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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
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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Following a very wet afternoon, the drivers at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night were fortunate that the rain cleared and the track remained mostly dry to produce a fine evening's racing. The big winner was local ace Thomas Dilly, who reeled off a hat-trick of Classic Hot Rod wins in the second round of their Irish Series. Newry's Gary Chambers took victory in the Superstox Tullyroan Challenge Cup, whilst other wins in the George Fegan Tyres sponsored meeting fell to William Taggart (Stock Rods), Jordan Rochford (Lightning Rods) and Jack Hazlett (Junior Productions).

An excellent entry of ten superb Classic Hot Rods greeted the race fans in the pits, with the older generation cars certainly attracting some much warranted attention. Amongst the entry were class debuts for Alan Leonard's stunning Opel and Jeff Richardson's Mk 2 Escort. Dungannon's Thomas Dilly was soon chasing down Co. Cork's Austin Fitzgerald in the opening heat, powering ahead on the outside line on lap six. Annaghmore's Clive Richardson impressed on a run through to second, with Andy O'Donnell and Ant Morgan tripping over each other late on. Fitzgerald again set the pace in heat two, with Dilly again playing catch up once he had demoted O'Donnell. Dilly again went ahead, but a misfire was robbing him of valuable speed. An inspired Clive Richardson quickly got on terms with the leader, but couldn't make the outside move stick and had to settle for second ahead of Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald again took the lead from the off in the final of Irish Series Round 2, and again had the flying Escort of Dilly chasing him down. Clive Richardson was again on top form, and he and Dilly began a ferocious battle for the lead. Time and again Clive dragged his RS2000 bodied car alongside Dilly, but he just couldn't complete the move. At the line they were only inches apart, with Dilly taking his third victory of the night, ahead of Limavady's Gary O'Neill and Trevor Cusack.

A very pleasing entry of sixteen Superstox included debutant Warren Martin in a very pretty new car indeed. The first of the graded order heats saw Andrew Morrow surge clear early on in his RCE chassis, and despite the best attentions of Cyril Hawe and then Lee Davison, Morrow just couldn't be caught. He took the flag ahead of Davison and Denver Grattan for a deserved win. There would be no repeat in heat two however, as Morrow was sidelined early on having been depositing fluid onto the raceway. That opened the door for impressive novice Martin, who led the way until just three laps from home. Gary Chambers then bumpered his way past to take the win, ahead of Grattan and Martin.
It was a closed grid on aggregate points for the George Fegan Tyres Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with Chambers on pole ahead of Grattan and Davison. There was an immediate red flag when Hawe lost a wheel amongst the shenanigans of the initial start, before Chambers established himself up front at the second time of asking. There was little to choose between the top three all the way home, with Chambers taking the win in style over Grattan and Davison.

A great entry of twenty Stock Rods were boosted by welcome Tipperary visitor Alan McCormack and returnee Ivan McMillan, with early heat one leader Ed Davis quickly losing out to Jonny Gillespie. Gillespie had no answer to flying Ahoghill man Marc Morrell, who moved ahead with five to run to take a great win over Micky McFall and Steve Gooch. Davis was much more to the fore in heat two, establishing himself out front ahead of Gillespie. McFall was fighting a rearguard action in third, holding off allcomers until Gooch got by to chase after the leaders. They were just too far down the road though, with Davis taking a deserved win over Gillespie and Gooch.
Gillespie and Davis shared the early lead in the final, before losing out to a flying Colin McNiece. He had Rod Fleck right on his case for a number of laps, before things got messy out onto the back straight which led to the demise of McNiece. Fleck completed the final laps to take the chequered flag, but was docked in the final analysis for the earlier contact on McNiece. That handed the victory and the silverware to Taggart, ahead of the impressive Gooch, Fleck and McFall.

Novices Mark Overend and Dermot McGirr battled for the early lead in the opening Lightning Rods heat, before Ally Neill powered ahead to take up the running. He had no answer to rapid star man Jordan Rochford though, who sped by to take a deserved victory ahead of World Champion Scott Cochrane and Winston Weir. Overend was again the early leader in heat two, before losing out to his stablemate Mark Corry. Portadown man Corry then reeled off the remaining tours to take the win, ahead of a very sharp looking Weir and Neill, the latter at the expense of a demoted Alastair Stewart who fell foul of the stewards for contact.
Overend again gave way to Neill at the front in the final, before he in turn had to give best to Stewart as they approached half distance. A late race caution brought the pack onto Alastair's tail, but saw reigning NI Points Champion Richard Stewart unfortunately disqualified from the restart for overtaking under the yellow caution flags. Alastair Stewart looked to have all under control up front, before he was punted wide by Corry into the final turn. Corry took the flag but was unsurprisingly docked two positions for the illegal contact, handing the second victory of the evening to Rochford. Weir inherited second ahead of the relegated Corry, with Alastair Stewart the unluckiest man in the stadium as he trailed home in sixth having been so close to the silverware. In times gone past the Malcolm Girling rule would have rescued Alastair and reinstated him to the win, but with it no longer in the rule book, except for exceptional circumstances, he was left to rue what might have been.

The Junior Productions fielded an excellent twelve young drivers, including the first outing for the new Ben Bruce car. The opener was controversial to say the least, with a number of retirements following various skirmishes around the circuit. Shea Duff was the first across the line, but he was adjudged to have jumped a restart and was docked to third, handing the win to Ballymena lad Jack Hazlett ahead of Drew McKeown. McKeown was the man on a mission in heat two, pulling off a superb opportunist pass to take the lead in the closing stages and grab a fine win over David Gurney and Duff.
Sam McNeice was the first to show in the final, holding off Hazlett early on before the heat one winner found a way past on the inside to take up the running. Gurney and McKeown were now chasing young Jack down, but he showed maturity well beyond his years to hold them off to take his second win of the evening ahead of Gurney and McKeown, at the end of what was an excellent feature race from the young stars.
Added: 08/05/16

The latest points and regradings have now been published for a number of our formulae, covering 2.0 Hot Rods, Stock Rods, ProStocks, Thunder Rods, Superstox and National Hot Rods.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods Dilly Roofing Supplies NI Points Championship, Wayne Woolsey tops the chart ahead of Mervyn Emerson. Woolsey also leads the way in the 2016 World Championship qualifying chart ahead of the big race at Ipswich in July.

In the Stock Rods, Bobbie Johnston tops the chart in the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship ahead of Irish Champion Jonny Cardwell, with Cardwell ahead in the 2016 World Championship qualifying points ahead of Chris Gordon with just two meetings left to run. Last Saturday's opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series was a fruitful one for Keith Butler, and he leads the points ahead of Johnston and Lee Best.

The Raymond Harper Automotive NI Points Championship standings for the ProStocks sees defending champion Stephen McCready lead the way ahead of Mark McLaughlin and newcomer William McFaul.

Andrew McLean may not have won any races so far in 2016, but his consistency sees him lead the way in the Norman Purdy & Sons Scrap Metal Merchants NI points Championship for the Thunder Rods. Chrissy Dempsey and John Goligher share second place at present.

The Superstox NIOvalTV Series sees Gary Grattan top the chart ahead of his brother Denver, with impressive newcomer Sean Mark in third after the opening round on Bank Holiday Monday. Following his hat-trick at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, Jaimie McCurdy has a very healthy advantage over reigning champ Adam Maxwell in the Cirrus Plastics National Hot Rods DMC Race Promotions Championship. In the two meetings we have staged so far, Jaimie's lowest position in any race has been second!

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 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: 04/05/16

Despite some very heavy rainshowers during the afternoon, the race fans were treated to some top class racing at Aghadowey Oval on Bank Holiday Monday. Garvagh's Stephen Boyd landed the big victory of the afternoon with the win in an absolutely superb ProStocks King of Aghadowey title race. Other silverware winners at the Degree Refrigeration sponsored event were Gary Grattan (Superstox), Richard Stewart (Lightning Rods), Ivan Elliott (1300 Stock Cars) and David Wilson (Thunder Rods). The end of meeting Caravan Destruction Derby fell to Darren Bevan.

The ProStocks grid was bolstered by welcome Scottish visitors Tam Melrose and Dougie Kidd for their 2016 King of Aghadowey title. Two reversed grid heats were the order of the day, and grip was at a premium in the opener after a heavy shower just before the off. Mark McLaughlin hit the front early on, swapping the lead with his cousin Del before the latter found himself hard in the wall on turn four bringing out a caution period. The final stages saw a tremendous battle between Melrose, Robbie Wright and William McFaul, and when the bumpers went flying in as they headed to the final turn, Mark McLaughlin went from fourth to first and the victory as the others all tasted the wall. Melrose miraculously recovered for second ahead of Ryan Abernethy. Melrose and Stephen McCready had a great battle for the heat two lead, with defending King of Aghadowey McCready grabbing the win with Scottish star Melrose taking his second runner-up spot of the day. It was all action stuff once again, with Davy Wright coming through for third.
Edinburgh flyer Melrose landed pole for the final on aggregate points, with Mark McLaughlin alongside. Everyone in the packed stadium then witnessed one of the races of the season - it really did have everything! Melrose set the early pace ahead of Wright, but McCready was looking very sharp indeed and moved through to second and then the lead. The places were chopping and changing so much it was hard to stay on top of it all, with someone in the wall almost every corner! Dan Shannon then hooked out both McCready and Raymond Harper in one foul swoop and went ahead, only for McCready to rejoin and return the compliment. Somehow Stephen Boyd came from sixth to first in the matter of a few laps having started off the rear of the grid, and held sway at the front for the remaining laps for an absolutely fantastic win. Davy Wright took yet another second place in a title race, with William McFaul coming through for third after what was a magnificent day from the budget racers.

The opening round of the NIOvalTV Series was the attraction for the Superstox, with newcomer Aaron McNeilly a welcome addition to the ranks. Novice Sean Mark headed them away in the opener, before Stephen Stewart strolled by t take up a lead he wouldn't lose. Denver Grattan took second with a well timed last bender on Conor Murphy, with Gary Grattan coming through for third. There was a great battle between the star graded drivers in the slippery conditions of heat two, but once again it was all about Stewart as he landed his second victory of the day, with Gary and Denver Grattan next home.
With a new race tyre up for grabs in the final courtesy of NIOvalTV, things were always going to be much more competitive and that's exactly how it turned out. An early caution period when Stewart's hat-trick hopes expired on the entrance to turn one brought the top stars right into contention. At the resumption Murphy, Keith McAreavy, Jordan Robinson and Lee Davison all hit bother on turn four and found themselves dumped in the wall, while Gary Grattan took up the running out front. Davison, Denver Grattan and Gary Chambers exchanged hits in an entertaining dice, and even a late race caution for debris on the track couldn't stop Gary Grattan who took a deserved victory. Davison and Denver Grattan completed the top three.

Former Junior Productions racer Mark Graham made a noteworthy debut in the Lightning Rods, leading the opening heat until Portdown's Mark Corry raced past. Corry was then tipped into a spin by his stablemate Alastair Stewart, earning him a disqualification and handing the win to Jordan Rochford ahead of Graham and Gary Beggs. Graham wasn't to be caught in heat two, taking a fine debut win over Stewart and Corry this time around.
Mark Overend set the early pace in the final before Graham went ahead, but none of them could stop the fast moving Alastair Stewart as he soared clear. Richard Stewart was now through to second, and found himself right on the leaders tail after a late race caution for a spun Beggs on turn two. The unrelated Stewart's set about sorting out the winner over the remaining laps, and it looked as though the Portadown based Alastair had it in the bag until the very last bend, when he made the smallest of errors and ran wide, allowing Richard through for the silverware. Corry chased them home in third, ahead of Rochford.

Another encouraging grid of 1300 Stock Cars produced some fantastic racing, with plenty of contact and place changing. Novice Jack Kearney set the pace in heat one, as superstar graded duo Curtis Greer and Chris Hamill continued their ongoing feud with a number of hard hits on each other. Aaron Rainey bumpered past Kearney late on to take the win , with Calvin Blake showing well in third ahead of class debutant James Serplus. Kearney again led heat two and this time held on for much of the distance. Anthony McIvor had his own ideas though as to who was going to land the chequered flag, charging past on the last bend for a great win. Rainey was third ahead Jon McQuillan.
Kearney lost out to Rainey early on in the final, before a mid race caution when Adrian McKinstry went in hard on the pit bend and was collected by Hamill. Thankfully both emerged unscathed from what was a big shunt, and at the resumption Ivan Elliott wasted no time bumpering his way ahead. The Irish Open Champion kept Curtis Greer at arm's length all the way home to land a fine win, with Rainey, McQuillan and Serplus rounding out the top five.

Roger Glass was the star performer during the Thunder Rods heats, taking the flag in both in some style. Ryan Campbell and Chrissy Dempsey were the placemen in the first heat, before Lee Both and Andrew McLean chased Glass home in a very scrappy heat two.
The star men had failed to make much impression all afternoon, but that proved much different in the Degree Refrigeration sponsored final. Glass, Stephen Scott and Dempsey had turns at leading early on, before David Wilson was the first star to show as he took it up ahead of Jonny Gillespie. Within sight of the flag they encountered some heavy backmarking traffic, with Wilson being forced right out wide around the wall. Gillespie tried his best to capitalise, but looked to now have a rear puncture on his Astra which allowed Wilson to make the run to the flag for the victory. Gillespie got home second ahead of McLean and Dempsey.
Added: 03/05/16

Broughshane teenager Jaimie McCurdy showed the rest of a record field of National Hot Rods a clean pair of heels at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night as he raced to a faultless hat-trick of victories in Round 11 of PC Paints & Components World Series NI. On a night of great racing and drama-filled incidents, the other winners at the meeting, sponsored by McElmeel Mobility Services of Armagh, were Wayne Woolsey (2.0 Hot Rods), Bobbie Johnston (Stock Rods), Stewart Hanna (Ninja Karts) and David Kernohan (Reliant Robins).

Despite a couple of late cancellations, it was still a domestic track record of nineteen National Hot Rods that came to grid for the latest round of World Series NI, the eleventh of fourteen rounds. Local Portadown racer Andy Stewart set the early pace in the opening heat, but had no answer to the flying Jaimie McCurdy as the Broughshane flyer swept past after just seven laps. Stewart Doak, also from Portadown, kept the young charger honest all the way to the chequered flag, but it was first blood to McCurdy ahead of Doak and Ballyclare's Gary Wilson. McCurdy's charge to the front was somewhat later in heat two, as he only tracked down long time leader Simon Kennedy in the closing stages. Jaimie quickly went for the outside pass on the Dungannon driver, and plundered his second victory of the night with a fine manoeuvre. Wilson and Mark Heatrick rounded out the top three.
Aggregate points from the heats gave McCurdy and Wilson the front row for the final, from where young ace McCurdy quickly stamped his authority. Wilson gamely challenged on the outside initially, before tumbling down the order and leaving Doak to establish himself in second. The former British Champion could do nothing about the leader, and soon had a flying Derek Martin on his tail. Martin had been in fine form all evening, and after a mid-race caution when Wilson and Keith Martin found the wall, Derek charged past Doak to go second. Despite being the fastest car on the track he could do nothing about the leader, and McCurdy cruised home to complete a fantastic hat-trick of victories. Derek Martin, Doak and Adam Maxwell were next home.

The opening round of the MR Fabrications Challenge Series was the attraction for the Stock Rods, with a very healthy eighteen car grid lined up for heat one. Dublin's Keith Butler showed well right from the off, moving clear of fellow yellow grader Lee Best early on. Colin McNiece moved through to second late on but couldn't quite get alongside the leader and settled for second. A good late charge by Waringstown's Ben McCully earned him third, ahead of Bobbie Johnston from Glenarm. There was a morale boosting win for Best in the second heat, as the popular Portadown man steered his Vauxhall Corsa home to his first win since moving into the formula at the start of the season. He finished well clear of Butler in this one, with Willie Taggart grabbing third ahead of Jonny Cardwell.
With a new race tyre up for grabs in the final courtesy of series sponsors MR Fabrications, aggregate points saw Butler and Best occupying the front row. Butler made the lead his own early on, and as Best slipped down the order Johnston came through to challenge for the top spot. There was a mid race caution period when Gary Butler and Shane McMillan smacked the back straight wall, but back at the front it was Keith Butler who lost out to Johnston in the battle for the lead. Bobbie rounded out the remaining laps to take the victory, with Marc Morrell coming through for a fine second ahead of Derek McMillan at the end of a frantic night of racing.

Antrim's Mervyn Emerson took the opening heat victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods, having surged ahead of early pacesetter Ryan McClure on lap six. Joel Richardson inherited second ahead of Shane Murray after Stephen Emerson was docked two places to fourth for contact. Lee McCracken was on fine form in heat two, racing clear to take the win over Feargal McNally and Jason Devlin. Further back former double World Champion Wayne Woolsey smashed the lap record for the track with a time of 13.956 seconds, just a week after setting a similar benchmark around the Aghadowey circuit.
As McNally set the pace at the start of the final, Woolsey really had the bit between his teeth from the front of the star grade. He quickly relegated McCracken and Devlin, before moving past Mervyn Emerson and Sean Dynes to challenge McNally at the front. A great move around the outside saw Woolsey take up the running with Murray on his tail, but Wayne continued to pull clear until a late race caution period when Sean Dynes spun on turn three. Scotch Street's Woolsey made no mistake at the restart, racing home to a decisive victory ahead of Murray and Adam Heatrick.

With new rules in place the young stars in the Ninja Karts found themselves racing in both directions around the track, with the opener being their first in a clockwise direction. Corey Stirling had no problems adapting to the new format, racing clear to a fine win over Stewart Hanna and Bobby Henderson. The coin toss saw them back to their original direction for heat two, with Daniel Stewart showing well early on. Henderson relieved him of the lead before he was caught by the flying Hanna, who powered ahead to take the win over Henderson and Lily Gallagher.
Once again aggregate points formed the grid for the McElmeel Mobility Services Tullyroan Challenge Cup final, this one again in the clockwise direction which was so new to all the drivers. Stirling headed them away, but Hanna was on top form and moved through to the lead and on to the victory. Jack Morrow, celebrating his ninth birthday, came home in a fine second - this all the more notable after a nasty rollover in practice. Stirling, Gallagher and Callum Magill rounded out the top five at the end of another great showing from the young drivers. Kaitlyn Beggs took the TwoZeroSix Fitness sponsored Most Improved Driver Award after a fine display.

A disappointing entry of Reliant Robins saw Ian Bolton bounce back from his nasty accident at Christmas to take both heat victories. John Stewart chased him home in both, and the final boiled down to a battle between the pair. Stewart held the lead, only to be tipped into a spin and rollover by Bolton in the closing stages. With any contact no longer acceptable in the formula, Bolton was disqualified from the race, opening the door for David Kernohan to land the spoils ahead of Haley Bevan.
Added: 03/0516

We as the promoters of all the Ninja Kart tracks feel that the formula is getting too competitive. We have come up with the idea that all the Ninja Karts will drive out on the track and the Steward / Clerk of the Course or even a chosen spectator would toss a coin and this will decide if the race will be run in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.

The Ninja Karts will not be allowed to be touched to adjust tyre pressures or anything else. The Ninja Karts are meant to be fully symmetrical in every way so this should not make any difference to which direction they are racing.

This will be implemented with immediate effect.

If anyone touches a Ninja Kart once the coin toss has been called this will be classed as outside assistance and the driver will be disqualified.

DMC / HRP / RTS / Spedeworth-Incarace
Leading Promoters plus any other associated places who run the formula.

Added: 28/04/16

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