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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.

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29/2/2020 @ 2pm-7pm

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Three British Champions Crowned at Aghadowey Speedweekend
Two days of great racing entertained the race fans over the two days of the Aghadowey Oval Speedweekend, with an international entry contesting British Championship titles across three classes. Middlesex driver Dan Smith took the honours in the Maxwell Freight Services 2.0 Hot Rods title race, whilst Portadown’s Jordan Rochford raced to victory in the Corry Body Repairs Lightning Rods British showdown. The young stars in the Ninja Karts were spectacular throughout the weekend, with Scotland’s Bailey Millar grabbing the LJN Motorsport British title honours after a race long scrap.

An excellent field of 2.0 Hot Rods from across the British Isles contested three qualifying heats to determine the grid for the Maxwell Freight Services British Championship. The opener saw a clear win for Hampshire driver Alex Crane ahead of Norfolk’s Robert Gamble and Dungannon veteran Davy Potter. Heat two saw Antrim’s former European Champion Stephen Emerson take the flag ahead of former double World Champion Wayne Woolsey, before another former European Champion in Gary Wilson took a clear win in heat three from Ryan McClure.
Potter and Mervyn Emerson shared the front row for the British final, with Potter getting edged wide into turn one as Stephen Emerson assumed control out front. Englishman Dan Smith was coming on strong as the race progressed, moving into second in the treacherous conditions to chase after the leader. S Emerson went on to take the chequered flag, but after a lengthy Stewards Enquiry he was docked places for the first lap contact on Potter. That handed the British title to a delighted Smith ahead of McClure in second. Stephen Emerson refused to accept his third placed trophy, and then next over the line Mervyn Emerson was excluded for a tyre logging error. That elevated Alex Crane to third place.

The reverse grid British Revenge race saw victory for World and European Champion Dave Leech from Stoke-on-Trent, before Smith made it a double for the day by taking the Irish Open Championship over Leech and Welsh racer Ryan Morgan as the visitors locked out the podium.

A full field of Lightning Rods contested two qualifiers to determine their Corry Body Repairs British Championship final grid. The opener saw a huge battle between Portadown’s Mark Corry and local Aghadowey ace Aaron Stewart, with the former World Champion Stewart trying the tough outside line for lap after lap. They were neck and neck on the run to the flag, with Corry getting the verdict by just seven thousandths of a second! Heat two saw England’s Reid Murray and Dungannon’s Ally Neill contesting the lead before they tangled and went out, which opened the door for former British Champion Jordan Rochford to race through to take the victory over Tim Hazlett and Nigel Jackson.
Rochford immediately hit the front in the British Championship race, as Barry Limer and Anthony Burgess went out whilst disputing second. That allowed another English star, Staffordshire’s Leyland Marson through to chase Rochford, but Jordan had everything under control and took the flag in style to record his second British title triumph. Marson was a creditable second after a sterling drive, with Ricky Shaw pipping Jackson for third nearing the end after a commendable drive from down the grid.
In the rain on day two, Jackson went around the outside of leader Burgess to take the opening heat, with Rochford taking the win in heat two. The final for the Corry Body Repairs Irish Open Championship saw Jackson excel in the slippery conditions to take the win over London driver Ashley Birkin and fellow Englishman Burgess.

The young 6-11 year old aces in the Ninja Karts never fail to disappoint, and they produced some spectacular racing around the tricky Aghadowey circuit. A full field from right across the British Isles contested the LJN Motorsport British Championship, with Cumbria’s Toby Tyson taking the opening heat ahead of fellow English drivers Kyle Wells and Calum Gould. Heat two saw European Champion Bailey Millar from Lanarkshire in Scotland take the win ahead of Oxfordshire’s Finley Kew and Josh Parfitt, before Portadown’s Max Hobson took the first local win of the day in the third heat ahead of Scotland’s Declan Dixon and Kew.
The talented Kew had superbly taken pole position for the British final, and he then led them away before Hobson hit the front willed on by a vocal local support. Millar was menacingly coming into contention though, and Bailey squeezed ahead with five laps to go to take up the running. There was a late caution period to add to the drama, but Millar had enough to hang on to add the British title to his collection. Hobson was great value in second ahead of Gould, Kew and Tyson after a tremendous encounter.
The reverse grid British Revenge race saw a fine win for Josh Parfitt who just pipped Thomas Percox on the run to the flag as the long time leader got baulked by a gaggle of backmarkers. The LJN Motorsport Irish Open Championship rounded off the weekend’s proceedings, with Millar racing home to his second title win of the weekend, this time over Parfitt and Gould.

Amongst the support formulas, Portadown’s Robbie Wright raced to a faultless hat-trick of victories in the 1300 Stock Cars Irish Masters, with Calvin Blake keeping him honest all the way in the final. Steven Elder took a heat and final double in the Thunder Rods whilst Marc Morrell and World Champion Lee Davison scooped the feature race wins in the Stock Rods and Superstox respectively.

Many thanks to our Speedweekend sponsors, Maxwell Freight Services, Corry Body Repairs & LJN Motorsport

Added: 30/07/19

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