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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
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
Young Antrim star Leyton Hughes was on top form at Aghadowey Oval’s holiday meeting on Sunday afternoon, as he landed the Ninja Karts Golden Helmet Trophy after a fantastic drive against an international entry. Leyton held off Scottish driver Rachel Kidd in a tense finish to land the spoils, with other big victories at the LJN Designs of Ballykelly sponsored meeting falling to Randalstown’s Sam McNeice in the Junior Productions, Portadown’s Mark Corry (Lightning Rods) and Dublin’s Gary Butler (Stock Rods), whilst recent Portadown newcomer Gary Fowler took a faultless hat-trick of wins in the 2.0 Hot Rods. The entertaining Caravan Destruction Derby fell to Coagh’s Dessie Dallas after an entertaining event.

Scottish trio Rachel and Dougie Kidd and Declan Dixon joined the locals for the Ninja Karts Golden Helmet, with Dougie Kidd the man to watch during the heats. He took the opener with a fine drive over his sister Rachel with Andrew Hawe in third, before Dougie then made it two from two by taking the second heat win too, this time over Hawe and Leyton Hughes.
Dougie Kidd and Hawe qualified up front for the Golden Helmet final, with Dougie setting the initial pace ahead of his sister Rachel. Antrim ace Hughes then pulled off a tremendous outside pass to take up the running, and despite the close attentions of Rachel Kidd he held on for a deserved win. Rachel came home in second in her very last Ninja Kart race having now reached the upper age limit, with Portadown’s Max Hobson taking the third placed trophy.

The coveted Young Trophy, presented annually by the Young and Hosie families, was up for grabs in the Junior Productions, with Randalstown’s Sam Percy showing the rest a clean pair of heels in the opener to take a great win over Graham Meek and Sam McNeice. Alex Milligan and then Jordan Nicholl had spells out front in the second heat, before Percy lost out as he bravely tried the outside line to grab the lead. That opened the door for Mark Crawford to take the win over Adam McFall and McNeice.
The Young Trophy final saw the impressive Percy set the initial pace before McNeice found the slightest of gaps down his inside to take up the running. Sam duly completed the rest of the distance to land the victory in some style, with Crawford and Matthew Nicholl completing the podium finishers.

For the Lightning Rods it was the second round of the A Percy Body Repairs Challenge Series, with Ronan McNally fighting a rearguard battle in the opening heat to hold off a whole posse of challengers. Ronan just got the verdict over Nigel Jackson and Jordan Rochford on the line. Heat two saw Ally Neill stretch clear out front early on, before mechanical problems forced him into retirement. He left oil on the track which made the going very tricky for a time, with Mark Corry coming out on top to take the win over Dermot Tynan and McNally.
The closed grid final saw Corry get the best getaway to open out a good lead, as the rest squabbled behind. Rochford was closing fast at the end, but Mark held it all together to take the victory and a nice voucher courtesy of the series sponsors. Rochford was a gallant runner up, with McNally coming home third after getting the best of a huge battle amongst the pack that went on for much of the race.

An excellent turnout of 2.0 Hot Rods produced three excellent races, with novice grader Gary Fowler on top form all afternoon. He calmly took the opener over Stephen Emerson and Drew McKeown, before it became a Fowler double as he raced home to the second heat win too. This time Lester McCloy took second in his best run in the formula to date, with Thomas Dilly and Denver Grattan next home.
An upgrading to yellow made little difference to Fowler in the LJN Designs final, as he quickly swooped past McCloy and Noel Tierney to take up the running. Gary raced home to take the win and complete a faultless hat-trick for the afternoon, with Dilly in second and Adam Best the top star grader in third place. The 2.0 Hot Rods were on top form all afternoon, which bodes well for the upcoming British Championship at Aghadowey at the end of the month.

Prior to the opening Stock Rods heat, the new British Champion Derek McMillan was paraded to the crowd following his big win at Ipswich last weekend. Derek also received the Racewear Design DMC Race Promotions Driver of the Month trophy for June. Recent graduate from the Junior Productions, Adam Weir from Broughshane, showed great maturity to take the opening heat win from the novice grade after a fine drive. Stuart Agnew and Gary Butler chased him home, before Adam again set the pace in heat two. The race was suspended when Samuel Murphy lost a wheel, which brought the field onto the tail of the leader for the restart. Philip Wilson found a gap down the inside of Weir to go ahead, the Larne man just holding off Butler for the win with Johny Gillespie in third.
Butler and Weir shared the front row for the final, with Dublin man Butler immediately setting the pace out front. Weir ran a creditable second for some time, before multi-champion Derek McMillan got past him to chase after the leader. Butler was totally in command though, taking the win over McMillan with 16-year-old Weir again excelling in third spot.

The holiday afternoon came to a climax with the crazy Caravan Destruction Derby. Tam Agnew and Matthew McKinstry got well and truly stuck in early on, before both went out on the Brown Trout Bend. It came down to a battle between caravan race specialist Dessie Dallas and Thomas Kilpatrick, with Kilpatrick doing his best to avoid the carnage and Dallas intent on causing some! Both went in to the stranded Agnew hard, and when they both couldn’t continue the win was awarded to Dallas for his entertaining antics.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, LJN deSigns of Ballykelly
Added: 15/07/19

In our latest points update, Ahoghill's Marc Morrell leads the way in the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship with a 15 point advantage over Derek McMillan and Micky McFall a further point adrift. Morell also leads the 2019 World Championship qualifying points chart, this time by just one point from McMillan with Victor McAfee in third. There are just two more meeting left to decide our qualifiers for the World Championship final in Lochgelly.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, the final World Championship qualifying chart has now been confirmed ahead of their gold roof showdown at Kings Lynn on August 3rd. After a year of battling Nicky Lowry takes the points win ahead of Fionn Donnelly, Josh McKinstry and Calvin Blake.

Finally, Ronan McNally lies ahead in the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods after Sunday's second round, with a slender advantage over Martin O'Flaherty, Nigel Jackson and Tim Hazlett.

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: 14/07/19

This weekend all roads lead to Foxhall Stadium as a huge contingent of DMC Race Promotions drivers and fans make the annual trek to Ipswich Spedeweekend! As usual we have a large band of drivers chasing glory on the biggest stage of them all:

National Hot Rods Word Championship
9 Glenn Bell
20 Derek Martin
54 Adam Hylands
70 Shane Murray
75 Carl Sloan
199 Jaimie McCurdy
940 Gary Woolsey
960 Mark Heatrick
962 John Christie
994 Keith Martin

2.0 Hot Rods World Championship
914 Allen Cherry
924 Mervyn Emerson
929 Conor Hughes
961 Michael Woods
966 Thomas Dilly
970 Scott Cochrane

Stock Rods British Championship
3 Micky McFall
17 Stephen McCready
23 Marc Morrell
70 Johny Gillespie
72 Jordan McCann
222 Stuart Agnew
911 Shane McMillan
917 Richard Purdy
944 Derek McMillan

Superstox European Championship
914 Lee Davison
943 Steven Haugh
988 Sean Mark

National Hot Rods Support Cars
10 Podge McQuaid
76 Adam Maxwell
342 Adam Heatrick
669 Andrew Stewart

Ninja Karts Stars of the Future
929 Leyton Hughes
981 Rhea McConkey

Unlimited National Bangers World Final Wildcard
811 Kieran McIvor

Also in action will be DMC Race Control staff member 153 Ryan Wright in the National Saloon Stock Cars as they make their return to Spedeweekend.

DMC Race Promotions would like to wish everyone a safe journey and a successful and enjoyable weekend of racing! #dmc

Added: 04/07/19

In our latest points update, the latest standings for Lightning Rods, Superstox and Ninja Karts are now online.

In the Lightning Rods, Irih Champion and current form man Nigel Jackson sits proudly at the top of the Maxwell Freight Services NI Points Championship, comfortably ahead of defending champion Jordan Rochford and Ricky Shaw. In the 2019 World Championship qualifying points chart, after a year of racing Jackaon and Rochford are tied at the top of the chart which will run right through to September ahead of the World Final at Tipperary the following month.

Jordan Robinson is the surprise name at the top of the Superstox Mk2 Escort Shells and Spares NI points Championship, six points ahead of World Champion Lee Davison in second. Sean Mark, Aaron McNeilly and Ed Davis are next up, neck and neck for third place. With just two rounds left in the World Championship Qualifying points, Davison has now reduced Mark's lead to just 16 points in the race to get a draw for pole position in the Lochgelly staged World Final.

The young stars in the Ninja Karts have been incredible this season, with defending ASC Cars NI Points Champion Max Hobson topping the chart just 6 points ahead of Rhea McConkey with Leyton Hughes in third. The stand out early season performers McConkey, Hughes and Ryan Berry find themselves in the blue grade rather than red, as grading rules dictate that a driver can only climb two grades per period.

Also updated is the ProStocks McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series points chart, which sees Steven Haugh in top spot ahead of Dylan Booth and Rab Wharry.

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: 30/06/19

Chris McArdle was the toast of Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening when he was crowned King of Aghadowey in the Superstox formula after an excellent drive. Chris also made the most of the tricky track conditions to land a heat win too. A fine summer’s evening was blighted by a monumental downpour mid-meeting, with the other winners at the TrophiesNI sponsored meeting being Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods), Antrim’s Leyton Hughes (Ninja Karts), Glenavy ace Joe Largey (ProStocks) and Limavady’s John Goligher (Back to Basics Bangers).

David Beattie was the man to watch in the opening Superstox heat, the novice grader leading all the way to take a fine win ahead of Paddy Murphy and Conor Murphy. Heat two was contested in the midst of a cloud burst, with the horrendous conditions seeing Coalisland’s Chris McArdle cope best to land a great win ahead of World Champion Lee Davison.
Aggregate points saw Davison and Aaron McNeilly share the front row for the King of Aghadowey final, on what was a drying but difficult track. The initial start was aborted with pole sitter Davison much too slow on the rolling lap, and at the second attempt he was bundled wide by McArdle’s bumper as Chris raced through to take up the running. Davison tried hard to fight back, but lost ground before spinning out of contention in a melee with the other placemen. There was action all around the circuit, but McArdle had his head down and raced clear to record a great victory. Sean Mark chased him home in second, with a fine drive from novice grader Darren Bevan netting him his best ever feature race result in third.

The Lightning Rods, as has become the norm of late, excelled all evening. Portadown’s Ronan McNally led much of the distance in heat one, but late on had Martin O’Flaherty and Mark Corry for company. O’Flaherty tried and failed on the outside line, before Corry had a go and this time made it stick with a fantastic move. Mark took the flag ahead of McNally and Irish Champion Nigel Jackson. McNally again led the way in heat two, before O’Flaherty this time got his nose ahead late on. A late red flag was called with Jordan Rochford in the home straight wall, with O’Flaherty taking the win on countback to the last completed lap. McNally, Tim Hazlett and Corry filled the places.
The conditions were very greasy for the final, and it was very ominous for the rest when slippery surface specialist Jackson drew pole in the star grade. Rochford and his team also deserve recognition for the sterling pit work which returned their heavily damaged car to the track. McNally departed the fray early on when his bonnet came adrift, handing the lead to O’Flaherty. But Jackson was on a charge, and in his trademark style he hit the wide outside line and raced clear for a tremendous win. O’Flaherty, Adam McCann and James McKinney filled the places.

Young Thomas Naismith was the latest debutant in the Ninja Karts, with the opening heat seeing the red flags out early on when Ryan Abernethy Jnr rolled onto his side on the home straight having clipped a stranded kart. Thankfully Ryan emerged unscathed, with Leyton Hughes racing home to the win ahead of Andrew Hawe and Ryan Berry. Berry and then Hughes had spells out front, but there was no stopping Max Hobson who charged through to win over Hughes and Irish Champ Lacey Bevan.
The final again saw Berry charging clear at the off, with Hughes slipping through to the lead at the half way mark. Hobson was soon up to second and bearing down on the leader, but Leyton had all under control and sliced through the backmarkers on the last lap to take a creditable victory. Hobson, Berry and Bevan completed the top finishers.

Impressive novice grader Rab Wharry led much of the opening ProStocks heat, losing out to William McFaul in the closing stages. McFaul took the flag but lost the win on a minor technical issue, handing victory to Joe Largey over European Champion Steven Haugh and British Champ Dan Shannon. Wharry again led heat two, with Largey edging clear but then he dropped out with a burst radiator. That allowed McFaul to take the flag and this time there were no scrutineering issues and he kept the win ahead of Haugh and Shannon.
The final was the second round of the McElmeel Mobility Services Supreme Series, and again Wharry led from the off on the very wet track. Largey was reeling him in all the time, slipping ahead with four to go to grab the win and the new race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors. Haugh tried his level best but just couldn’t get on terms and had to settle for second, with Shannon and Wharry next home.

As always the Back to Basics Bangers entertained the race fans, with Steven Bolton intent on creating havoc in all their races. John Goligher, Phil Davey, Nel Capper and Tyler Goligher all had spells out front in the opener, with Tyler falling foul of Bolton late on which allowed Josh Goligher through to the win. Heat two again had its fair share of action, with Tony Gillespie looking a surefire winner until he got caught up in all sorts of problems. That allowed John Goligher to grab the win at the death over Capper.
The King of Aghadowey final saw Bolton get disqualified as he stepped outside the spirit of the formula, with John Goligher taking his second win of the day over Josh Goligher and Capper.
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, TrophiesNI.com
Added: 30/06/19

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