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 20, 2010

It's Monday......."let's race"

 Phil Honaker aka..the "Rooster" seen here with a pair of tough Foot Brakers Eugene Ross (in the center) an the late Arvil Thomas. Must have been an old greasy split going on here?
Before he ran TOP Fuel and purchase Wilkesboro Raceway Park, Danny Dunn ran in the ET wars of the day. Danny was an original member of the Farm's 5 second club back in the early '80's.
The produce man from Cana, VA Mike Hawks seen here showing off the underneath of  his John Deere Green "Country Mouse" Vega. He can tell you about a Farm mishap with the guard rail on one of those wild wheel stands. This photo is for the Rooster!
I'm counting the days to the upcoming Shriner's Drag Racing & Hot Rod Expo January 21-22, 2011 at the Greensboro Coliseum. It's the mid winter break we need to get us pumped up for the 2011 racing season. Also, will inductee four new members into the North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame. They will include former southern style Pro Stock ace "Slammin" Sammy Carroll, Mr. Shoebox" Charles Carpenter, Ronnie "the Shoe" Hood and the "Professor" the late Steve Taylor. Make your plans to attend the ceremonies on Saturday, January 22, at 1:30 PM. We'll also salute our 2010 Inductees Mike Boyles, Gene Fulton, Elmer Trett, Jeff Taylor and Rickie Smith. Hopefully the weather this year will be a little more warmer and drier.

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