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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
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

Superstox
Junior Productions

Aghadowey Oval
26/12/2019 @ 2pm

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

Stock Rods
Superstox
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
29/12/2019 @ 2pm

FESTIVE FRENZY!
Big Van Bangers Van-dalism 2019
Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge

Lightning Rods
2.0 Hot Rods
Junior Productions


 


 

 
Latest News
A feast of championship action was served up at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening, with a number of titles up for grabs. Some fantastic racing saw Nutts Corner’s Ryan Stewart take the 1300 Stock Cars National Championship, whilst the ProStocks World Cup fell the way of Portadown’s Steven Haugh for the second time. There was a record seventh Irish Championship victory for Nigel Jackson as the Portadown man stormed to Lightning Rods glory, whilst Lurgan’s Graham Meek was crowned Irish Champion in the Junior Productions. The final class on show were the Thunder Rods, with Chris Baird from Donemana taking the honours.
Before racing commenced there was a minute's applause in memory of circuit founder Tommy Shaw who passed away recently.

Some high quality visitors joined the local 1300 Stock Car aces for the National Championship, with two graded heats used to determine the grid for the title race. Gareth Halliday was the one to watch in the opener, the young Banbridge ace racing to victory over England’s Ben White and recently crowned Irish Champion Ryan Stewart. Heat two saw White go one better and take the flag for the visitors, leading home Halliday and Calvin Blake.
Halliday and White shared the front row for the National Championship final, and as expected there was drama right from the off. The bumpers were well and truly put to good use over the opening lap, and as things settled down Stewart had blasted through to the lead. Ryan reeled off the remaining laps to land the National title, with Blake just getting the better of a great scrap with English star Jacob Bromley to snatch second on the final turn.

The grid for the ProStocks World Cup was disappointing to say the least, but those on track did their best to put on some fantastic racing. There was action all the way as Joe Largey took the first heat over Dan Shannon, before Shannon took the honours in heat two over William McFaul. The start to the World Cup race was simply phenomenal, as the bumpers well and truly went in throughout the field. The shake up saw Dylan Booth sensationally out front, before Steven Haugh punted him wide to move ahead. Haugh led them all the way home for his second World Cup triumph, whilst Sam Stewart cruelly retired within sight of the flag whilst second. That saw Shannon take the runner up slot ahead of Scottish visitor Ian Christie.
Largey completed the evening by taking the Irish Open title with a well timed hit on Shannon on the final bend.

Defending champion Nigel Jackson and British Champion Jordan Rochford shared the front row for the Lightning Rods Irish Championship, and a great battle developed between the duo right from the off. Martin O’Flaherty clawed himself into contention too, and when he attacked Rochford for second it handed Jackson the opportunity he needed to pull clear. As Jackson checked out up front to take a record seventh Irish title victory, Rochford worked his way back to second ahead of a spirited drive from Mark Corry which netted him third spot.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a win for Ally Neill over James McKinney, Corry and Jackson.

The Irish Championship title was also up for grabs for the Junior Productions, with Graham Meek and Mark Crawford sharing the front row on points scored across the season. Meek was the first to show up front ahead of Crawford, with Sam McNeice working his way to third as the lead battle involved eight cars at one stage. Crawford made his move for the lead but just couldn’t make it stick, Meek holding on the record a deserved victory. McNeice took a great second spot with Crawford driving superbly to work his way back to a creditable third spot over the closing stages.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw Jack Morrow show the rest a clean pair of heels as he took the win over McNeice and Crawford.

The Thunder Rods completed the race programme, with close competitive action as always. David Baird accounted for both heat wins from the yellow grade, and even with an upgrade for the final he soon was ahead. His brother Chris was right on his tail though, and the Donemana man pulled off a great pass to take the lead and the win. David held on for second ahead of James Goldie in third.
Added: 29/09/19

Everyone at DMC Race Promotions were saddened to hear of the passing of Tommy Shaw yesterday.

Tommy was one of the pioneers of Ulster oval racing in the 1970’s, opening Aghadowey Stadium to racing - the very venue at which we still race to this day.

Tommy also had the foresight to then introduce Hot Rod racing to the Province, a move which produced many major champions in the following decades. Tommy was a major player in the original NHRPA and later also became the co-promoter at Ballymena Raceway.

Tommy’s funeral will be held tomorrow, Saturday 28th September, at 12 noon in Finvoy Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney.

Davy & Doris McCall, Darren Black and all the staff at DMC Race Promotions would like to offer our condolences to the Shaw family at this sad time.

Added: 27/09/19

In the latest points update for Lightning Rods, Nigel Jackson now has a handsome 60 point lead at the top of the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship standings ahead of Jordan Rochford and Martin O'Flaherty. With just one points scoring meeting left in the championship, Nigel cannot be caught and can now be confirmed as the 2019 NI Points Champion.

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: 26/09/19

Portadown duo Glenn Bell and Lee Davison both tasted British Championship glory at the DMC Race Promotions Speedweekend at Tullyroan Oval. In front of a packed house Bell raced home to the National Hot Rods British title after a superb race, whilst arguably the drive of the weekend went to Davison as he charged through a star studded international field to land the Superstox British title from towards the back of the grid.

All four corners of the British Isles were represented in the DRS Steelbuildings National Hot Rods British Championship, with Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy grabbing the first heat win as he just held off Derek Martin at the flag. Heat two saw a fantastic victory for former British Champ John Christie, as he roared around long time leader Keith Martin on the wide outside line for a superb victory that had the crowd on their feet. The final heat saw Ahoghill’s Shane Murray in victory lane, as he steered his Ginetta home ahead of World Champion Robert McDonald from Scotland.
The opening exchanges in the British title race were simply breathtaking, as pole man Christie and Glenn Bell circulated side by side for some time, with Murray right in the mix too as all three chased the lead. The fans were on the edge of their seats with nothing at all between the three in the damp conditions, each trying every line and style possible in their attempts to edge an advantage. Bell finally did break clear as Scotsman Gordon Alexander joined the fun at the front. Glenn duly completed the remainder of the race to take the British Championship crown, with Murray and Alexander completing the top three at the end of a race that will live long in the memory.
The reverse grid British Revenge Race ended in controversial fashion when the front runners, all on different tyre choices, all came close together nearing the end. The difference in pace saw Adam Maxwell accidentally tip leader Derek Martin wide onto the slippy outside line and ultimately into the wall. Maxwell took the flag but the Stewards had no choice but to disqualify him for the unintentional contact which ended Martin’s race, handing the win to Murray over McDonald and Bell. The meeting finale was for the superb Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy, which saw Murray romp to victory over McDonald and Bell to complete a great weekend for the National Hot Rods.

Two graded heats determined the starting order for the Superstox British Championship race, with the opening qualifier falling to Aughnacloy novice grader David Beattie ahead of former World Champion Barry Stephen from Scotland and Paddy Murphy. Heat two saw a big crash for Dutchman Ad Melissant, as Beattie again led before a star trio of Stephen, World Champion Michael Green and European, National and English Champion Nick Roots blasted past. Roots got the best of a great fight to take the win over Green and Stephen.
Stephen started the Mk2 Escort Shells and Spares British Championship race from pole position, with Beattie alongside. Stephen was initially tracked by Green before he dropped out, and then by Dan Roots. All eyes in the damp conditions were on Portadown’s former World Champion Lee Davison though, as he blasted through from 19th on the grid to bring himself right into contention. Lee had made an inspired choice on set up on the tricky surface, and he romped home to land the British title in some style ahead of Dan Roots and Kyle Beattie after a thrilling race.
On Sunday the Irish Open Championship was up for grabs, with the heats falling to Stephen and Kyle Beattie. The second one was an especially good encounter, with Beattie coming back from what looked like an impossible position to take the win. Ed Davis looked odds on for the win at a time but suffered a technical issue, whilst Murray Jones was also right in the mix for much of the distance.
The Irish Open Final saw Stephen the first to show with Green and Davison right on his case. Davison departed the scene when his wheel guard broke loose, with Green then bursting through to land the Irish Open title with an immaculate drive to the flag. Nick Roots was a gallant runner up with Stephen in third.

The Escorts and Anglias of yesteryear entertained as a large field of visitors turned up for the Classic Hot Rods action. DMC promoter Davy McCall was the star of the show on his own circuit, taking victory in both the Irish Open Championship and the Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy. On Saturday McCall and England’s Gavin Taber shared the heat wins before McCall romped home to Irish Open glory over Scotland’s Graeme Callendar and Taber.
Sunday saw McCall take the opener after a super drive from the rear of the field, whilst Scotland’s Jock Campbell took the heat two win by the narrowest of Margins. The Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy is always an emotional affair and it was McCall who took the win over Taber and Campbell.

Top of the support racing was the coveted Keir Millar Memorial Trophy for the young stars in the Ninja Karts. Antrim’s Leyton Hughes was on fire in the heats, winning the first ahead of Cumbria’s Toby Tyson and repeating the feat in heat two ahead of Oxfordshire’s Finley Kew. In the final conditions became very tricky as the rain started to fall, with Tyson coming home to land the superb trophy over Hughes and Kew.
BTCC star Matt Simpson joined the 2.0 Hot Rods field for their Irish Masters, and he was quickly up to speed with runner up slot in heat one behind Stuart Cochrane. Conor Hughes took the second heat at a canter ahead of Drew McKeown, which left Gary Wilson and Cochrane sharing the front row for the final on points. Wilson made the best getaway, and did tremendously well to withstand enormous pressure from Cochrane throughout the race distance. Wilson took a great win over Cochrane and Mervyn Emerson, with Simpson coming home in a creditable fifth place in some very tricky conditions.
Stock Rods and Lightning Rods were also in action over the weekend, with Glenavy’s Dan Shannon landing the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for the Stock Rods after a somewhat bruising encounter on Saturday evening. Shane McMillan and Curtis Greer completed the placemen, whilst in the Lightning Rods Richard Stewart took a clear win over Jordan Rochford and Nigel Jackson.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, DRS Steelbuildings, Mk2 Escort Shells & Spares and Photoflash Travel
Added: 23/09/19

Graham Meek has now been confirmed as the winner of the A McKeown & Son Fruit & Veg NI Points Championship for Junior Productions. After one of our most successful seasons to date for the formula, Graham took the championship win by 13 points over Mark Crawford, with Sam Percy in third spot.

In the Racemart NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods, Adam Best leads the way at the latest regrading ahead of Allen Cherry and Conor Hughes. Adam also leads the early stages of the quest to qualify for the 2020 World Championship, leading Gary Fowler and Stuart Cochrane.

In the Maxwell Freight Services Stock Rods NI Points Championship, World, European and British Champion Derek McMillan has now moved ahead in the standings ahead of Marc Morrell, with Micky McFall and Shane McMillan next up. After the opening 2020 World Championship qualifying meeting, Dan Shannon tops the chart ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Derek McMillan.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods, things are hotting up at the top of the standings. Adam Hylands still tops the chart but is now just 3 points ahead of Derek Martin, with Glenn Bell a further 7 points adrift in third.

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: 16/09/19

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