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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.

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Ulster race fans and drivers enjoyed a sun bathed return to racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening after an enforced break of five months. The on track action was as hot as the weather, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands the big winner as he picked up a fine heat and final double in the opening round of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods.
Another Portadown star, Jordan Rochford, raced to victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods in only his second outing since graduating to the formula, whilst other feature race winners at the Getty Precision Engineering sponsored event were Magheralin’s Tam Agnew in the Lightning Rods, Coleraine’s Mark McLaughlin in the Thunder Rods and Rathfriland teenager Jack Morrow in the Junior Productions.

A fine field of nineteen National Hot Rods gathered for the opening round of the 2020/21 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Ahoghill’s Philip McCloy was the first to show in the opener before former British and European Champion Adam Hylands swooped past to take the win. Adam made the most of his generous blue grading, with Derek Martin and an impressive McCloy filling out the top three. McCloy and Simon Kennedy contested the top spot in heat two, before another former European and British Champion, veteran Keith Martin, sliced through to the front to win over Hylands and Kennedy.

The final under the floodlights was a superb spectacle, with McCloy again out front early on. Hylands was really on a mission in this one, quickly taking over out front to put plenty of ground between him and the pack. The action was enthralling as those starting in the star graded pack picked their way through the order, and as Hylands took the flag by a distance it was Derek Martin and Glenn Bell who claimed the podium places. Bell had earlier collected the spoils for winning the 2019/20 World Series NI, which was unfortunately brought to a premature finish due the Coronavirus suspension of racing.

The 2.0 Hot Rods saw a debut for Stock Rods ace Curtis Greer, a return to action for Gary Thompson and a finely turned out new car for Antrim’s Conor Hughes. Fellow Antrim racer Ryan McCrory was the star turn during the heats, taking the opener ahead of Drew McKeown and Thomas Dilly, and then repeating the feat in the second heat ahead of Stuart Cochrane and Jordan Rochford.

The final saw Michael Woods setting the pace out front, challenged initially by McCrory before he lost out in his quest for the hat-trick. Rochford then found a way past Woods out onto the back straight to edge clear, taking the victory over McKeown and Denver Grattan.

Tam Agnew took a clear and decisive win in the opening Lightning Rods heat ahead of James McKinney and former World title holder Gordy McKee, before Strabane driver McKinney went one better in heat two to take the win over Agnew and Martin O’Flaherty.

The Getty Engineering sponsored final was an excellent race, with early leader Dermot Tynan losing out to Agnew early on. Tam soon had McKinney on his case, with World Champion Nigel Jackson joining the fun as the star men raced towards the head of the field. Jackson hit the outside but lost out, with the top ten now all in a huge pack battling for the win. Richard Stewart had a great run around the outside late on, but Agnew held on under severe pressure to take the victory over McKinney and Stewart.

An excellent entry of almost 20 Thunder Rods took to the grid, with newcomer Sam Preston taking a flag to flag victory in heat one ahead of two more debutants in Dean Catherwood and Simon Lamont. Yet another first timer, Ryan Nixon, led much of heat two before returnee Mark McLaughlin slipped by to take the victory over Nixon and Lamont.

Catherwood and then Lamont had spells out front in the feature race, before McLaughlin used his experience to get ahead in the final stages. As Mark completed a deserved double, Preston and long distance traveller Paul Whelan completed the podium finishers at the end of a great evening’s entertainment from the budget formula.

Young Abbie McKinstry showed great promise as she led for much of the distance in the opening Junior Productions heat, before Jack Morrow swooped past to take the flag. Unfortunately for Jack he was disqualified in the final analysis in Race Control for an incident which led to the demise of star man Sam Percy earlier in the race. That handed the win to Sam McNeice over McKinstry and Aaron Ward. Heat two saw another excellent race, but again blighted by penalties. Chelsy Rainey and former Ninja Kart racer Matthew Weir had contested the lead, only for Weir to be leaned to the infield as he challenged for the lead. Rainey took the flag but was demoted two places for the incident, quite rightly handing the victory back to Weir ahead of McKinstry.

The young racers were all eager to get back racing after the lay off, and whilst they all showed plenty of promise the final did become rather messy and littered with penalties. McKinstry and then Ward had turns out front, but it was Morrow who came through for the silverware ahead of James Stewart and McNeice.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Getty Precision Engineering Tel: 028 7964 5481
Added: 09/08/20

DMC Race Promotions are delighted to announce that Simpson Race Exhausts have renewed their sponsorship of National Hot Rods World Series NI, which will get underway once the Ulster circuits return to action following the Coronavirus pandemic. The feature race final winner at each round of the series will receive a cash bonus courtesy of Matt Simpson at Simpson Race Exhausts.

Simpson, a recent star in the BTCC and also a former National Hot Rods European Champion, is very enthusiastic about the sponsorship package. “It’s amazing being part of the Northern Ireland World Series once again as our business continues to grow across all formulae. We wish everyone the best of luck this season.”

Darren Black from DMC Race Promotions was also full of praise for the deal. “We can’t thank Matt enough for his kind sponsorship of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. This is the third year of what has been a very successful partnership so far and we are looking forward to a great season ahead, having lost the second half of the 2019/20 series due to the pandemic. The Northern Ireland series is arguably the most competitive of them all, and this year should be no different with more new drivers ready to join the fold. Our partnership with one of motorsport’s most recognisable companies in Simpson Race Exhausts can only help develop the series even more.”

The DMC team are working daily to secure a return to racing, and as always Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for the National Hot Rods will be a major part of our schedule.

Added: 26/07/20

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods has been declared by the NHRPA after the seventh round (Tullyroan Oval, March 14th 2020). Congratulations to 9 Glenn Bell who becomes 2019/2020 Northern Ireland Champion, and he will receive the perpetual shield at an upcoming meeting.

Once we can return to racing, the opening National Hot Rod meeting will be Round 1 of the 2021 World Series NI.

Added: 15/07/20

The ORCi have today issued their latest update on the Coronavirus situation - 'When Can We Return To A New Normal?'.

Click on the link below to view the update.

Added: 01/07/20

ORCi promoters continue to meet regularly to keep up to date with government advice and how best we may service our competitors and eventually spectators and thank all for their patience and support as we progressively move forward 'step by step'

In line with a measured response to returning the country to a 'new norm' the ORCi continues to review government advice and policy as it unfolds and to that effect via a video conference discussion yesterday the ORCi is positively looking at how it may modify some of it's Covid 19 policies from 4th July to permit competitive racing at venues but again, strictly behind 'closed' doors and with Covid 19 policies.

In the last 10 days the ORCi reviewed it's rules with numbers of vehicles per transporter as it continually assesses the risk element and government advice to ease things for our drivers where we can safely do so.

Venues are also in consultation with their local HSE/EHO to secure their permission to move forward and within the next 10 days, the ORCi will review it's policies in advance of the first proposed 'competitive' event.

Different promotions are re opening their venues for practice / private hire at an increasing rate however it should be understood that this is where it is viable to offer such facilities, sadly not all venues will be able to operate. We are pursuing further government clarifications. However, we are moving forwards quite progressively within one month.

The ORCi and promoters are 'happy' that we are now beginning to move to a new norm setting and possibly, move forward with competitive events. We repeat that certainly as far as July is concerned there is currently no advice with regards attendance of spectators/others however therefore public attendance remains prohibited until further notice.

Once the government opens up discussion on 'mass events' then the ORCi very quickly will be working hard to return our sport to a situation where we may be able to allow attendance subject to what Government advice evolves.

In terms of Pit Areas the ORCi will continue with it's MINIMUM 2m social distance rule between transporters as 'best practice' and has operated well since early June.

All who have run practice events thus far have remarked positively on the co-operation of attendees which has made the sessions much easier to operate and we thank you for that and ongoing we request attendees to continue the 'common sense' in adherence to government advice and Covid 19 policies and risk assessments.

All advice in terms of travel to venues remains as per advice already in place.

Added: 24/06/20

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