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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
In our latest points update, Antrim's Stephen Emerson has moved to the top of the Racemart NI Points Championship for 2.0 Hot Rods after his brace of wins in the King of Aghadowey last weekend. Conor Hughes lies in second place ahead of Scott Cochrane, Allen Cherry and Mervyn Emerson.

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: 18/06/19

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

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