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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
Tullyroan Oval
20/10/2018 @ 6.30pm

Irish Championship Triple Header!
2.0 Hot Rods 2018 Irish Championship
Superstox 2018 Irish Championship
1300 Stock Cars 2018 Irish Championship
Ninja Karts 2018 Stars of Tomorrow Challenge
Junior Productions 2ke Engineering Young Guns Series Grand Final

Aghadowey Oval
26/10/2018 @ 7.15pm

GALA NIGHT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
National Hot Rods 2019 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI Round 7
Thunder Rods 2018 Irish Championship

Stock Rods 2018 King of Aghadowey & Ninja Karts
plus HUGE Fireworks Display

Tullyroan Oval
27/10/2018 @ 6pm

GALA NIGHT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
2L National Bangers 2018 Irish Championship
ProStocks 2018 Irish Championship
Superstox NIOvalTV Series Shootout Final

plus Lightning Rods & Reliant Robins 2018 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
plus GIGANTIC Fireworks Display


 

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Gordy Grabs The Gold!
Templepatrick’s Gordy McKee was crowned 2018 Lightning Rods Champion of the World at Aghadowey Oval last weekend! From a field of over 30 of the best drivers in the formula, Gordy came through the qualifying heats to land pole position for the final which he then led from start to finish. On a full weekend of championship race action, the other major races saw Portadown’s Stuart Cochrane take a keenly contested British Championship win in the 2.0 Hot Rods, whilst Scotland’s Robbie Armit successfully defended his Ninja Karts European Championship crown after an epic title race.

Saturday evening’s first Lightning Rods World qualifying heat saw reigning World title holder Aaron Stewart get his defence off to the best possible start with a clear win over Gordy McKee, before Randalstown’s Tim Hazlett took the second heat win ahead of Mark McCambridge and Jordan Rochford. The final heat saw Portadown’s Mark Corry take an excellent win, just holding off former champion Nigel Jackson to the line.

The anticipation within the stadium was at fever pitch as thirty cars came under starters orders for the Corry Body Repairs World Championship final, with aggregate points seeing McKee on pole ahead of Stewart, with Jackson and Hazlett occupying row two. McKee quickly settled into the lead ahead of Jackson, with little to separate the two cars. A caution period for a big back straight crash brought them back together, but McKee was again able to edge out an advantage over 2013 World winner Jackson. Nigel was giving it all he had, and he closed right back in when oil went down on the raceway, but McKee again knuckled down to pull clear and take the chequered flag in style and his first ever World title! Jackson was a creditable runner up, with Jonny McMillan surviving a huge race long scrap for the places to take a great third position ahead of Ricky Shaw, Rochford and Essex star Reid Murray.
The World Revenge race saw a reverse of the line up from the World Final, and it was Reid Murray who banished his poor qualifying from the memory by romping home to the victory, with Rochford just pipping Anthony Burgess on the line for second and British Champion Lee Skoyles in third. Aggregate points from the World Final and World Revenge races formed the grid for the Irish Open Championship, which turned into a thriller as the leading stars circulated nose to tail. There was no shifting pole man Murray from the lead though, and he took a very polished victory ahead of Rochford and Jackson to complete a memorable weekend for the Lightning Rods formula.

The 2.0 Hot Rods British Championship was also up for decision over the weekend, with the Antrim based Emerson brothers, Mervyn and Stephen, grabbing both heat victories. Consistency had placed Allen Cherry on pole position for the Clive Richardson Ltd British Championship Final, but he lost out in the opening exchanges as Stuart Cochrane raced ahead. Cherry was pressed by European Champion Adam Hylands, with Hylands eventually moving past to challenge the leader. Hylands arrived on Cochrane’s tail as the laps dwindled down, and despite a spirited challenge on the outside line over the final few laps it was young Portadown star Cochrane who took the chequered flag for a very accomplished British title victory. Hylands was a gallant runner up ahead of Adam Best and Scotland’s World Champion Gordon Alexander.

Sunday’s action for the 2.0 Hot Rods was for the Irish Open Championship, and England’s Damon Wellman put his nightmare trip across to Ulster behind him to take a great win in the opening heat ahead of Wales driver Ryan Morgan and Cochrane. The second qualifier saw Alexander leading Cherry all the way to the flag to record the win, with another Scotsman, Gerry Hendry, impressing in third. Cherry’s consistency earned him pole spot for the Irish Open final, and he made no mistake this time to lead them all into turn one and edge clear out front. Cochrane kept him honest all the way home, but it was to be Cherry’s first major championship win and in some style too. Cochrane and the returning Shane Murray filled out the podium places.

A full field of young 6-11 year old Ninja Kart stars from across the British Isles contested the 2018 LJN Motorsport European Championship, with the qualifying heats falling the way of Irish Champion Daniel Stewart from Portadown and Scotland’s Bailey Millar.
The European Championship final was a fantastic event, with a huge battle for the lead throughout between Scottish aces Charlie Hardie and Robbie Armit and English superstar Kasey Jones. The lead swapped on numerous occasions as the young starlets entertained in no uncertain terms, until a late race suspension following a home straight incident. The race to the flag saw Armit hold on to successfully defend his European title in some style, with Jones in second ahead of Sussex ace Anthony Weaver as the visitors locked out the top positions. The top local driver home was Max Hobson in seventh place.

On Sunday the Irish Open Championship was up for grabs for the young drivers, and Armit continued where he left off on Saturday night with victory in heat one ahead after a superb battle with Jones. Heat two was all about another Scot as Millar romped home with ease ahead of Hardie and England’s Toby Parfitt. The final summed the weekend up for the Ninja Karts, with close action right from the word go and the lead swapped and changed time and again. Millar, Armit and Jones were at it hammer and tongs, until Millar unfortunately went out in a home straight spill. That left Armit and Jones to contest the lead, swapping the premier position over the final laps before racing to the line in amongst a huge bunch of backmarkers. Jones it was who took the win and the Irish Open title ahead of Armit, with Weaver again impressing as he took yet another podium spot in third.

A fantastic field of local 1300 Stock Cars were joined by Scottish based British Champion Paul Ford for the Irish Masters, with chaos kicking off right away early in heat one. Paddy Dempsey got spun to the wall and took some heavy knocks from the passing field. Some fine work from the rescue crews extracted him from his car, and we all wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries. Peter Greer broke free to take the win over Jon McQuillan in his new car and Robbie Wright. Heat two saw debutant Jamie Hunter drive a great race from the white grade to take a fantastic win over Greer and Michael Logan.
The Irish Masters final saw a closed grid formation on points scored, and the bumpers flew in right from the off! Wright hit the front and pulled clear, but his lead was wiped out by a late race caution period. That brought the Stewart brothers, Ryan and Willie, onto his tail, and it was Ryan who went for a do or die into the final turn. Wright was unceremoniously dumped in the Brown Trout Bend wall as Willie Stewart stormed past on the inside for a sensational title win. Ryan Stewart recovered for second ahead of Greer in third.

A great field of 22 Stock Rods took to the grid for the coveted William Cooke Memorial Trophy, held annually in memory of the expert Kilrea driver and engineer. Jonny Cardwell spent much of the opening heat alongside early leader Robert McIlroy, before he made the lead his own to record a great victory over the impressive Samuel Montgomery and Philip Wilson. Curtis Greer took the win in the second heat ahead of defending champ Stevie McNiece, with Irish Champion Victor McAfee in third.
Greer edged clear early on to lead the final, as McNiece, World Champion Marc Morrell and McAfee wrestled over second. Greer really had a stranglehold on this one, racing home to take the superb memorial trophy ahead of Morrell and McAfee.

Saturday night’s support action came from the Superstox with three highly entertaining races. The opener boiled down to a last lap shoot out between long time leader Keith McAreavey, Sean Mark and star man Lee Davison. Davison made his move into the final bend but the trio tangled, with Mark faring the best to get over the line for the win whilst the other two spun out in a truly remarkable finish! Chris McArdle and James Turkington filled the places, before Turkington landed the heat two spoils after the man that looked most likely, Davison, got a puncture within sight of the finish. Kyle Beattie and David Beattie filled the places. In the final Kyle Beattie dispatched big rival Davison early on, and looked really on song for the first time all night. The former Irish Champion scythed through the field to take a morale boosting victory, with David Beattie and a recovered Davison.

The sights and sounds of the Ford Escorts and Anglias of the Classic Hot Rods were in action on Sunday afternoon, with Anthony Morgan grabbing a heat and final double in his pristine Mk2 Escort. He took the final honours with a superb outside line run to pass both welcome Scottish visitor Trevor Harris and Liam Bushe. Harris was the other victor swooping past Bushe to the win as Morgan and Trevor Cusack squabbled behind.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Corry Body Repairs, Clive Richardson Ltd & LJN Motorsport

Added: 23/07/18

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