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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
26/12/2019 @ 2pm

Caravan Destruction Derby
u1800 Back To Basics Bangers Festive Challenge
Ninja Karts 2019 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Stock Rods
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
29/12/2019 @ 2pm

Big Van Bangers Van-dalism 2019
Rookie Bangers Festive Challenge

Lightning Rods
2.0 Hot Rods
Junior Productions



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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

A fantastic night’s entertainment was served up by the drivers at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, with Aughnacloy’s Kyle Beattie taking victory in the feature event, The Moffett Shield for Superstox. Kyle held off a record domestic field of nineteen cars to land the win, whilst fellow Aughnacloy man Adam Best raced to victory in the second round of the 2.0 Hot Rods Hoosier Challenge Series. A controversial Junior Productions final saw Portadown’s James Stewart declared the winner of the second round of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, whilst Glenavy’s Dan Shannon was the ProStocks winner and Limavady’s Josh Goligher took the Back to Basics Bangers honours at the Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm sponsored meeting.

A record nineteen Superstox gathered to contest the annual Moffett Shield, with David Beattie the first to show in the opening heat on a slippery track. Sean Mark was making excellent progress from the rear of the line up, and he swooped to the lead with five laps to go to take the win over Kyle Beattie and Stephen Stewart. World Champion Lee Davison found the wall on the last bend but still grabbed fourth, but the damage he obtained would rule him out for the remainder of the evening which handed victory in the season long World Championship qualifying points race to Mark. Heat two was very lively too with plenty of blows exchanged between the frontrunners. David Beattie led early on once again before losing out to Keith McAreavey, but this time Kyle Beattie pounced with four to go to take the win over Stewart and Jordan Robinson.
David Beattie again was the first to show in the Moffett Shield final until he hit trouble and retired on lap eight. Greg Hyndman took over up front but he soon had a posse of star names on his tail. Jordan Robinson briefly went ahead before he ran into issues, handing the lead to Kyle Beattie who raced home to his second win of the night to land the magnificent Moffett Shield. Stewart and Aaron McNeilly completed the podium whilst Hyndman received the best white/ yellow grade driver award. The night was completed by an entertaining Dash for Cash from a closed grid, and after plenty of swapping of the lead position it was Conor Murphy who took the win.

The 2.0 Hot Rods had an impressive field on track once again for round two of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Challenge Series, including formula debuts for former F2 star Ryan McCrory and former Stock Rod racer Johnny McCloy. Gary Fowler led from the off in the opening heat, but as the laps dwindled down he became embroiled in a huge six car battle for the lead. Gary just managed to hang on for the win ahead of Davy Potter and Denver Grattan in a superb finish. Jonny McMillan was the man on a mission in the second heat, as he led all the way home to record a morale boosting win. Star man Adam Best was making huge strides towards the front, but he had to be content with second ahead of Ryan McClure and Allen Cherry.
The final was lined up on aggregate point from the heats, with Best blasting clear immediately from pole position. McClure and Conor Hughes were running second and third respectively, but many eyes were on former British Champion Stuart Cochrane who was making huge progress. Stuart worked his way through to second and began to reel in leader Best, arriving right on his tail as Adam got caught up with battling backmarkers. Best held his nerve superbly to take the win and the new race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors, with Cochrane unfortunately docked from second to fourth for contact early in the race. That elevated McClure and Hughes to the podium places.

The Junior Productions saw debuts for Shane O’Connor and the superbly presented new car of Rhianna Murray as they contested round two of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series. Jack Morrow relieved early pacesetter Daniel Stewart of the lead in the opening heat, Jack racing home to the win over Graham Meek and Jordan Nicholl. Heat two saw a great drive by Irish Open Champion Mark Crawford, as he raced past Nicholl and Morrow to take the win over Matthew Nicholl and Morrow.
Morrow and Meek shared the front row for the final on aggregate points, as the young stars set up for what was an explosive and controversial feature race. There was a lot of contact amongst the front runners early on as the lead changed hands a number of times, which led to a lenghthy Stewards Enquiry after the chequered flag. Ultimately the first four cars over the line - Crawford, Meek, Nicholl and Morrow – were all docked places in the final analysis, handing the victory, and the race shop voucher from the sponsors, to James Stewart ahead of Sam Percy.

Jonny Peoples set the pace in the opening ProStocks heat, but he lost out to a flying Steven Haugh who took the win over Sam Stewart and Dylan Booth. Heat two saw Peoples and Stewart have spells out front before Haugh again stormed through to victory over British Champion Dan Shannon. Haugh and Joe Largey got themselves involved early in the final, and that was all the invitation Shannon needed to stretch clear to take the silverware over Stewart and the recovering Haugh.

The Back to Basics Bangers completed the programme, with the heats shared between Tyler Goligher and former ProStocks ace Stefan McClelland. Come the final though it was all about Josh Goligher, as he raced home to victory over McClelland and Rodney Herron.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm
Added: 11/08/19

In our latest points update, Nicky Lowry continues to lead the Autoweld NI Points Championship for the 1300 Stock Cars, now just 24 points ahead of Calvin Blake.

In the Thunder Rods, James Goldie sits on top of the N Purdy & Sons NI Points Championship ahead of Gareth McCrory and Joshua McMullan.

The Stock Rods have now reached the end of the year long World Championship qualifying battle, with British and European Champion Derek McMillan taking the series win by just one point from Marc Morrell. This chart will confirm our eight qualifiers for the World Final at Lochgelly on August 31st. It is also pleasing to note that an amazing 44 drivers scored points during the year from last season's World Championship.

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: 31/07/19

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