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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
29/2/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 1

Tullyroan Oval
7/3/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

Pre-Season Practice Day 2

Tullyroan Oval
14/3/2020 @ 6.30pm

National Hot Rods Simpson Race Exhausts 2020 World Series NI Round 7

2.0 Hot Rods
Lightning Rods
Junior Productions



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Fantastic racing on track superbly complimented the terrific fireworks display at the Aghadowey Oval Gala Night on Friday evening, with Templepatrick’s Ben McKee scoring a faultless hat-trick of victories in Round 6 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods. The final win also netted Ben the coveted Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy. The other big winner of the meeting, kindly sponsored by McCurdy Fuels, was Ballymena’s James Goldie who collected the Thunder Rods Irish Championship title. Ballymena’s Mark Crawford was crowned King of Aghadowey in the Junior Productions, whilst Glenarm’s Bobbie Johnston took victory in the Stock Rods.

Another pleasing entry of National Hot Rods contested Round 6 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with Ben McKee putting his Mercedes SLK to good use in the opener to take a clear win over Ian McReynolds and Simon Kennedy. Ben then repeated the feat in heat two, racing home from the yellow grade to take his second victory of the evening, this time over Ian McReynolds and Kennedy.
The increased distance in the final would have given the star men more hope of getting on terms with McKee, with Ben immediately setting the pace out front once again. Derek Martin was the one to watch, breaking free of the star graders and making significant progress towards the front. He found McReynolds in second place a tough nut to crack though, and once he had got past Ian, McKee was just too far down the road. Ben reeled off the remaining laps to complete his hat-trick and collect the superb Richard Turtle Memorial Trophy. Martin was great value in second ahead of McReynolds, Adam Hylands and John Christie. During the eveing Glenn bell was also presented with the 2019 Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Points Championship trophy.

James Goldie and Jason Darragh shared the front row for the Thunder Rods Irish Championship, leading off a packed 20-car grid for the big showdown. David Wilson from row two attacked the leader Goldie early on, but James soaked up the pressure and thwarted Wilson’s attack. Goldie then edged clear to collect the Irish Championship title, with defending champion Andrew McLean coming through for second at the end ahead of Darragh in third.
The reverse grid Irish Revenge race saw a polished victory for long distance traveller Paul Whelan from Tipperary, as he took the flag ahead of Norman Purdy and David Gurney.

The young local stars in the Junior Productions were joined by Scottish visitor Koddi Wright for the evening, with the first heat falling to Mark Crawford over Sam McNeice and Matthew Nicholl. The reversed grid second heat saw Irish Champion Graham Meek take the win over Nicholl and Sam Percy.
The King of Aghadowey final saw Crawford on pole position and he quickly assumed the lead over Nicholl and McNeice. A late race caution when Rhianna Murray spun on the Brown Trout Corner closed the field together, but Crawford once again pulled clear to win in style from McNeice and Nicholl.

Robert McIlroy took a clear win in the opening Stock Rods heat, racing clear from the yellow grade to lead home Rick Purdy and Mark Kilpatrick. Novice Kilpatrick was having his best run to date, and he took the win in the second heat, his first ever victory, having withstood the pressure of a late restart. Ryan Murphy and Purdy filled the places.
The final saw Kilpatrick and Purdy on the front row, but it was Bobbie Johnston who stormed ahead early on. The former British Champion edged clear only to see his lead wiped out with a caution period when Jonny Cardwell found himself in bother on the back straight. Johnston again pulled ahead on the restart, completing the distance to take the win. A number of penalties were handed out in the pack, with Micky McFall and Gary Butler filling the podium places after a Stewards Enquiry, Butler having successfully appealed a disqualification for the event stopping incident mid-race.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Wilson McCurdy Haulage and McCurdy Fuels
Added: 27/10/19

After the weekend's racing we can now confirm our final NI Points Champions - all the superb trophies will be presented to the respective winners at the upcoming Gala Nights this weekend.

It went right down to the last meeting, but Derek McMillan has added the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship for Stock Rods to the World, European, British and Irish Championships he has picked up over the season. Derek led home his brother Shane in the end, winning by 33 points. In the quest to qualify for the 2020 World Championship, Dan Shannon tops this chart over Derek McMillan and Shane McMillan.

In the Lightning Rods final Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, newly crowned World Champion Nigel Jackson had already sealed the silver roof ahead of Jordan Rochford, with Richard Stewart claiming third after a late charge.

The final points and regrading for the Thunder Rods is also online. James Goldie had already sealed the N Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship for the William Bradley Perpetual Cup, with Jason Darragh and David Wilson coming through to finish in second and third place.

This weekend sees the final round of the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods at Aghadowey Oval. Glenn Bell is currently on top of the standings and is now mathematically guaranteed to claim the prize of four new Hoosier slick tyres.

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: 21/10/19

The local oval racing world came together to remember the late, great Ormond Christie at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday night, and just like he would’ve liked the drivers went on to produce some spectacular racing for the packed house.
Ahoghill’s Shane Murray grabbed victory in the National Hot Rods Ulster Championship, after Portadown’s Gary Woolsey had taken the spoils in the final of Round 5 of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Aughnacloy’s Adam Best raced to victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship whilst Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer continued his recent good form with victory in the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series for Stock Rods. Other winners at the Hankook Performance Tyres sponsored meeting were Strabane duo James McKinney in the Lightning Rods and Paddy Hannigan in the Thunder Rods.

Before racing commenced John Christie unveiled his Fiesta in the colours his Father Ormond used to win the 1997 World Championship, which brought a fantastic reception from the fans. A minute’s applause then filled the stadium as one of the greats of oval racing was remembered following his recent passing.
Ben McKee was the star turn in the National Hot Rods heats, taking the opener at a canter over Gary Woolsey and the repeating the feat in the second outing. That one was a little more difficult for Ben as he had to overcome a late restart when Podge McQuaid lost a wheel. Simon Kennedy and Ian McReynolds filled the places.
The final saw McKee again out front, with Woolsey soon chasing him down. Shane Murray was another on a mission from the rear, and as we reached the closing stages all three were together chasing the win. Woolsey superbly went to the outside and edged himself alongside McKee, outrunning Ben on the drag to the flag to win by inches on the line in a tremendous finish.
Murray, having had to settle for third in the final, then lined up on pole position for the Ulster Championship race, courtesy of having set the fastest lap time of the night. He had a great dice with Glenn Bell early on, before settling ahead. A caution was introduced at 5 laps to go and the ‘choose cone challenge’ system used, which saw John Christie take the gamble and come up alongside Murray for the restart. John gave it his all to chase the lead, but unfortunately ended up spinning to the wall. Murray took the win over Bell and Jaimie McCurdy, the latter having gambled on the outside late on.

Aughnacloy’s Adam Best and Antrim’s Conor Hughes shared the front row for the 2.0 Hot Rods Irish Championship, and proceeded to lap side by side for the first few tours of the title race. Best finally settled ahead and raced home to record his first ever Irish Championship victory. Hughes could be more then pleased with his runner up position, with Gary Wilson taking third from Stuart Cochrane.
Just a few laps into the Irish Revenge race Best lost a wheel on the Tullyroan Bend, causing a caution period. Mark Madill was in complete control of this one and romped home to the win over Gary O’Neill and Cochrane.

Ryan Murphy accounted for both heat wins in the well subscribed Stock Rods division, taking a clear heat one win over Mark Kilpatrick and Rick Purdy. Heat two saw a number of caution periods, one for a huge home straight crash, but once again Murphy held his nerve to land the win over Willie Taggart and World Champion Derek McMillan.
Jonny Cardwell and Curtis Greer claimed the front row for the Grand Final of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series on aggregate points, with the McMillan brothers Shane and Derek filling row two after Jonny Gillespie failed to take up his third spot. Cardwell and Greer battled hard over the opening laps before Cullybackey man Curtis edged ahead. Curtis was in total control and raced home to the victory over Cardwell and Derek McMillan. All three shared a large number of tyres courtesy of the sponsors Butler Motorsport.

New World Champion Nigel Jackson sported his gold roof for the first time in the Lightning Rods, as Mark Corry took the opening heat win after relieving Ethan Dilly of the lead. Dilly claimed the second heat win too, but only after a Stewards Enquiry as to the manner in which he went ahead. Aaron Brunton was the man who lost out, spinning from what looked a promising position.
The final developed into a great five way battle for the lead, with Ronan McNally at the front and holding off the attentions of the others. James McKinney and Richard Stewart had gallant attempts on the outside but to no avail, before McKinney found a gap down the inside to race home to a well deserved feature race victory. Adam McCann and McNally filled the places.

In the Thunder Rods, newcomer Paddy Hannigan from Strabane showed the established stars a clean pair of heels all evening as he completed a faultless hat-trick. In the opener he came home ahead of Norman Purdy and Jonny Teggart, before Purdy and David Gurney filled the places in the second heat.
A promotion to the yellow grade for the final couldn’t stop Hannigan, as he claimed the trophy in style over David Wilson and Purdy.
Added: 20/10/19

In our latest points update, more NI Points Champions for 2019 have been crowned.

In the 2.0 Hot Rods the Racemart NI Points Championship went right down to the last meeting on Saturday night, with Adam Best coming out on top to claim the silver roof. Adam finished ahead of Conor Hughes and Allen Cherry in the standings, and he also has a slender 3 point lead over Stuart Cochrane in the 2020 World Championship qualifying chart.

In the 1300 Stock Cars Nicky Lowry has claimed the Autoweld NI Points Championship and will carry the silver roof for the next 12 months. Calvin Blake and Ryan Stewart completed the top three, whilst Robbie Wright currently sits on top of the 2020 World Championship qualifying points.

Max Hobson has retained his ASC Cars NI Points Championship for Ninja Karts, leading Leyton Hughes and Odhran Monaghan at the end of another exciting season.

Finally, the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods has just two rounds left to run, and Glenn Bell now holds a handsome 36 point lead over Adam Hylands with Derek Martin in third spot.

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: 07/10/19

The horrendous weather conditions at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night didn’t detract at all from the on track action. Kells driver Derek McMillan was crowned Irish Champion in the Stock Rods to cap a tremendous season, whilst Kyle Beattie produced a stunning comeback drive to take the Superstox Irish Championship. At the meeting sponsored by his family’s business Murrays of Randalstown, Shane Murray took a faultless hat-trick in the National Hot Rods, Aughnacloy’s Adam Best secured victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series, Portaodwn ace Robbie Wright took the 1300 Stock Cars Ulster Championship whilst Co Meath racer Odhran Monaghan took a great treble in the Ninja Karts.

The very wet conditions kept the Stock Rod stars on their toes for the Irish Championship, with Derek McMillan and Marc Morrell sharing the front row ahead of Shane McMillan and Micky McFall. Derek quickly edged clear up front as a huge battle developed for second between Shane McMillan, Victor McAfee and Gary Butler. McAfee then went out, and there was no quarter asked, and certainly none given, between the other two as they battled hard and swapped places for second.
A loose wheel on track with one lap to go added to the drama as the caution flags came out, but Derek had all under control up front and romped home to add the Irish title to the World, British and European titles he already has in his locker. A Stewards Enquiry saw S McMillan and Butler both docked two places for contact on each other during the race, which elevated Morrell to second and Cullybackey’s Curtis Greer to third.

The Irish Revenge race saw the grid reversed from the Irish Championship, and amidst the worst of the conditions it was Larne’s Samuel Wilson who took the win over Derek McMillan.

The Superstox Irish Championship showdown was simply a breathtaking race, with no end to the drama lap after lap! British Champion Lee Davison started on pole position but he was bundled to the wall with a number of others on the first turn and lost ground as Stephen Stewart powered clear up front. Kyle Beattie was another favoured runner as a two time former champion, but he lost time with an early spin too. As Stewart continued out front Davison clawed his way back into second before a caution period when Gregg Hyndman became stranded on turn one.
The bumpers went well and truly in again on the restart, with Stewart and Davison both out and Beattie through to the lead having been almost last after the opening lap! Kyle reeled off the remaining laps to land his third Irish title and in some style too. Sean Mark took second ahead of Keith McAreavey in third.
To complete his great night, Beattie also raced to victory in the Irish Revenge race over Mark and Hyndman.

For the National Hot Rods it was Round 4 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, and before the opening heat began the drivers paid a fitting 3 wide tribute to the late Tommy Shaw, the man who introduced Hot Rod racing to Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. The going was treacherous in the sodden conditions, with Shane Murray taking the opening heat over Adam Heatrick and Glenn Bell, before he repeated the feat in the second heat again ahead of Heatrick with John Christie in third.
In the final Murray opened up a huge gap out front, but he then became caught in the midst of the places battle whilst lapping the other runners. Suddenly his huge advantage was gone as Glenn Bell and Gary Woolsey came into contention. Both showed their nose alongside Murray, but Shane had enough in hand to hang on to complete an impressive hat-trick of wins. Woolsey, Ian McReynolds and Bell completed the top finishers.

The atrocious conditions certainly didn’t suit the 2.0 Hot Rods, as they slipped and slithered their way around the circuit all evening. Jonny McMillan took the opener ahead of Thomas Morrison, before Ballymoney man Morrison went one better by taking the second heat over Gary Wilson.
The Hoosier Tyres Challenge Series Grand Final saw the grid formed on points from throughout the series, and that put Adam Best on pole from Allen Cherry, Conor Hughes and Davy Potter. Cherry did his best to challenge Best initially, but once the race settled down Cherry dropped back and Best was able to move clear and seal victory. Morrison drove a great race from down the grid to take a great runner up position at the flag, with Gary Wilson in third. All three received new race tyres courtesy of sponsors Hoosier.

Calvin Blake and Robbie Wright shared the heat wins in the 1300 Stock Cars, before it was Wright who took the final honours to be crowned 2019 Ulster Champion. Fionn Donnelly and Ryan Stewart completed the podium finishers.

The young aces in the Ninja Karts completed the race programme, with Odhran Monaghan from Co Meath dominating proceedings. He took both heat wins with ease, with Leyton Hughes a gallant runner up in both from the Superstar grade. Even with the longer race distance in the final it was still all about Mongahan, Odhran completing a perfect night with yet another victory over Hughes and Max Hobson.
Added: 06/10/19

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