Welcome to Drag City News

Here's a breif history of what Drag City News was and is now. It was a newspaper started back in 1976 by then Farmington Dragway track operators Jim Turner and Jerry Joyce to PROMOTE racing at Farmington, but to also give their racers extra exposure to the world. Enter Norman Drouilard, Sr, with out his connections in the newspaper printing world, there wouldn't have been a DCN. Again it featured Race Results, Up coming events and features on racers ...but most importantly it had PICTURES. Later I brought it back to life PROMOTING the Carolina Coalition. Like everything else in this world it has gone to computers. There quicker to update and don't cost as much to do. BUT there is still nothing like seeing pictures in news print. What I hope to do here is bring back a little of that past and mix it with todays modern blog.

I want to go back it time, but not get stuck there. I want to keep a posting on local track races, race results and it's racers. Bascicly have a daily newspaper for anyone interested in the world of drag racing.


Mark Joyce

Monday, December 6, 2010

Againts All Odds Tommy Plott Is The Winner

How can you hate?  Against all odds in a car that he wasn’t that familiar with Tommy Plott went to another final round this past weekend at Carolina Dragway’s BIG Bucks race. Having broke the motor in his Race tech Dragster on Saturday.  Good racing friend Thomas Dunford loaned him his two entries and his Undercover Dragster for Sunday.. Tommy being the person he is, gave away his own entries to Paul Mosley and Floyd Edick so they would have a double in Sunday’s event. Overcoming cooling track conditions and a few little timing gremlins, TP marched to the finals to go runner-up in Dunford’s ride. The red hot Plott had won a week earlier at Farmington’s Moneyfest 10k in his Beal racing Engines, Hank Thomas Performance Race Tech Dragster. That marked the first time in his long rich racing history at Farmington that he had won that big of a race. Earlier this year Tommy had took the car he treasured the most his 1965 Ford Mustang to a win on a Friday Big Money Gamblers race. Some fifteen years later and a lot of work by him and friends the old “Slow Ride” was back on track as the “Fast Ride.
That shows if you attack something with a passion like Tommy Plott you can over come anything. Wife Sherry Plott “says we may not have the Dragster ready for Kinston (the first on January 2011) but a red hot Tommy and the Mustang will be ready”. I here you gal….when your hot your hot and Tommy Plott is just that.

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