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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
Team Sour were the toast of Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, as the Dublin based outfit were crowned winners of the Kings of Krash Unlimited National Bangers team event after a tremendous scrap. They came home just four points ahead of rivals Bad Company at the end of a great night of Banger racing action. The other feature event was The Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy for 2.0 Hot Rods which fell to Portadown’s Stuart Cochrane, whilst Kilrea’s Joshua McMullan was the winner of the annual challenge between the Thunder Rods and Tipperary Raceway’s Premier Rods. Birches star Steven Haugh took a hat-trick to claim the Grand Final of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series for ProStocks, whilst there was also a hat-trick in the Ninja Karts for Portadown’s Max Hobson at the meeting sponsored by Cherry Pipes and Ray McGrath Transport..

An excellent field of Unlimited National Bangers came to trade blows in the Kings of Krash team event, with lone ranger Steven Bolton taking first blood for himself with the heat one win racing as Team TBG. Anthony McIvor took a huge hit into turn one courtesy of Stevo McGrath as there was action all around early on. McGrath came home in second for Team Sour ahead of Bad Company’s Leonard Dunn. Heat two saw yet more heavy action on turn three with Jonathan Compelli, Kieran McIvor and Jonny Murdock amongst those involved. Dunn came through for the win this time ahead of McGrath and another Team Sour racer, Adam Maxwell.

The double points final was always going to play a huge part in the overall standings, and despite the best efforts of the chasing Dunn, it was McGrath who raced home to the win to secure the overall title for Team Sour. With the overall points decided before the Destruction Derby, it turned into an excellent free for all with Paul Compelli going for a rollover on the back straight just as his brother Jonathan took a huge home straight hit from Davey O’Connor. The reds came out to rescue Paul who was thankfully unscathed, and at the restart a huge wrecking train kicked off on the home straight involving some huge hits from Stephen Boyd, Rocky McKenna, William Bingham, Darren Gaffney and Noel Anderson. Dunn avoided the carnage to take the victory, whilst Gaffney was awarded Entertainer of the Day and Jonathan Compelli took home the Best Wreck Award. Overall Team Sour A were victorious ahead of Bad Company A and Bad Company B.

The Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy, in memory of the popular former racer, was the main event for the 2.0 Hot Rods, with Gary Wilson grabbing the opening heat win over Allen Cherry with a rapid looking Stuart Cochrane in third. Heat two saw returnee Mark Madill race to a clear win in his Tigra, ahead of a battle for second which fell the way of Adam Best over Cochrane.

From pole position Cochrane was always going to be a huge favourite for the final, and he duly eased clear to take a tremendous victory. A huge battle developed for second between Wilson, Best and Cherry, and it was Best who finally secured the runner up position over Wilson and Cherry.

The local Thunder Rods were joined by a trio of stars from Tipperary Raceway’s Premier Rods for the annual challenge, with Coleraine’s Ryan Campbell taking victory in the opener over Davy Gurney and David Wilson, the latter having spent a number of laps alongside the leader. Joshua McMullan took a clear win in heat two, which was brought under caution after a huge back straight crash which eliminated a number of cars. Jason Darragh was runner up over Campbell and John Goligher.
Campbell was on pole for the challenge final, and he quickly was under pressure from James Goldie. McMullan made a bold move to hit the outside line, and he was able to superbly drag himself right around Campbell and into the lead. Goldie quickly followed suit but by now McMullan was home and dry and took the victory in some style over Goldie, Campbell and Andrew McLean.

The ProStocks were right down in numbers for the Grand Final of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series, with Steven Haugh grabbing a hat-trick of victories to claim the silverware and two race tyres from the series sponsors. Dan Shannon tried his best to get on terms with second in heat one, only to then be spun off by Haugh in the opening lap of the second race! Largey took second in that one, before Shannon again tried a late lunge on the last lap of the final, but Haugh was in control all evening and he duly completed his hat-trick over Shannon and Largey.

As always the young aces in the Ninja Karts produced some tremendous action, with Max Hobson taking the opener after passing Lauren Berry late on. Lauren was unfortunately docked two places for jumping the restart during the race, which elevated Andrew Hawe to second ahead of Rhea McConkey. Heat two saw a tangle amongst a number of karts on turn two, which closed the field up under caution. Hobson got the jump on the restart to take the win over Hawe and Odhran Monaghan.
Ben Hawe was the first to show in the final, whilst Hobson was again on a mission and the young Portadown lad swooped past to complete his faultless hat-trick for the evening. Ben Hawe impressed in second ahead of Monaghan and Andrew Hawe.
Added: 26/08/19

In our latest points update, the latest standings for National Hot Rods and Rookie Bangers are now available.

After his faultless hat-trick in the opening round at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday, Adam Heatrick has the perfect score at the top of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods ahead of Thomas Dilly and John Christie. In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship which runs throughout the calendar year, Adam Hylands continues at the top of the standings but is now just four points ahead of Derek Martin, with Glenn Bell in third spot.

In the Rookie Bangers Josh Goligher and Paul O'Connor are tied at the top of the 2018/19 DMC Race Promotions Championship which now has just one meeting remaining on September 7th, after which our qualifiers for the November World Final at Ipswich will be confirmed. Newly crowned Ulster Champion Deano McGrath lies in third position just twelve points adrift of the leading duo. It will be all to play for at Tullyroan Oval for the final round!

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.

Added: 20/08/19

The National Hot Rods raced back into World Series action at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night with some excellent racing on show all evening, and it was Portadown’s Adam Heatrick who kicked off his campaign in fine style with a hat-trick of victories in the opening round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. The Stock Rods King of Aghadowey was a closely fought event which fell to form man Derek McMillan from Kells, whilst Dublin’s Deano McGrath was victorious in the Rookie Bangers Ulster Championship. The other feature race winners at the Getty Precision Engineering sponsored event were Dungannon’s Ally Neill (Lightning Rods), Rasharkin’s Jason Darragh (Thunder Rods) and Tullyroan’s Davy McCall in the Classic Hot Rods.

Despite some regulars missing from the grid, there were still fifteen National Hot Rods on show for the opening round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. After major engine problems towards the end of the last campaign, Adam Heatrick found himself in the yellow grade and he easily took the opening win of the night over a racy looking Derek Martin who had scythed through the field from the red grade. An early yellow flag in heat two when Podge McQuaid spun gave things a different look, as the field was now bunched up behind the leading Heatrick car. Adam and recently crowned NHRPA Champion Glenn Bell then spent much of the remainder of the race side by side disputing the lead in a tremendous battle, with Heatrick just getting the nod on the line. Bell was great value in second ahead of Thomas Dilly and Jaimie McCurdy.
New for the 2019/2020 campaign are graded order starts in the finals, and that presented Heatrick with a lead early on that he wouldn’t lose as he completed a faultless hat-trick for the evening. A huge battle though was on for second, with Dilly fighting a tough rearguard action against the rest. Adam Hylands tried time and again on the tough outside line to demote Dilly, but Thomas was resolute in his defence. Derek Martin gamely tried the wide line time and again too, before Hylands produced a great move right at the death to snatch second. Heatrick was well down the road to the win by now, with Hylands, Dilly, John Christie and Bell filling the places.

Twenty two Stock Rods came under starter’s orders for their opening heat, with Derek McMillan pulling an opportune move on Curtis Greer to take the lead and the win ahead of Mick Rodgers and Robert McIlroy. Heat two saw Johny Gillespie out front early on before Shane McMillan got under him down the home straight to take victory over Marc Morrell and Micky McFall.
The final for the King of Aghadowey was another fraught and closely contested affair, with Derek McMillan edging clear early on. A huge battle for second brewed right throughout the race between Morrell, Shane McMillan, Gary Butler and Micky McFall. As Derek McMillan roared home to yet another title victory, Morell gamely held on for second ahead of McFall after a great battle amongst the pack.

The Rookie Bangers were on top form all evening, with some excellent action all around the raceway. Josh McKinstry led the opener before he hit trouble, opening the door for Limavady’s Josh Goligher to take the win over Deano McGrath. Tyler Goligher led much of the distance in heat two before Josh again avoided the carnage and blasted past on the last lap to take his second win of the night.
McKinstry led the early stages of the Ulster Championship final before the mechanical gremlins again forced him out. That opened the door for Dublin ace Deano McGrath to power through to the win over Josh Goliger and Paul O’Connor.

The opening Lightning Rods heat was arguably the race of the night, with a huge ten car scrap for the lead in the closing stages. Ronan McNally just held on to claim the win over Jordan Rochford by just 0.022 seconds in the closest of finishes, with James McKinney netting third. It was fraught in the main pack in heat two with a number of warnings and penalties handed down, but up front Ally Neill had cruised away to the win over Adam McCann and Martin O’Flaherty.
The final was once again all about Neill, as he quickly relegated McCann before building a huge lead out front. Ally took the win and the silverware to earn a rise to blue grade for the next meeting, finishing ahead of McKinney, Aaron Stewart and Tim Hazlett.

Close competitive action was the order of the day for the Thunder Rods as always, with Londonderry ace Davy Gurney racing home to the heat one win over Jerome Doherty and Jason Darragh. Heat two saw John Goligher claim the win, fighting a defensive battle to hold off the impressive George Esler and Darragh at the flag.
Two third places in the heats underlined Darragh’s pace during the evening, and he put that to good use to race home to victory in the Getty Precision Engineering sponsored final. Gurney kept him honest all the way home but just couldn’t get on terms, with Goligher, Esler and James Goldie next home.

The Classic Hot Rods rounded off the programme, with the Mk2 Escorts and Anglias rolling back the years to the early days of racing at the Aghadowey venue. Adrian Boyle was the first to show in the opener before the battling Anthony Morgan and Davy McCall raced past. McCall went on to take the victory ahead of Morgan and Boyle. Five times World Champion McCall wasted no time in hitting the front in heat two, before a caution was called for an unfortunate tangle which saw Morgan and Boyle in the turn two wall. McCall took the win over Paul Magee and Lawrence Doherty.
Magee played the hare in the final, with McCall running him down. Track promoter McCall swooped around the outside to take the win and the hat-trick for the evening ahead of Magee and Doherty.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Getty Precision Engineering Tel: 028 7964 5481
Added: 18/08/19

DMC Race Promotions are delighted to announce that Simpson Race Exhausts have renewed their sponsorship OF National Hot Rods World Series NI, which begins this Saturday evening (August 17th) at Aghadowey Oval. The feature race final winner at each round of the series will receive a cash bonus courtesy of Matt Simpson at Simpson Race Exhausts.

BTCC ace Simpson, also a former National Hot Rods European Champion, is very enthusiastic about the sponsorship package. “It’s a great pleasure to be supporting the Northern Irish series again after we have seen a significant gain in sales over the past 12 months. We as a company look forward to supporting World Series NI for another great season ahead.”

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. Last year we had a very successful series which went right down to the last race of the final round. The Northern Ireland series is arguably the most competitive of them all, with top quality drivers on show at every round. Our partnership with one of motorsport’s most recognisable companies in Simpson Race Exhausts can only help the series to develop even more.”

A number of new and returning drivers will be on show over the coming year in Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands beginning the defence of his title this Saturday evening at Aghadowey Oval.

Added: 13/08/19

After a tense, year-long battle that went right down to the last meeting, 988 Sean Mark has been confirmed as the winner of the Superstox 2019 World Championship Qualifying points. Sean just edged out reigning World Champion 914 Lee Davison at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, and he will now draw for pole position at the World Final at Lochgelly on August 31st with the Scottish and English points winners.

The final points are now available on the Superstox Points & Grades page.

Added: 12/08/19

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