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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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Allen Cherry took his second final win of the month in the 2.0 Hot Rods at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday 26th of May in a meeting sponsored by Dungannon Hot Tub Hire. Long-time racer Davy Potter took a lights to flag win in a twenty one car incident packed opening heat for the two litres, fending off a race long challenge from Scott Cochrane who was attempting to go around the GT Gas Works backed Nova, with Mervyn Emerson poised in third should a gap appear on the inside. The second heat was a reverse of the opening heat and it seen Antrim’s Stephen Emerson repeat Potter’s feat of taking a lights to flag win. The early exchanges in the race were the battle for second with Allen Cherry passing Gary Wilson and Denver Grattan to move from fourth to second early on, but he was unable to do anything about Emerson had to settle for second with Grattan third.
The results from the heats had put Cherry on pole for the closed grid final where he’d be joined on the front row by Mervyn Emerson with Stephen Emerson and Conor Hughes filling the second row and Scott Cochrane was joined on row three by Denver Grattan.
At the drop of the flag Cherry was off into the lead while Mervyn Emerson didn’t get the best of starts which had allowed both Stephen Emerson and Hughes through into second and third with Mervyn Emerson slotting into fourth. From the early stages the lead pair pulled away with Emerson keeping Cherry honest, but it looked like it would take a mistake from Cherry for Emerson to take the win. Cherry took the final victory, his second in a row at the track he lives just down the road from, Stephen Emerson was runner up with Hughes third.
Like the 2 Litre Hot Rods, the Ninja Karts were racing for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup, the class took a bit of a slump in numbers in 2018 but are on the up again this season and there was no fewer than nine white grade drivers on the grid for the opening heat. It was an evening that was to be dominated by one of those white grade drivers in the shape of young Portadown racer Rhea McConkey. In the opening heat Rhea McConkey started on the front of white grade and took the early lead but dropped back to second briefly in the middle of the race when Odhran Monaghan hit the front for a few laps before spinning out, once she was back in front McConkey went unchallenged and took a comfortable win navigating back marking traffic in the closing stages Max Hobson came second with Lacey Bevan third. In the second heat McConkey came from the back of the white graders but was soon up to second and chasing down early race leader Ryan Berry. A mid race caution period help close the gap between leader Berry and second place McConkey, but it also closed the gap between the higher grade drivers and them. The restart led to a four car scrap for the lead with Berry leading, Monaghan moving up to second, McConkey third and coming under pressure from Hobson who’d come through the field to fourth. As they caught backmarker, Jacob Ferguson, Rhea McConkey seized the opportunity to go around the lead pair and the backmarker with a few laps to go and from there took her second win of the day, again followed home by Max Hobson.
The grid for the final was determined by the points from the heats and having finished first and second in both heats it was McConkey and Hobson who shared the front row. Without the disadvantage of the half lap grading handicap that Hobson had been starting behind McConkey in the heats most people would have had their money on him driving off into the distance, but McConkey’s performances in the heats were definitely punching above the weight of a white grader. It was no surprise when the green flag dropped that Hobson made the better start and led the field into turn one with McConkey and Monaghan giving chase, but Hobson didn’t drive into the distance and McConkey kept him firmly in her sights, there wasn’t much movement in the top three with them looking fairly equal up until a mid race stoppage for a stopped kart. On the restart Hobson led them off but this time it looked like McConkey was a fraction faster and lap after lap she just seemed to carry a bit more momentum and slowly chipped away at Hobson’s lead and starting to look for a run on the outside to challenge for the lead. Then, with two laps to go, just as she’d done in heat two, McConkey seized an opportunity as the leaders came through traffic and just got a slightly cleaner run through the traffic to take the lead, from then she stuck with the slightly wider line she’d run the entire race and Hobson looked like he’d have a run and a gap on the inside but was just unable to get his nose in and it was McConkey who took her third win of the day and the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Hobson had to settle for second with Monaghan third.

The Stock Rods raced for the opening round of the Butler Motorsport Challenge Series, with two graded started and a closed grid final. Coleraine’s Del McLaughlin made the most of his white grade by taking the lead from the off in the opening heat and maintaining the lead to take a comfortable win, leading home Marc Morrell and Samuel Montgomery who completed the top three. It looked like the second heat was going to be a repeat of the first with McLaughlin leading from early on, but this time he came under pressure from Jordan McCann and in the closing stages McCann was able to make a pass and went on to take the win with McLaughlin finishing second and Jonny Gillispie third. With the highest points scorer to pole in the final it was Del McLaughlin and Marc Morrell who shared the front row with Gillispie and Montgomery on row two with the third row occupied by McCann and Jonny Cardwell. At the drop of the flag it was McLaughlin who got away in the lead with Morrell slotting in behind and Gillispie taking up third with a bit of breathing space to McCann who had been hampered in a door to door battle with Montgomery for fourth early on. Within a few laps Morrell had found his way through on the inside to take the lead, a lead which he wouldn’t relinquish and the former World Champion would go on to take the win. McLaughin meanwhile fell down the order and it was Gillispie who took second, McCann third, Cardwell fourth and Curtis Greer the first star grade driver home in fifth.
Following on from winning the Southern Irish Championship the previous weekend at Tipperary Jordan Rochford took an opening heat win in the Lightning Rods where he was followed home by Adam McCann and Nigel Jackson. There was early drama in the second heat when Aaron Brunton spun on turn four and was collected by Ricky Shaw, with Brunton unable to get his car out of harms way there was an early stoppage. Ronan McNally led the pack on the restart fending off challenges for the lead from McCann and Martin O’Flaherty before Mark Corry moved through into second and then was able to make the pass on the outside to take the lead. Once out on front Corry was able to build up a lead and take the win.
Like heat two there was early drama in the final when Tommy McCrory got pushed onto the grass on the back straight and found himself a passenger as the car slid back out onto the track the middle of a pack of cars, collecting Richard Stewart who in turn collected Jordan Rochford and Aaron Stewart and also slowed up those behind as they took avoiding action. At the front it was McNally who had a bit of a lead over McCann, O’Flaherty, Brunton and Dermot Tynan who were scrapping for second. As the laps ticked down Corry made his way through the lower graders with Tim Hazlett and Ricky Shaw in hot pursuit, with the trio eventually hitting the front. With Corry in the lead he succumbed to pressure from Hazlett and made a mistake that let the Randalstown driver down the inside to take the lead with just a few laps remaining, giving Hazlett his second final win at Tullyroan of the month. Shaw was also able to capitalize, taking second place with Corry ending up third.
The 1300 Stock Cars made their first appearance of the season at Tullyroan, racing for the opening round of the Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series. Their three races shared a similar theme with Jonny Patterson leading them away from the white grade before Belfast’s Calvin Blake came through to take the lead and subsequently the win. Patterson was runner up in the opening heat with Nicky Lowry runner up in heat two and the final.
Added: 26/05/2019

The latest points charts are now available online for National Hot Rods and 1300 Stock Cars.

In the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods 13 of the 14 rounds are now complete, and each drivers worst 2 scores have been removed as per the rules. Therefore John Christie leads the chase to be crowned Northern Ireland Champion, with a 15 point lead over Glenn Bell. Defending champion Adam Hylands now lies third after his problems at round 13, six points adrift of Bell. The focus will now be on the final round shootout at Tullyroan Oval on Sunday June 2nd.

In the 2019 Cirrus Plastics DMC Championship, Derek Martin's fine start to 2019 sees him on top of the points, ahead of Hylands and Keith Martin.

In the 1300 Stock Cars, Nicky Lowry is into the early lead in the Autoweld NI Points Championship ahead of Fionn Donnelly and Josh McKinstry. The 2019 World Championship qualifying sees McKinstry ahead over Lowry and Donnelly.

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: 20/05/19

Dungannon’s Derek Martin was on top form at Aghadowey Oval on Friday evening, taking a polished heat and final double in Round 13 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. It was a night of doubles, with the McKnight Motors of Coagh sponsored meetings also seeing braces of wins for Cookstown’s Brian Cherry in the 2.0 Hot Rods, Loughgall’s Jordan McCann in the Stock Rods and Bushmills’ Dylan Booth in the Thunder Rods. The race fans also enjoyed a breathtaking display during the meeting from the Wild Geese Skydive Team.

The stakes were high as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for the National Hot Rods reached the penultimate round, with the drama commencing during practice as series favourite Adam Hylands suffered terminal engine issues which ended his night. Kenny McCann and Adam Heatrick had spells out front in the opening heat, before Broughshane’s Jaimie McCurdy powered through to take the win over Keith Martin and Derek Martin. McCurdy and Gary Woolsey had a tough scrap for the premier spot in heat two, before Derek Martin arrived on the scene to swoop past to a thrilling win over Woolsey and Keith Martin.
McCurdy had a great launch off the line in the final from the outside of the front row, but polesitter Derek Martin held firm to hold him off into turn one. Derek then got his head down and pulled clear out front, reeling off the laps to take a well deserved victory. He even survived a mid race caution period but pulled clear once again, taking the flag over his uncle Keith. Glenn Bell had a thrilling finish on the outside line to snatch third on the road, but he lost out to a penalty for jumping the restart. That handed John Christie third spot which vaults him to the lead of the World Series points chart.

Another healthy showing of 2.0 Hot Rods produced some exciting action, with 16 year old Drew McKeown withstanding some huge pressure from behind to take the opening heat victory. Ryan McClure, Stephen Emerson and Adam Best chased him over the line in a blanket finish. Dean McFarland led heat two before losing out to Brian Cherry, with Dean then rashly turned aside by McClure which earned him a disqualification. Cherry raced home for a great win ahead of Thomas Dilly and McKeown.
The final was another Cherry benefit, as Brian really got his 2019 season up and running by taking a commanding win which elevates him up the gradings for the next meeting. McKeown once again impressed in second ahead of Conor Hughes and Emerson.

The huge entries in the Stock Rods continued, with 26 cars producing wheel to wheel racing all evening. Del McLaughlin led the opener away and stayed out front until challenged by Philip Wilson. Wilson eventually managed to get past and make the move stick, taking the flag ahead of Jordan McCann and Johnny Gillespie. Heat two was another toughly fought encounter at the head of the field, with Johnny McCloy this time taking a very impressive win over McCann and Gary Butler.
Former ProStocks star McCann quickly went ahead in the final from pole position, with Butler soon moving through to track his every move. There was drama late on as they encountered some awkward backmarking traffic, with McCann getting himself involved with Stuart Agnew. Jordan reeled off the remaining laps to take the win over Butler and former World Champion Marc Morrell, even surviving a post race investigation into his altercation with the backmarkers.

Completing the programme were the Thunder Rods, which saw Dylan Booth race to a fine heat one win over Andy McLeister and Jerome Doherty, with David Gurney posing a late threat on the outside line. Heat two saw probably the easiest win of the evening, this time for Steven Elder who coasted home ahead of Booth and Josh Goligher.
The final opened in controversial fashion, with Gareth McCrory getting spun off which earned Gurney a disqualification. Booth was the man in the box seat once again in this one, and he used all his experience to hold off a determined challenge from McLeister to take the win. Behind the leading duo, Doherty and Elder filled the next places over the line.
Added: 19/05/19

In our latest points update there are the latest standings for Junior Productions, Rookie Bangers, National Hot Rods and Lightning Rods.

In the A McKeown & Son NI Points Championship for Junior Productions, Graham Meek sits proudly on top of the standings having won three of the four finals so far this season. Adam McFall lies second ahead of James Stewart and Sam McNeice.

In the Rookie Bangers DMC Championship, Deano McGrath continues out front in the standings ahead of Paul O'Connor in the quest to qualify for the World Final later in the year at Ipswich.

In the Cirrus Plastics DMC Race Promotions Championship for National Hot Rods, Adam Hylands had stretched ahead of Derek Martin and Glenn Bell after his fine start to the season. World Series NI points to follow.

Our final chart updated this week is in the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods, where opening round winner Tim Hazlett tops the standings ahead of Martin O'Flaherty and Nigel Jackson.

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: 13/05/19

Portadown National Hot Rods star Adam Hylands was on top form once again at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening, taking his third feature race win in as many meetings at the circuit in Round 12 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. There were six formulas in action at the DRS Steelbuildings sponsored meeting, with World Champion Lee Davison from Portadown landing the win in the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for Superstox ahead of Scottish visitor Bryan Forrest. Graham Meek took the Junior Productions Tullyroan Challenge Cup win, whilst Randalstown’s Tim Hazlett was victorious in the opening round of the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series for Lightning Rods. The other feature race wins went the way of young Antrim star Leyton Hughes in the Ninja Karts and Dublin’s Paul O’Connor in the Rookie Bangers.

Round 12 of 14 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods saw an excellent entry of 18 cars, with Kenny McCann the first to show in heat one. He lost out to the battling duo of Podge McQuaid and Keith Martin, with star man Adam Hylands chasing them hard. McQuaid hung on to take a morale boosting victory over the impressive Hylands who was showing great pace on the outside line. Heat two saw Ian McReynolds spend many laps out front, before losing out to a sublime outside pass from John Christie. Glenn Bell and Hylands filled the major places.
Having qualified on pole position it was hard to see past Hylands in the final, and he duly pressed ahead right from the off. Bell and Christie kept him honest all the way home, but Adam reeled off yet another final win at his home circuit, his third in as many meetings at Tullyroan this term. Bell, Christie, Keith Martin and Derek Martin filled the places.

The local Superstox drivers were joined by welcome Scottish visitor Bryan Forrest for the Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Ballymena driver Colin Hamill was first to show in heat one in his beautifully turned out machine, Colin leading until challenged by Aaron McNeilly in the closing stages. Aaron went ahead on the final lap only for Hamill to get back inside him exiting the final turn. Colin spun the McNeilly car, but only succeeded in pushing him sideways across the line in a stunning finish! McNeilly took the honours ahead of Hamill and recent form man Jordan Robinson. Paddy Murphy went ahead early on in heat two, before losing out to David Beattie before a caution period when Stephen Stewart found himself stranded and facing the oncoming traffic on the back straight. Beattie led on the restart but hit mechanical woes late on, handing the lead back to Murphy. Paddy withstood a last bend hit from Robinson to take the victory in another great finish, with Forrest sneaking second on the line.
The closed grid start to the Tullyroan Challenge Cup was explosive, with Conor Murphy and Keith McAreavey finding the wall on the Tullyroan Bend. Robinson settled into the lead, with World Champion Lee Davison bearing down on him, tracked by Forrest. Davison made his move with four laps to go, nudging past the leader with Forrest quickly following suit. Bryan just couldn’t get close enough for a last bend lunge, leaving Davison to take a deserved win over Forrest and Sean Mark.

Tim Hazlett quickly established himself out front in the opening Lightning Rods heat, utilising his drop to the blue grade to take a comfortable win over Mark Corry and Nigel Jackson, the latter having had a great run on the outside line. Heat two saw a polished flag to flag win for Ronan McNally, with Martin O’Flaherty and Ricky Shaw next up after Hazlett was docked from third by the race stewards.
Despite his penalty, Hazlett had still qualified on pole position for the Round 1 Final of the A Percy Auto Body Repairs Challenge Series. Jackson made light work of O’Flaherty to go second, and he then chased hard after leader Hazlett. It was Hazlett’s race though, and he powered home to collect the silverware and a nice voucher courtesy of the series sponsors. Jackson was good value in second, with Shaw third after a great drive on the outside of O’Flaherty.

There was a welcome debut for Chelsy Rainey in the Junior Productions as they raced for their Tullyroan Challenge Cup. Irish Champion Adam McFall and Mark Crawford disputed the early lead, which ended in tears when McFall was spun out which later earned Crawford a disqualification. That opened the door for Matthew Nicholl to take the win over James Stewart and Points Champion Sam McNeice. Heat two was another fraught encounter with Stewart this time on the end of a disqualification, as Graham Meek took a clear win over McNeice and Jack Morrow.
Nicholl led the Tullyroan Challenge Cup final away, with Meek immediately on his case at the head of the field. Meek tested Nicholl’s nerve as he swarmed all over his rear end, finally finding a way past with five to go. As Meek pulled clear to the victory, Nicholl was unfortunately railroaded out of contention. McFall came through for a commendable second after qualifying down the grid, with Morrow and Stewart next home.

Leyton Hughes and Rhea McConkey disputed the lead in the opening Ninja Karts heat, which saw the great sight of no less than nine novice graders on the grid. A huge gaggle of backmarkers lay ahead of the leaders on the final lap, and as Hughes and McConkey went to the outside star grader Max Hobson found a way through on the inside line to snatch a very commendable win over Hughes and Odhran Monaghan. Heat two saw Monaghan lead before losing out to the flying Hughes, Leyton then powering home to the victory over McConkey and Monaghan.

Hughes and Monaghan again disputed the lead in the feature race final, with the pair having a right old scrap which allowed Hobson to join their battle in the closing stages. Hughes just held on for a fantastic win, which earns him a rise up the gradings for the next meeting. Hobson came home second ahead of Monaghan, McConkey and Lacey Bevan.

The Rookie Bangers completed the packed race schedule, again producing some excellent action all around the circuit. A great battle developed in the opener between Josh McKinstry, Josh Goligher and Deano McGrath, which fell the way of Goligher when the flag dropped. McGrath took the honours in a bruising heat two, before fellow Dubliner Paul O’Connor raced clear to take the honours in the final. Thomas Megarry and Philip Farrell completed the podium places.
Added: 12/05/19

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