Causeway Chronicle

DMC Race Promotions, Hot Rod and Stockcar Racing at its very Best

An action packed Easter weekend at DMC Race Promotions commenced at Tullyroan Oval on Easter Saturday evening (6.30pm) featuring National Hot Rods, the Northern Ireland Open for the Stock Rods, 1300 Stock Cars and Lightning Rods.

The elite National Hot Rods top the bill in the ninth round of Diemens.com World Series NI, with vital points at stake as the drivers aim to qualify for the World Championship at Ipswich in July. Galgorm’s former British Champion Shane Murray is set to be amongst the front runners after a double last weekend, with the entry headed by current World Champion Derek Martin from Dungannon who has now climbed to the top of the World Series NI points chart. Crumlin’s Adam Maxwell, the current British Champion, will also be challenging, as will former World Champions John Christie and Glenn Bell.

The Stock Rods contested the Northern Ireland Open, defended by Jonny Cardwell from Glenavy who is keen to hang on to the title. World Champion Dan Shannon, National and British Champion Mark Crawford and European Champion Joe Largey will be other locals to watch, alongside Stevie McNiece and Sam McNeice to name a few. There is a strong visiting contingent making the trip to contest the event, headed by Scottish lady racer Siobhan Martin who is a former World Champion. Scottish Champion Gary Dean, David Crichton, Terri Linden, Robbie Armit, Sean Naismith and Koddi Wright will be amongst the other tartan challengers. From Tipperary Raceway Paddy O’Dwyer, Eoghan Burke and Molly O’Sullivan will make the trek north.

The all action 1300 Stock Cars are set for another excellent season, with every indication the grids will grow to even higher levels than last term. The usual star men will be the ones to watch, including Irish Champion Matthew Milliken, Ulster Champion Gareth Halliday and other star performers including Robbie Wright, Josh McKinstry and Fionn Donnelly. There will be a return to the formula for Curtis Greer, whilst former Stock Rods ace Bobbie Johnston is also set to make the switch. The 1300’s will also have a fourth Dash for Cash race to complete the evening.

The Lightning Rods complete the bill, with newcomers Jake Morgan and Conor Doherty set to debut their new BMW’s. Padraig Palmer, Keith Kirwan and Ronan O’Connor will be in action from Tipperary to bolster what should be a decent grid of cars.

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