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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
Aghadowey Oval
4/6/2023 @ 1pm

Unlimited National Bangers Shamwreck 2023
(2023 DMC World Series Round 4)

& The James 'The Cat' Smith Memorial Destruction Derby
1600/Rookie Bangers 2023 Irish Open Championship
Thunder Rods

Tullyroan Oval
10/6/2023 @ 6.30pm

1300 Stock Cars 2023 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
Junior Productions 2023 Golden Helmet
Lightning Rods 2023 Tullyroan Challenge Cup

2.0 Hot Rods
Ninja Karts

Aghadowey Oval
17/6/2023 @ 6.30pm

Stock Rods 2023 William Cooke Memorial Trophy
Lightning Rods 2023 King of Aghadowey
Ninja Karts 2023 Golden Helmet

Thunder Rods



Superb Return To Racing At Aghadowey Oval!
Ulster race fans and drivers enjoyed a sun bathed return to racing at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday evening after an enforced break of five months. The on track action was as hot as the weather, with Portadown’s Adam Hylands the big winner as he picked up a fine heat and final double in the opening round of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods.
Another Portadown star, Jordan Rochford, raced to victory in the 2.0 Hot Rods in only his second outing since graduating to the formula, whilst other feature race winners at the Getty Precision Engineering sponsored event were Magheralin’s Tam Agnew in the Lightning Rods, Coleraine’s Mark McLaughlin in the Thunder Rods and Rathfriland teenager Jack Morrow in the Junior Productions.

A fine field of nineteen National Hot Rods gathered for the opening round of the 2020/21 Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. Ahoghill’s Philip McCloy was the first to show in the opener before former British and European Champion Adam Hylands swooped past to take the win. Adam made the most of his generous blue grading, with Derek Martin and an impressive McCloy filling out the top three. McCloy and Simon Kennedy contested the top spot in heat two, before another former European and British Champion, veteran Keith Martin, sliced through to the front to win over Hylands and Kennedy.

The final under the floodlights was a superb spectacle, with McCloy again out front early on. Hylands was really on a mission in this one, quickly taking over out front to put plenty of ground between him and the pack. The action was enthralling as those starting in the star graded pack picked their way through the order, and as Hylands took the flag by a distance it was Derek Martin and Glenn Bell who claimed the podium places. Bell had earlier collected the spoils for winning the 2019/20 World Series NI, which was unfortunately brought to a premature finish due the Coronavirus suspension of racing.

The 2.0 Hot Rods saw a debut for Stock Rods ace Curtis Greer, a return to action for Gary Thompson and a finely turned out new car for Antrim’s Conor Hughes. Fellow Antrim racer Ryan McCrory was the star turn during the heats, taking the opener ahead of Drew McKeown and Thomas Dilly, and then repeating the feat in the second heat ahead of Stuart Cochrane and Jordan Rochford.

The final saw Michael Woods setting the pace out front, challenged initially by McCrory before he lost out in his quest for the hat-trick. Rochford then found a way past Woods out onto the back straight to edge clear, taking the victory over McKeown and Denver Grattan.

Tam Agnew took a clear and decisive win in the opening Lightning Rods heat ahead of James McKinney and former World title holder Gordy McKee, before Strabane driver McKinney went one better in heat two to take the win over Agnew and Martin O’Flaherty.

The Getty Engineering sponsored final was an excellent race, with early leader Dermot Tynan losing out to Agnew early on. Tam soon had McKinney on his case, with World Champion Nigel Jackson joining the fun as the star men raced towards the head of the field. Jackson hit the outside but lost out, with the top ten now all in a huge pack battling for the win. Richard Stewart had a great run around the outside late on, but Agnew held on under severe pressure to take the victory over McKinney and Stewart.

An excellent entry of almost 20 Thunder Rods took to the grid, with newcomer Sam Preston taking a flag to flag victory in heat one ahead of two more debutants in Dean Catherwood and Simon Lamont. Yet another first timer, Ryan Nixon, led much of heat two before returnee Mark McLaughlin slipped by to take the victory over Nixon and Lamont.

Catherwood and then Lamont had spells out front in the feature race, before McLaughlin used his experience to get ahead in the final stages. As Mark completed a deserved double, Preston and long distance traveller Paul Whelan completed the podium finishers at the end of a great evening’s entertainment from the budget formula.

Young Abbie McKinstry showed great promise as she led for much of the distance in the opening Junior Productions heat, before Jack Morrow swooped past to take the flag. Unfortunately for Jack he was disqualified in the final analysis in Race Control for an incident which led to the demise of star man Sam Percy earlier in the race. That handed the win to Sam McNeice over McKinstry and Aaron Ward. Heat two saw another excellent race, but again blighted by penalties. Chelsy Rainey and former Ninja Kart racer Matthew Weir had contested the lead, only for Weir to be leaned to the infield as he challenged for the lead. Rainey took the flag but was demoted two places for the incident, quite rightly handing the victory back to Weir ahead of McKinstry.

The young racers were all eager to get back racing after the lay off, and whilst they all showed plenty of promise the final did become rather messy and littered with penalties. McKinstry and then Ward had turns out front, but it was Morrow who came through for the silverware ahead of James Stewart and McNeice.

Many thanks to our meeting sponsors, Getty Precision Engineering Tel: 028 7964 5481

Added: 09/08/20

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