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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
Tullyroan Oval
21/9/2019 @ 4.30pm

SEPTEMBER SPEEDWEEKEND
National Hot Rods 2019 British Championship Qualifying
Superstox 2019 British Championship
Classic Hot Rods 2019 Irish Open Championship
Ninja Karts 2019 Keir Millar Memorial Trophy
Stock Rods 2019 Tullyroan Challenge Cup

Tullyroan Oval
22/9/2019 @ 1pm

SEPTEMBER SPEEDWEEKEND
National Hot Rods 2019 British Championship & The Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy 2019
Superstox 2019 Irish Open Championship
Classic Hot Rods 2019 Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy
2.0 Hot Rods 2019 Irish Masters
Lightning Rods

Aghadowey Oval
28/9/2019 @ 6pm

WORLD CUP NIGHT
ProStocks 2019 World Cup
& Irish Open Championship
1300 Stock Cars 2019 National Championship
Lightning Rods 2019 Irish Championship
Junior Productions 2019 Irish Championship

Thunder Rods


 


 

 
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Ballinderry’s Jonny Cardwell added yet another title to his CV when he claimed victory in the Stock Rods Irish Masters at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. Jonny held sway out front ahead of a packed international field to record the win to add to his Irish Open success of earlier in the season. Another big winner was young Mark Crawford who steered his way home to the Junior Productions Irish Open Championship, whilst the other feature race winners at the JMC Mechanical & Construction Ltd backed event were Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods), Meath’s Anthony Morgan (Classic Hot Rods) and Ballymoney’s Timmy Davidson (Back to Basics Bangers).

Once again three qualifying heats were required for qualification for the Stock Rods Irish Masters, with the entry headed by newly crowned European Champion Derek McMillan. National and Irish Champion Curtis Greer took the opening heat win ahead of a tough battle for second between Gary Butler and Micky McFall. Heat two saw Jonny Cardwell the man to beat as a huge battle raged in the midfield. Cardwell took the win over Stephen McCready and England’s Max Bradburn. The third qualifier saw McMillan take a clear win over Dan Shannon and Niall McFerran.
Cardwell and leading Scottish lady racer Siobhan Martin shared the front row for the Irish Masters final, with Cardwell the first to show over McCready and Martin. It was so close lap after lap, with literally nothing between the top runners. Butler got past Martin to go third, before McCready mounted a brave late bid for the title. He dragged himself right alongside leader Cardwell on the tough outside line, but despite his best efforts he just couldn’t make it stick in the end. Cardwell crossed the line to lift the Irish Masters title, with McCready great value in second ahead of Butler and Martin.

Scottish driver Koddi Wright led the visiting entry for the Junior Productions Irish Open Championship, which saw defending champion Adam McFall take the opening heat win over Sam McNeice and Matthew Nicholl. Mark Crawford stamped his authority all over heat two with a fine victory, leading home Jack Morrow and Graham Meek at the flag.
McFall and Crawford led them away from the front row for the Irish Open final, but McFall unfortunately clashed with Meek early on which eliminated both from the proceedings. Crawford had all under control though as he completed the 20 lap distance to take the flag and the title. Behind the Ballymena driver, Jack Morrow had his best result to date in second ahead of Sam Percy, after third over the line Matthew Nicholl was disqualified for a technical infringement.

The Lightning Rods excelled all afternoon, producing three superb races. Ronan McNally led much of the distance in the opening heat until challenged by Mark Corry. Nigel Jackson, Jordan Rochford and Richard Stewart were right in the mix too over a fantastic last few laps, with Jackson using all his experience to land the win over Stewart and Martin O’Flaherty. Ally Neill was back in a Lightning Rod for his first outing in quite some time, and he led the second heat until challenged late on by O’Flaherty. Martin drew right alongside over the last few laps, but Neill held on for the win, with Corry taking third.
McNally and Neill disputed the lead in the final, with the star graders pulling themselves onto terms as the race progressed. Jackson produced a stunning outside line run to move from fifth to the lead, followed closely by a very impressive Ricky Shaw. Shaw looked marginally quicker as the laps ran out, but Jackson had enough to keep things under control and take his second win of the day. Shaw, Stewart and Rochford completed the places at the end of a great day for the formula.

It was great to see a good field of Classic Hot Rods present, with Gerry Rothwell heading Adrian Boyle in the opener. Clive Richardson squeezed past to take the win over DMC promoter Davy McCall and Anthony Morgan. Richardson and McCall were never far apart for the rest of the afternoon, Clive taking another victory in heat two over Davy after a breathtaking battle.
If the second heat was close between old Shamrock Park foes Richardson and McCall, the final was even closer as they traded paintwork time and again, but always with the utmost of respect. All the while though Morgan was inching ahead out front and he took the honours in some style, with Boyle taking second ahead of McCall who had sneaked past Richardson late on with an audacious move into turn three.

The Back to Basics Bangers are the real entry level class of oval racing, and it was local man Alan Haugh who took the first heat in his Ford Puma, having traded places with his brother Steven who had to make do with second. Alan Haugh then nearly rolled in heat two, whilst Steven was also on the end of a hefty knock on the back straight. Josh Goligher romped home to the win after another entertaining race, with Gary Simmons in second.
The final was a cracking contest, with loads of action before leader Timmy Davidson lost out to Goligher. A backmarking Steven Haugh then took Goligher out of contention, allowing Alan Haugh to hit the front. As he cruised to what looked like his second win of the day, a jammed throttle saw him crash out on the very last lap! Davidson couldn’t believe his luck as he raced past to grab the silverware.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, JMC Mechanical & Construction Ltd
Added: 18/06/19

Kells driver Derek McMillan was crowned European Stock Rod Champion at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening in torrential rain. From a top quality field of over 40 drivers, Derek qualified on pole position and led the title race from flag to flag for his second European title win. The evening was blighted by some very heavy showers for the final few races, with other feature race victories at the S McAfee & Son of Ballymena sponsored event falling to Antrim’s Stephen Emerson in the 2.0 Hot Rods, Newtownabbey’s Calvin Blake in the 1300 Stock Cars and Ballymena’s Adam Graham in the Thunder Rods.

Three qualifying heats were required for the top quality Stock Rods entry from right across the British Isles. England’s Max Bradburn was the first to show in the dry opening qualifier, and he led all the way home ahead of Derek McMillan and defending European Champion Dean O’Dell from Bedfordshire. Bradburn was unfortunately then docked two places by the Stewards for jumping a mid-race restart, handing victory to McMillan. The second qualifier saw a clear victory for Scottish lady racer Siobhan Martin, who raced home well ahead of Jordan McCann and English ace Daniel Rea. The third qualifier saw an easy flag to flag win for Cullybackey’s National & Irish Champion Curtis Greer, ahead of Jonny Cardwell and Shane McMillan.

The B Final saw a win for Surrey’s World Champion Eric Walker, before Derek McMillan wheeled his car onto pole position for the European Championship final. Greer qualified alongside on the front row, with Stevie McNiece and Martin occupying row two. The heavens literally opened just before the start, with the track totally awash as they took the green flag. Derek quickly edged clear out front ahead of firstly McNiece and then Greer. A caution period for a stranded car wiped out Derek’s advantage, and soon Greer found himself demoted by an audacious move from Shane McMillan.
The McMillan brothers now occupied the top two positions, with Martin right there in third as the rain showed no sign of abating. Another caution again saw Derek’s lead evaporate, but he calmly raced clear once again and home to his second European Championship triumph. What makes it even more notable is that the young Kells ace missed almost all of the 2018 campaign through illness, and he has certainly bounced back in style! Martin again underlined her star potential in second having squeezed past Shane McMillan late on, with Antrim’s Stephen McCready grabbing third on the line.

Gary Grattan debuted a sublime new Nova Saloon 2.0 Hot Rod, but it was Ballymoney’s Thomas Morrison who continued his excellent 2019 form with a great win in the opening qualifier for the King of Aghadowey. Thomas Dilly and Drew McKeown were next up, before Antrim’s Stephen Emerson took the heat two win over Ryan McClure and Mervyn Emerson.
Aggregate points gave S Emerson pole spot for the final, and from there he duly romped home to take the King of Aghadowey crown over McClure and Scott Cochrane after a dominant display.

The 1300 Stock Cars also had their King of Aghadowey title to contest, with former Junior Productions star Gareth Halliday taking his first ever win in the senior ranks in the opening heat as he just held off a fast charging Calvin Blake. Newtownabbey ace Blake went one better in heat two, taking the win over Josh McKinstry and Jonny Patterson.
The circuit was saturated for the final, with recent Open Scottish Championship winner Robbie Wright the first to show out front. Blake was more than equal to Robbie’s pace though, knocking him wide with the bumper before storming past to a great King of Aghadowey win. Wright and McKinstry filled out the places.

As usual these days the Thunder Rods were well subscribed indeed, and it was debutant Adam Graham from Ballymena who took a splendid opening heat win after leading from flag to flag. As the rest battled behind, Johnny Pollock and Gavin Gamble came through for second and third. Londonderry driver Pollock then went one better in the second heat, this time taking the flag over Steven Elder and returnee William Donnell.
The Thunder Rods also had to cope with a sodden track come feature race time, and it was wet weather specialist Elder who pushed clear early on in horrendous conditions. Just as it looked cut and dried, Steven sensationally lost a wheel into turn one, bringing out the caution flags and closing the field right up for the restart. Graham was the man holding the trump card now, and he duly completed the remaining laps to mark a dream debut with a heat and final double. Donnell and Gamble completed the top three after another excellent outing from the budget racers.
Added: 17/06/19

Spedeworth Motorsports would like to clarify the rules changes for Superstox ready for the 2020 season.

The rear suspension will stay to the current 2019 rules. No change.

Shock absorbers. Three shock absorbers on the car will be controlled shock absorbers supplied by Spedeworth Fabrications 2015 Ltd. These must be used on the inside front which is the centre green side and the two rear shockers. The only change to the shockers will be that you can put an extension top mount upon it because some cars are running short and others are running long. After talking to lots of drivers about this I have come up with the decision to leave white and yellow grade drivers on the shocker rule as per 2019 but if any drivers upgrades to blue grade or higher they must change their shockers before they are permitted to race and if they do not race they will not be dropped back down the grades to yellow or white. This is going to be for one year only and then all cars will be on the same shockers.

This announcement is to give everyone an idea of what is happening with the future of Superstox and at this point in time I cannot see any other rule changes coming in for the Superstox class in the foreseeable future unless I feel people are trying to twist the rules.

Deane Wood

Added: 14/06/19

A number of points charts have been updated this week and are now available to view online.

Most notably, Adam Hylands has been confiemd as the winner of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods, and is therefore crowned Northern Ireland Champion. Adam headed Glenn Bell and John Christie in the final standings. In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship Hylands has moved ahead to lead the way over Derek Martin and Glenn Bell.

After our successful Shamwreck meeting for the National Bangers, Leonard Dunn sits proudly on top of the DMC Points Championship table ahead of Rodney Herron and Karl Smyth. The NI Accident Services DMC National bangers Entertainers League now sees Herron deservedly in first place.

Congratualtion to Antrim's Conor Hughes who finished on top of the World Championship qualifying points chart for the 2.0 Hot Rods after a fine debut season. Conor will lead our drivers into battle at Ipswich next month, and he finished ahead of Allen Cherry and Gary Wilson.

A number of our mini-series charts have also beeen updated, with Mark Crawford ahead in the Junior Productions Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, Paddy Murphy leads the Superstox NIOvalTV Series, Calvin Blake has a perfect score after an opening round hat-trick in the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series for 1300 Stock Cars, whilst Marc Morrell leads the Stock Rods Butler Motorsport Challenge Series.

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: 05/06/19

An exciting afternoon of top championship action was enjoyed by an excellent crowd at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday afternoon. Surrey based Joey Reynolds was the toast of the Unlimited National Bangers as he took a fine heat and final double to claim victory in the coveted Shamwreck 2019, whilst in the National Hot Rods the year-long Northern Ireland Championship title went right to the wire in the final race, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands scooping the honours. The other victors at the Cherry pipes sponsored event were Conor Murphy in the Superstox, Mark Crawford in the Junior Productions and Jonny Patterson in the 1300 Stock Cars.

Seanie Bell led the field off in the opening National Bangers heat, before losing out to English visitor Joey Reynolds. There was an early stoppage after welcome Dutch visitor Dennis Vorkink found himself upside down on the back straight. Bell took some heavy hits on the restart, as Reynolds raced home to the win over former World Champion Steven Bolton and Irish Champion Leonard Dunn.

The top finishers in the heat started the Shamwreck 2019 final from the front of the grid, and Reynolds quickly made his escape out front. Bolton was giving it everything in his bid to get on terms, and his chance looked like it had come when a late red flag was called for a loose wheel on the raceway. Reynolds executed the perfect restart however, edging clear to take the Shamwreck title is style ahead of Bolton and Dunn.

The Allcomers race saw Bolton ahead until Reynolds took over out front once again, but he cruelly hit mechanical trouble and retired. Dunn came through to take the victory over Bolton after a bruising encounter throughout the field. The afternoon finished with the James ‘The Cat’ Smith Memorial Destruction Derby, with some huge hits going in around the circuit to whittle down the field. Stephen Boyd had a huge crash on the home straight, before it boiled down to just Stevo McGrath and Ryan Patton for the win. They played cat and mouse for some time, but it ended up in a tie when a head on between the two saw both unable to continue. At the end of a fantastic afternoon’s Banger racing, Vorkink took the Entertainer of the Day award back to Holland, Boyd claimed Best Wreck whilst the Best Presented Car was won by Adam Maxwell.

John Christie, Glenn Bell and Adam Hylands all had a chance of victory in the National Hot Rods Northern Ireland Championship as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI reached its final round. Adam Heatrick easily took the win in the opening heat ahead of Jaimie McCurdy, but whilst Christie beat Bell in their battle for eighth it was Hylands who came right into title contention with a great outside drive to third. Christie’s hopes then evaporated in heat two when he hit serious engine trouble, allowing Gary Woolsey to claim a fine win with title challengers Bell and Hylands next up.
Unfortunately series leader Christie was missing from what would have been pole position for the final, leaving Hylands and Bell to share the front row in what was basically a ‘winner takes all’ scenario. Hylands made the perfect start to hit the front, and despite Bell keeping him honest all the way home it was Adam who took the chequered flag to successfully defend his NI title. Behind Bell, Derek Martin, McCurdy and Woolsey completed the top finishers.

Welcome Scottish visitor Chris Cuthbert joined the local Superstox for the first round of the NIOvalTV Series, with class debuts for Steven Haugh and Michael Logan and lovely new cars on show for Geoffrey Moffett and Darren Bevan. Novice grader Paddy Murphy took a polished flag to flag win in heat one ahead of Jordan Robinson and Conor Murphy, after runner up on the road Aaron McNeilly was docked two places for jumping the start. McNeilly made amends in heat two, steering his RCE machine to the win this time over Paddy Murphy and World Champion Lee Davison.
Paddy Murphy again led the final away, leading until well after half way before the bumper of McNeilly moved him aside. Conor Murphy was charging forward too, leaving a grandstand finish on the cards. Conor went in hard on McNeilly into the final bend, spinning Aaron out but hampering his own progress too. That allowed his brother Paddy back alongside, the two having a drag race to the line! Conor just got the verdict by the narrowest of margins, with Paddy a gallant runner up ahead of Davison and Robinson.

The young stars in the Junior Productions were competing in the opening round of the Collision Accident Management Young Guns Series, with Mark Crawford the opening heat winner over Irish Champion Adam McFall and Sam Percy, after Sam McNeice was docked from second place. McNeice made amends in style by winning heat two ahead of Crawford and Percy, after a whole raft of penalties were handed down for jump starts and contact.
The final saw Crawford quickly assume control, leading all the way home to the flag to collect the trophy and a generous voucher from the series sponsors. McNeice kept him honest all the way, ahead of Meek and McFall.

An action packed opener for the 1300 Stock Cars saw Jamie McCann almost roll and Adrian McKinstry fenced hard. Jonny Patterson had pulled out quite a lead before a caution was called late on when Willie Stewart lost a wheel, and on the resumption Calvin Blake bumpered Patterson wide on the final turn to take a last gasp victory. Patterson and Nicky Lowry filled the places. Lurgan’s Patterson made no mistake in heat two, leading all the way to take the win over Blake and McCann.

Patterson then repeated the dose in the feature race final, leading from flag to flag to collect the Cherry Pipes sponsored silverware and earn himself an upgrade for the next meeting. McCann, Blake, Lowry and Stewart filled out the top five.
Added: 03/06/19

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