean pair of heels to take a commanding win. Robinson and David Wilson filled the top three, the latter also claiming the NI Points Championship in the process.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Bell Building of Portadown Tel: 07921 256826
Added: 22/10/17

Birches based ProStock star Alan Haugh was the toast of Ulster oval racing at the weekend when he won the World Cup at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife. Alan drove the meeting of his life to lift the coveted World title, just two years after his brother Steven lifted the same honour.

A huge field of over thirty cars contested the event, including all the best in the ProStocks business. A finish outside the top ten in the opening qualifying heat, won by Garvagh's Stephen Boyd, was followed by a win for Haugh in the second heat which gave him a spot on row two of the all important World Cup final grid. Alan tracked leader Del McLaughlin for much of the main event, before using his bumper in true stock car fashion on the last lap to nudge his rival wide and speed through to the chequered flag. There were jubilant scenes at the finish as Alan proudly celebrated with his team and family. McLaughlin and Leonard Dunn filled a sensational all-Ulster podium.

Alan will return to his local Tullyroan Oval this weekend (Saturday 21st October) when he will proudly display the gold roof of World Champion.

There was even more success for the DMC drivers on the Sunday at Lochgelly too, as Dan Shannon was victorious in the Christopher Burke Memorial HRP Gold Cup Final. Karl Smyth and Davy Wright finished second and third to complete yet another podium clean sweep for our drivers.

Congratulations to Alan, Dan and all our other drivers on another successful weekend.
Pics with thanks to Kevin McQueen

Added: 17/10/17

In our latest points update we have the latest standings for National Hot Rods, 2.0 Hot Rods and Lightning Rods.

Broughshane's Jaimie McCurdy continues to lead the standings in the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Points Championship for National Hot Rods. Following Saturday's Ulster Championship meeting, Jaimie has a 23 point advantage over John Christie with just one more round remaining at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night as he aims for back to back victories in the series.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods, Stuart Cochrane has been crowned Racemart NI Points Champion in the final standings ahead of Stephen Emerson. The duo will share the front row of the grid for this weekend's Irish Championship showdown. In the quest to qualify for the 2018 World Championship, Cochrane leads the way over Allen Cherry.

In the final chart of the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship for Lightning Rods, Jordan Rochford has been confirmed as NI Points Champion over Scott Cochrane and Ricky Shaw. Jordan also leads the chase for World Championship qualification ahead of Vince Litter.

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: 17/10/17

On a night of excellent racing at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday, Portadown's Glenn Bell was victorious on the National Hot Rods Ulster Championship, whilst Ballymena's Victor McAfee took victory in a closely fought Stock Rods Irish Championship. Another Portadown driver, Jordan Rochford, took victory in the Grand Final of the Lightning Rods 2ke Engineering Challenge series, whilst other winners at the Hankook Performance Tyres sponsored 'Hot Rod Heaven' meeting were Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods) and Thomas Dilly (Classic Hot Rods).

Glenn Bell beat Shane Murray away at the green flag to take up the running in the opening National Hot Rods qualifier for the first running of the Ulster Championship, the 2012 World Champion storming home to a great win over NI Champion Shane Murray and Gary Wilson. The reversed grid heat two saw a win for Adam Hylands, with Derek Martin keeping him honest all the way home in second ahead of Jaimie McCurdy and British Champion John Christie.
Bell and Hylands shared the front row for the Hankook Ulster Championship final, with McCurdy and Christie on row two ahead of Murray and Martin. Bell led them away, and despite the best efforts of Hylands, Glenn was able to edge clear out front. The pace under the lights was fantastic, as Bell stormed home to take the inaugural Ulster Championship victory over Hylands, Murray, Martin and Christie.

On points scored during the 2017 season, Jonny Cardwell and Victor McAfee occupied the front row for the 2017 Stock Rods Irish Championship. Cardwell settled into the lead with McAfee tracking his every move, until they entered the closing stages of the race. Cardwell ran wide into turn one, handing the lead to McAfee as some fluid on the raceway made the going somewhat tricky. Cardwell came back to challenge, with contact into turn three sending McAfee wide. Cardwell assumed the lead once again and led home McAfee, with Shane McMillan right there challenging too during the final laps. A lengthy Stewards Enquiry followed as the track videos were viewed, and Cardwell was unfortunately demoted two places handing a seventh Irish Championship victory to McAfee ahead of McMillan, with Cardwell in third.
A messy start to the reversed grid Irish Revenge race saw impressive recent newcomer Sam Wilson out front early on, before former World Champion Stevie McNiece found a way past on the inside line to record a clear win. Cardwell fought through from the rear to take a creditable second ahead of McMillan and McAfee.

The climax of the popular 2ke Engineering Challenge Series for Lightning Rods saw two heats before the Grand Final was lined up in aggregate points order from across the series. Tim Hazlett was the star turn in both heats, running down long time leader Dermot Tynan in the opener to take the win over Aaron Brunton and Mark McCambridge, and then cruising home to another victory in the second over Vince Litter and Brunton.
The final saw star men Jordan Rochford and Scott Cochrane on the front row on aggregate points, with Rochford quickly settling into the lead. As Cochrane's challenge faded, Ricky Shaw came through to chase the leader, but Rochford held on for the win despite his car ailing with engine problems over the final laps. Jordan took the 2ke Engineering Challenge Series trophy and two new race tyres ahead of Shaw and Richard Stewart.

Thomas Morrison led the opening heat for the 2.0 Hot Rods, before being challenged by Aaron Beattie. Former European Champion Stephen Emerson quickly moved through to second before a late challenge for the lead saw Morrison spin out and Emerson subsequently disqualified. Adam Best came through the chaos to take the win over Stuart Cochrane and Ryan McClure. Morrison put things to right with a fine win in heat two despite the pack closing near the end, Thomas leading home Sean Dynes and Beattie in this one.
Morrison again led them away in the final, with an early caution period wiping out his advantage. He led again on the restart but was challenged by Beattie, who forcefully made his way past to the front. Emerson was one to watch again in this one, slipping past Sean Dynes to go second and challenge Beattie for the top placing. Beattie held on to take the flag, but was subsequently docked two places for the contact which removed Morrison from the lead. That handed victory to Emerson ahead of Dynes and the relegated Beattie.

The latest round of the Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Series for Classic Hot Rods saw Gerry Rothwell and Adrian Boyle from the Republic of Ireland join the local stars, with Gary O'Neill the winner of the opener over Thomas Dilly, after second on the road Clive Richardson was disqualified for contact on Dilly at the start of the race. O'Neill again triumphed in the second heat in his Anglia over Dilly and Richardson, before it was Dilly who raced home to the feature race final victory over O'Neill and Rothwell. Thomas then kindly presented the new race tyre for winning the final, sponsored by his own company, to novice grader Boyle.
Added: 15/10/17

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