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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
19/7/2024 @ 6pm-9pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
Practice & Test Night

Aghadowey Oval
20/7/2024 @ 4pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
2.0 Hot Rods 2024 World Championship Qualifying (sponsored by Cherry Pipes)
Stock Rods 2024 British Championship
Ninja Karts 2024 European Championship
Superstox
Thunder Rods 2024 DMC Gold Cup (sponsored by McLaughlin Plumbing & Heating)

Aghadowey Oval
21/7/2024 @ 1pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
2.0 Hot Rods 2024 Championship of the World & 2024 NI Open (sponsored by Cherry Pipes)
National Hot Rods 2025 World Series NI Round 1
Stock Rods 2024 Irish Masters
Ninja Karts 2024 Irish Open Championship
1300 Stock Cars


 


 

 
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Ace Galgorm National Hot Rods star Shane Murray continued his excellent start to the 2024 race season by taking victory in the tenth round of Diemens.com World Series NI at Aghadowey Oval on Easter Monday. The other big event on the programme was the coveted Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy for Stock Rods, which went to Enniskillen’s Stevie McNiece. Suffolk ace Mason Carberry won the King of Aghadowey in the Ninja Karts whilst 16-year-old Dungannon lad Jake Devlin impressed as he won the 2.0 Hot Rods final. Garvagh’s Zack McCombe was the other feature race winner in the Thunder Rods.

The National Hot Rods were superbly fast all afternoon around the Aghadowey circuit, as Gilford’s Nigel McCauley and Scotland’s James Mooney shared the heat wins.
The final was a dramatic encounter, with Mooney leading Cork’s Jeff Riordan as they entered the second half of the event. Mooney then blew his engine which spun him out of the race and led to Riordan losing a lot of ground. Glenn Bell took over out front as they resumed, but with just three laps to go he then succumbed to a puncture. That opened the way for Shane Murray to power through to the win, ahead of Derek Martin and a recovered Riordan.

Twenty seven Stock Rods took to the grid for the Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy, in memory of the former World Champion from Ballymoney. Adam Sloan won the opening heat after a great drive, ahead of Mark Crawford and Stevie McNiece after a number of penalties were handed down. The second heat saw a flag to flag win for Glenavy teenager Callum Magill ahead of Scottish stars Siobhan Martin and Gary Dean.
The big money Alan Connolly Memorial Trophy final saw McNiece the first to show in the lead ahead of Sloan, but Sam McNeice soon worked his way up to second and looked the fastest car on track. But Stevie McNiece used every inch of his experience to hold on out front, the Enniskillen ace taking the win and the superb trophy ahead of Sam McNeice and World Champion Dan Shannon.

A superb entry of 35 Ninja Karts from right across the UK arrived to battle for the King of Aghadowey crown. Eight-year-old World Champion Mason Carberry from Suffolk grabbed two of the three heat wins, with the other going to Hampshire’s Charlie Weston.
The King of Aghadowey final started with a huge rollover for Alan Beattie, from which he thankfully emerged unscathed. Carberry controlled the lead over the remaining distance to take the win, ahead of Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett, Hampshire’s Arthur Ware and Fife driver Rory Wilson.


Veteran Londonderry driver Colin McFarland rolled back the years with a fine win in the opening 2.0 Hot Rods heat ahead of Ally Neill and Scott Cochrane, before Cochrane improved in heat two to take the win in style ahead of Peter Henderson and Adam Weir.
The final turned into an almighty scrap for the lead, as recent Junior Productions graduate Jake Devlin fought a rearguard battle against a whole gaggle of cars. McFarland managed to drag himself alongside Devlin to take the flag by the closest of margins, but Colin was unfortunately demoted for contact earlier in the race. That elevated delighted teenager Devlin to the victory, with Andy Best taking the runner up slot.

The Thunder Rods saw a host of impressive newcomers on display, and it was one of those in Tyler McMaster who drove superbly to lead much of the way in heat one. He couldn’t hold off a charging Neil Capper though, as Neil surged ahead to take the win over McMaster and another impressive debutant in Jordan McFetridge. Capper again shone as he also won heat two ahead of another rapid novice in Philip Porter and McFetridge.
In his first ever race meeting, Porter looked good again in the final by edging ahead right from the off. With five laps to go David Reynolds bundled past to the lead, but whilst he was first to take the chequered flag he was docked by the Race Stewards. That handed victory to Zack McCombe over Josh Goligher and the demoted Reynolds.
Added: 02/04/24

A super Easter Saturday evening saw the holiday crowd treated to some competitive racing at Tullyroan Oval. Portadown stalwart Gary Woolsey took victory in Round 9 of National Hot Rods Diemens.com World Series NI, whilst Randalstown’s Sam McNeice took a commanding win in the Stock Rods Northern Ireland Open. Portadown teenager Daniel Stewart took a polished heat and final double in the 1300 Stock Cars, whilst the Lightning Rods silverware fell to James McKinney from Strabane.

A healthy 17 car field of National Hot Rods came under starters orders, with the opening heat falling to the Ginetta of Scotch Street’s Gary Woolsey. Nigel McCauley and Jordan McCann chased him home, before McCann improved to win heat two ahead of Glenn Bell who had driven a great race to second.
The final was a fantastic encounter too, with Woolsey quickly hitting the front but he was then reeled in by the pack nearing the end. McCauley and Shane Murray mounted attacks for the top spot, but Woolsey remained resolute and took the win and a new tyre courtesy of sponsors Diemens Hot Sauces. Murray, McCauley, Adam Maxwell and John Christie completed the places.

The local Stock Rod drivers were joined by drivers from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland for the Northern Ireland Open. A superb heat one saw Stevie McNiece and Sam McNeice battling hard for the lead, with Stevie coming back hard late on in heavy backmarking traffic. Sam just held on for the win ahead of Stevie and defending title holder Jonny Cardwell. Heat two saw World Champion Dan Shannon take the win, even overcoming a late race restart to hang on ahead of Mark Crawford and impressive Scottish teenager Robbie Armit.
The final paired McNeice and Crawford on the front row, with Sam pushing hard early on to squeeze an advantage which he extended as the race went on. As he came home for a fantastic title victory, Declan O’Connor also impressed many with his run to second ahead of Shannon and Scottish star Siobhan Martin.

The 1300 Stock Cars were bruising as normal, with a late caution in the opening heat providing a stunning finish. The bumpers, and the lead, were swapped numerous times before Robbie Wright got the nod on the line ahead of Daniel Stewart and Gary Freeburn. Heat two and the final were then all about Stewart, as the teenage Junior Productions graduate grabbed both heat two and the final in some style. Heat two saw Freeburn and Bobbie Johnston fill out the top three, before Wright and Irish Champion Matthew Milliken were the placemen in the final.
A Dash for Cash, sponsored by Autoweld Belfast, completed the proceedings and after some heavy hitting it was Wright who took the win.

A new era dawned for the Lightning Rods with some rule changes over the winter, and it was debutant Conor Doherty who took the win in the opening heat after a great drive in his superbly presented BMW. Dermot Tynan and James McKinney were next home, before McKinney went on to win heat two ahead of Tynan and Ross Houston.
Doherty hit the front on the final, but some superb moves in the traffic from McKinney saw him swoop around the outside to complete an outstanding double for the evening, ahead of Ian Hobson and Tynan.
Added: 02/04/24

The 2024 Ulster oval racing season began in fine style at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with all five formulas on show producing great action for the big crowd on hand. Galgorm’s former British and European Champion Shane Murray claimed a heat and final double in the eighth round of National Hot Rods Diemens.com World Series NI.
Bleary’s Drew McKeown came out on top in a keenly contested 2.0 Hot Rods category, with other feature race winners being Dungannon’s David McMenemy in the Superstox, young Antrim ace Leyton Hughes (Junior Productions) and Garvagh’s Stephen Boyd (Rookie Bangers).

There was a three way fight at the front of the opening National Hot Rods heat between Andrew Stewart, Nigel McCauley and Glenn Bell, with Stewart getting shuffled wide as Bell came through to take the chequered flag. The Stewards adjudged Bell to be the cause of Stewart’s demise, and he was unfortunately docked two places which handed the victory to Shane Murray. McCauley led the way for most of heat two, before he hit trouble which saw a clear victory go to World Champion Derek Martin.
A shower during the opening laps of the final made things very slippery for the drivers, all of whom were on slick tyres. McCauley again led the way with Bell and Murray squabbling behind. Bell romped through to take the win on the road, but once again fell foul of the Stewards for contact to get past Murray on the tricky surface. Murray thus inherited the win and with it the silverware and new tyre from series sponsors Diemens Hot Sauces. McCauley took second ahead of the demoted Bell.

A fantastic 2.0 Hot Rods field in the mid-twenties produced a dramatic opening heat, which saw a number of stoppages and penalties handed down. Former World Champion Andy Best from Dungannon came through with a fine drive to take the win ahead of Allen Cherry and Ally Neill, before Londonderry driver Colin McFarland just held on to take heat two despite the advances of Cherry on the outside line over the closing stages. Colin got the nod on the line by just 0.014 seconds!
The final saw young Junior Productions graduate Jake Devlin set the early pace, as McFarland and Best tripped over each other behind. That opened the door for former European and Irish Champion Drew McKeown to steal through to the lead, and he went on to record a convincing win over Best and Conor Hughes.

The bumpers were exchanged hard all evening in the Superstox, with the opening heat falling to the new car of Dean Catherwood on its race debut, as he held off Davy Clarke and David McMenemy. Heat two saw an atrocious start with some away much too soon on the rolling lap, with Curtis Greer coming home in first place. He was one of those who was penalised for the jump start, which handed the win to World Champion Craig McConnell over Steven Haugh.
Troy Crawford and then Clarke led the final, before McMenemy bumpered his way to the front on lap 8. Over the closing laps Davy had Lee Davison bearing down hard on him, but McMenemy held on for a morale boosting victory over Davison and Haugh.

The Rookie Bangers entertained all evening, with Marc Morrell coming through to take the win in the opening heat ahead of Gavin Gamble. Heat two was very lively as Phillip Farrell took a great win over Morrell and Chris Herron.
The final had a bit of everything, as Farrell hit the front and looked a great bet until he was baulked by a backmarker. That opened the door for Irish Champion Stephen Boyd to hit the front, and he superbly withstood a last corner attack from Morrell to claim the silverware. Morrell and Farrell filled the places.

An excellent entry of 17 Junior Productions took to the track, with the young drivers showing some great skill during the evening with some spectacular racing. Recent Ninja Karts graduate Jack Morrison held his nerve to win the opening heat after a fine drive, ahead of Cole McGann and Lauren Berry. Heat two saw another novice in Caolan Fegan lead until half distance when Leyton Hughes swooped past to lead. There was a late caution, after which Callum Doak superbly came through for the win ahead of Hughes and Andrew Russell.
Tom Hewitt showed well out front early in the final, but there was no stopping Hughes in this one as he powered to the front. Once again a late caution brought the field together but Leyton held on for a great win despite the best efforts of placemen Doak and Matthew Weir.
Added: 25/03/24

National Hot Rods World Champion Derek Martin was the star of the show at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday 30th December, the Dungannon man revelling in the tricky conditions to complete a faultless hat-trick of wins.
English youngster Charlie Weston took victory in an outstanding Ninja Karts Stars of Tomorrow Challenge, whilst the other feature race winners were Antrim’s Ryan McCrory (2.0 Hot Rods), Armagh’s Mark Foster (Stock Rods) and Ballymoney driver Neil Capper (Thunder Rods). The holiday meeting finished with a fantastic Caravan Destruction Derby which fell to Limavady’s Matthew Nicholl.

Drew McKeown settled into the lead in the opening National Hot Rods heat, but as always most eyes were on the squabbling pack of star grade drivers making strides forward from the rear of the line up. The stand out man was Derek Martin, the World Champion using the wide outside line to move towards the head of the field. When he arrived on McKeown’s tail he went straight to the outside line, swooping ahead for a stunning win over Adam Maxwell and McKeown.
The second hear followed a similar pattern, with Martin again coming home victorious ahead of John Christie and Nigel McCauley. The final, Round 7 of Diemens.com World Series NI, saw the expected Martin domination once again. In a masterclass of greasy circuit driving, the World Champion romped home to collect the silverware and a new tyre courtesy of series sponsors Diemens Hot Sauces. In addition, Derek also claimed the DMC Race Promotions Points Championship which runs across the calendar year, for which he received another excellent trophy and four more race tyres courtesy of sponsors Cirrus Plastics.

A field of over 30 Ninja Karts saw the 6-11 year olds descend on Aghadowey from all corners of the British Isles for the Stars of Tomorrow Challenge. Cullybackey’s Keegan Turtle took a last bend win in the opening qualifying heat, before heat two went the way of Hampshire racer Charlie Weston. The third heat saw Rowdy Grattan come home out front for another NI win.
With all thirty karts in the final it was a sight to behold as they headed off into the first bend at breakneck speed. As the race settled down it was Ahoghill’s Lewis Hazlett who was ahead of a superb places battle. The drivers had to contend with a couple of caution periods during the race, and after a late one with just two laps to go Weston found a gap to overtake Hazlett and come home to take the title for England in a sensational finish. Hazlett was great value in second ahead of Cumbria driver Jayden Jeffrey.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were joined by England’s Mitch Souter and Scotland’s David Frame for the afternoon, with Drew McKeown first home in the opening heat only to be docked two places in the final analysis for contact. That elevated Conor Hughes to the win ahead of Ryan McCrory. McKeown, who was doubling up in both the National and 2.0 Hot Rods, made no mistake in heat two, slipping past leader McCrory with three laps to go to take the win over Hughes.
The final saw a great, race-long tussle between McKeown and Hughes, but all the while McCrory was making his escape out front. Ryan held on to win after a perfect drive, ahead of McKeown, Hughes and Adam Best.

A competitive field of Stock Rods, including some welcome Republic of Ireland & Scottish visitors, contested three fine races, with the opening heat falling to British and National Champion Mark Crawford after on the road winner Dan Shannon copped a huge penalty for contact. Heat two saw a superb drive from Kells star Adam Sloan to take the victory, ahead of Colin McNiece and Stevie McNiece.
Liam Irwin led the opening laps of the final before Mark Foster was this time the first to show from the pack. Mark continued to pull clear out front to take a commanding win, the Armagh man coming home ahead of Sloan, Callum Magill and Rab Preston.

Liam Wilson made a return to the ovals in the Thunder Rods division and promptly took both heat wins! The first came as he just held off Andrew McLean at the line, before the second was much more accomplished ahead of Tom Archibald.
The final saw Neil Capper demote early leader Ryan Cunningham to hit the front, with Neil then extending his advantage all the way home to the chequered flag. The impressive McLean and Irish Champion James Goldie were next home.

A very entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby completed the programme, with Ian Bolton, David Gurney, Andy Hearst and Paul Crooks all excelling as they entertained the holiday crowds. They drove through the caravans and demolished them all around the track, but it was Limavady’s Matthew Nicholl who took the honours as the last man standing.
Added: 01/01/24

An entertaining Boxing Day race meeting at Tullyroan Oval produced some fine race action for the bumper crowd on hand. The Big Van Bangers entertained as always with some spectacular crashes as David Gurney from Londonderry took the Van-dalism silverware. Other feature race winners included Cullybackey's Ryan Wright in the Lightning Rods and a hat-trick for Cork's Cole McGann in the Junior Productions, whilst Bangor's World Champion Craig McConnell took the Superstox honours whilst Phillip Farrell from Monaghan won an excellent Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge.

The Big Van Bangers always star at Tullyroan Oval over the festive period, and this time around was no different. There was carnage right from the first green flag, with Stevo McGrath and Tony Gillespie well involved. Dave Haugh picked up some huge damage as David Gurney in his Amazon-lookalike Transit took the Van-dalism victory over Paul Compelli and McGrath.
Compelli then picked up huge damage in a very lively Allcomers event, which saw Gurney again take the honours. An excellent Destruction Derby boiled down to a fight between McGrath’s huge mini-bus and Gurney, which Stevo came out on top in to take the honours.

Some very welcome Tipperary Raceway regulars bolstered the Lightning Rods grid which led to some great racing throughout the meeting. Dermot Tynan got the early break in the opening heat to race clear and record a popular win with Trevor O'Brien in second. Heat two saw a welcome win for Gerry Rodgers as he held off the advances of Ian Hobson and Ryan Wright.
The final was all about Wright however, the usual Saloon Stock Car man behind the wheel of the borrowed Ross Houston BMW for the afternoon. More often seen working in Race Control at Tullyroan meetings, Ryan quickly hit the front and managed to stave off some tough late opposition from O’Brien, Tynan and Hobson to collect the silverware in style.


The Rookie Bangers were as eventful as always, with Josh Goligher coming through to take the win in the opening heat ahead of his brother Lucas and Stephen Boyd. The brothers swapped places in heat two, Lucas this time leading home Josh with Boyd again in third.
Phillip Farrell was the man who made the break at the start of the final, the Monaghan driver racing clear into a lead he would never lose. Josh Goligher chased hard but couldn’t quite get on terms, with Boyd taking third spot.

An excellent field of Junior Productions took to the grid, with Cork’s Cole McGann the star of the show all afternoon. After a brush with the wall in practice, Cole was quickly in his stride to win heat one from Andrew Russell and Leyton Hughes. Some sterling pit work to change an engine between races saw Callum Doak astonishingly back in action for heat two, with McGann again the winner from Alfie Litter and Lauren Berry.
A further handicap on the grid for his two heat wins didn’t deter McGann in the final, and even with a mid race caution he held the star names at bay to complete a perfect hat-trick for the day. Matthew Weir, Hughes and Andrew Hawe completed the places.

A depleted field of Superstox for this out-of-season fixture saw the heat wins shared between Lee Davison and Gerard Hartley, before World Champion Craig McConnell came to the fore in the final to take the trophy ahead of Davison and Steven Haugh.

Added: 27/12/23

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