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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Before Big Dogs There Was Carolina Born Pro Stock at Piedmont

Before there was BIG DOG's at Piedmont Dragway, it was the outlaw southern style Pro Stock capital of the world. It wasn't uncommon for top Pro Stock driver to mix it up with local southern "run what you brung" racers on a given Sunday at Piedmont.
As seen here there has always been a good crowd on hand for the best in Door Car Racing at Piedmont Dragway. Don't forget about upcoming 9th Annual Shriners Drag Racing & Hot Rod EXPO January 21-22, 2011 at the Greensboro Coliseum. This year long time veteran southern style Pro Stock racer Sam Carroll will be inducted into the 2011 North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame, along with Pro Mod racers Ronnie Hood and Charles Carpenter along with ET racing pioneer Steve Taylor. Go to www.piedmontdragway.com for more information about the Expo and upcoming Big Dog and Door Car races in 2011.

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