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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
18/8/2018 @ 4.30pm

Speedweekend Special
Stock Rods 2018 British Championship
ProStocks 2018 British Championship
National Hot Rods 2019 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 3
Junior Productions 2018 Irish Open Championship

plus 1300 Stock Cars

Tullyroan Oval
19/8/2018 @ 1pm

Speedweekend Special
ProStocks 2018 Irish Open Championship
Ninja Karts 2018 Keir Millar Memorial Trophy
Stock Rods 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Superstox 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup

also 2.0 Hot Rods

Tullyroan Oval
25/8/2018 @ 6.30pm

2.0 Hot Rods 'The Lee Cherry Memorial Trophy 2018'
1300 Stock Cars Ryan Wright Signs Iron Man Series Grand Final

plus Lightning Rods, Junior Productions & Thunder Rods/Tipperary Premier Rods


 

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The spectacular Caravan Destruction Derby was the highlight of the Boxing Day meeting at Aghadowey Oval, which saw a big crowd brave the elements for an afternoon of festive racing. Coagh supremo Dessie Dallas once again mastered the Caravan DD to take the victory, with Kells ace Derek McMillan coming out on top in the competitive Stock Rods division. The other feature race wins at the Autoworx of Ballymoney sponsored meeting fell to Norman Purdy (Thunder Rods), Matthew Weir (Ninja Karts), Aaron Ward (Junior Productions) and William Donnell (ProStocks).

A healthy field of 10 cars and caravans took to the grid to battle it out for the annual Boxing Day Caravan Derby, with former National Hot Rod World Champion Adam Maxwell and Saloon Stock Car star Kieran McIvor amongst the ranks. The star duo quickly got stuck in, with Kieran actually getting up and inside Adam's caravan at one stage before eventually breaking free. The carnage around the track was colossal, and it boiled down to a three way fight between Dessie Dallas, Ken Boyd and Jamie Tannahill. Dallas landed the telling blows to continue his winning streak in the derbies, with Boyd and Tannahill losing out late on.


Vital World Championship qualifying points were on offer for the Stock Rods, and it was current World Champion Marc Morrell who produced an outstanding drive to land the opening heat win over Derek McMillan and Irish Champion Victor McAfee. Heat two was controversial to say the least, as the lead trio of Derek McMillan, Morrell and Shane McMillan got involved in a heated battle during which all three overstepped the boundaries. They were all penalised to some extent at the conclusion, which elevated Ed Davis to the victory. The final saw another excellent battle, thankfully much more sportsmanlike this time, from which Derek McMillan charged home to record an excellent success over his brother Shane and Morrell at the end of a toughly fought afternoon for the formula.

Ballybogey's Norman Purdy was the star turn in the Thunder Rods, as he grabbed a brace of wins including the final. He was in fact first over the line in all three races, only to fall foul of the stewards and get docked for contact in the second heat. David Baird chased Purdy over the line in the opener, before again having to settle for second when Samuel Montgomery inherited the heat two win after Purdy's penalty. Baird again took runner up slot in the final after leading much of the distance, but he was unable to stave off the advances of Purdy who nipped ahead in the closing stages to grab the silverware.

The Ninja Karts also entertained with three excellent races, with both heats falling the way of the eye catching Max Hobson. Daniel Stewart and Lauren Berry chased Max home in the first heat, before Lacey Bevan and Rhea McConkey filled out the top three in heat two. Heat two also saw a monumental rollover for Curtis McConkey on turn four, from which he fortunately escaped unhurt. Some sterling pit work even saw Curtis return for the feature final, which was blown wide open when favourute Hobson went out after tangling with Bevan whilst contesting the lead. Matthew Weir nipped ahead and drove the race of his life to take his first ever final victory in some style, ahead of a splendid effort from Curtis McConkey and Ryan Berry.

The ProStocks and Junior Productions were both down in numbers for this off-season outing. Irish Champion Dan Shannon battled to two heat wins in the ProStocks before being despatched in the final by Stephen Boyd. Boyd kept his ailing car ahead for much of the distance, but William Donnell landed a telling blow on the final bend to snatch the win. In the Junior Productions Matthew Nicholl and Sam McNeice shared the heat wins, before Aaron Ward took his first final win in the category by just holding off McNeice at the flag.
Pics by John Wolsey
Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Autoworx of Ballymoney, Tel: 028 2766 6444/ Mob: 07764 328721
Added: 27/12/17

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are proud to announce the second of our 2018 World Championship events!

Our own Aaron Stewart will defend the Lightning Rods Championship of the World at his local Aghadowey Oval over the weekend of July 21st/22nd 2018, our first staging of the coveted gold roof event since Nigel Jackson was victorious at Tullyroan Oval in 2013.

The Aghadowey Oval Speedweekend will also see the 2.0 Hot Rods contesting their British Championship, alongside our first ever staging of the Ninja Karts European Championship.

Another top weekend of short oval motorsport is guaranteed, brought to you by DMC Race Promotions - the ultimate in Ulster oval racing!

Added: 14/12/17

DMC Race Promotions in association with Spedeworth Motorsports are proud to announce that the prestigious Superstox Championship of the World will return to Northern Ireland in 2018!

Scotland's Barry Stephen will defend the coveted gold roof at Tullyroan Oval over the weekend of September 22nd/23rd, with the best racers in the formula all set to travel to Ulster for the big showdown and the Irish Open Championship too!

The Speedweekend will also see the National Hot Rods British Championship and Leslie Dallas Memorial Trophy up for grabs, alongside the Classic Hot Rods who will contest both the Irish Open Championship and The Jim Purdie Memorial Trophy.

Make a date in your diary for a HUGE weekend featuring three of short oval racing's top formulas!

Added: 13/12/17

December is here, and all eyes now turn to our big Boxing Day bash at Aghadowey Oval, headlined by the ever popular Caravan Destruction Derby!

Already there has been quite a bit of interest in the event and we're hopeful of another bumper turnout! If youwish to enter email info@dmcracepromotions.com.

Specs for entries are as follows:
- cars and caravans to be completely stripped out before arrival at the track
- a minimum of 1 scaffold pole behind drivers seat to the roof is compulsory
- door plate must be fitted
- windscreen must be covered in mesh
- original fuel tank must be removed and replaced by a smaller tank inside the car
- caravan should have a secondary fixing to car using chain
- no National Banger spec cars are permitted
- any offensive or inappropriate slogans on cars or caravans will result in no participation in the event.

This a always a hugely popular and entertaining event - don't miss it!! Aghadowey Oval, Boxing Day December 26th, 2pm start, with a full race programme too!!

Added: 04/12/17

Some super racing warmed up the healthy crowd at a chilly Tullyroan Oval on Sunday, with the fans treated to some great entertainment from the five formulas on display. The feature race of the day was the Tullyroan Challenge Cup for the 2L National Bangers which fell the way of Stephen Doyle, whilst Andrew Hawe took a sensational if surprising win in the Ninja Karts Individual Achievement Award. The Champion of Champions event for the young stars saw Max Hobson card a creditable victory, whilst other winners at the meeting, sponsored by Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm, Midway Autopoint and Stirling Trophies, were Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods), Adrian McKinstry (Superstox) and Dan Shannon (ProStocks).

The 2L National Bangers saw some excellent commitment from World Champion Steven Bolton, Irish Champion Leonard Dunn and Dublin's Stevo McGrath, as all three took to the grid having raced in Birmingham the previous evening. The action was fast and furious right from the off with some excellent action all around the circuit. As the big hits went in around them, local ace Willy Ogilby and Dunn disputed the lead for some time until Ogilby's challenge faltered late on. Stephen Doyle came into contention late on, sending Dunn wide to steal through and land the title in some style!
Bolton, McGrath and Marty McKiernan were involved in some heavy action early in the Allcomers event, which eventually saw Paul Compelli hold off a spirited late challenge from Bolton to take the honours. The Destruction Derby was another keenly fought contest, boiling down to a shoot out between Paul Compelli, Jonathan Compelli, Dunn and Rodney Herron. All four tried their best to eliminate the opposition, with Jonathan Compelli getting the nod as last car running. Dunn's consolation was the Best Wreck of the Day trophy, with McKiernan voted Best Entertainer.

The opening Ninja Kart race was for the Midway Autopoint Individual Achievement Award, open to those who hadn't won a race in 2017. It turned into a fantastic five way battle between Rhea McConkey, Odhran Monaghan, Andrew Hawe, Lauren Berry and Ryan Berry as they all chased their first ever chequered flag. McConkey held sway out front as the end approached, only to tangle with Monaghan and spin out. Monaghan unfortunately has to be penalised by Race Control for the incident, which handed the victory to Hawe in only his second ever meeting! Lauren Berry recovered from a spin to grab second, with her brother Ryan in third.
The Champion of Champions event for the 2017 race winners followed, with the local runners joined by Scotland's Charlie Hardie. A great high-speed battle ensued, with Max Hobson rounding off his excellent first season with a fine victory over Daniel Stewart and Jack Morrow after a terrific encounter.
The following heat saw a deserved win for Hardie, as the Scottish Points Champion powered home ahead of Stewart Hanna and Brandon Litter. The meeting final saw Ryan Berry make an excellent start to lead early on. He lost out to a flying Morrow, who raced home to the silverware despite the very close attentions of Stewart over the final laps.

The Lightning Rods coped admirably with what was a very greasy track all day, with former ProStocks World Champion Tam Agnew first over the line in the opening heat, only to fall foul of the Race Stewards for jumping a restart. That elevated Portadown's Vince Litter to the victory over European Champion Jordan Rochford. The second heat was a fantastic race, with Agnew again the pacesetter until challenged by Mark McCambridge. Mark used the wide outside line to charge ahead, only to have Rochford repeat the move on him to grab the victory.
The feature race final again saw Agnew out front, until challenge by Irish Champion Nigel Jackson. Nigel swooped ahead in what are his favoured conditions, but Ricky Shaw was on fine form too as he sported a lovely new paint scheme on his car. Ricky tried every move he knew to find a way past, but Nigel was equal to it all and came home for an excellent victory over Shaw and Agnew.

The opening Superstox heat saw a great drive from the back of the field to take the flag for Lee Davison. It was a commanding performance from the Portadown ace, as he led home Sean Mark and James Turkington. Heat two saw Londonderry's Greg Hyndman continue his recent good form with another win, again with Mark and Turkington filling the places.
David Beattie led for much of the distance in the final, the novice grader putting in a really good drive. Returnee to the formula Adrian McKinstry scrambled onto terms with Beattie, surging ahead to land a telling victory in some style indeed. Mark's move on Beattie for second on the last bend saw both in the wall and out of contention, opening the door for Stephen Stewart to take the runner up slot ahead of Turkington.

The local ProStocks stars were joined by welcome Scottish visitors Jason McAlpine, Darren Rae and Wullie Hardie, the latter of course a current multi-champion in the 2.0 Hot Rods. William Donnell set the early heat one pace before being relegated by flying Irish Champion Dan Shannon. Dan swapped the lead with Stephen Boyd, before Boyd went in with a last bender which sensationally opened the door for William McFaul to nip through to grab the chequered flag and the win. Heat two saw a determined win for Hardie, the Scotsman putting his previous Stock Rod experience to good use to take the win in the unfamiliar front wheel drive category. Shannon ran him close in second, with Joe Largey in third.
Pics by John Wolsey

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Stirling Trophies, Hollytree Rare Breeds Farm & Midway Autopoint
Added: 27/11/17

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