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

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Let the Bench Racing Begin!

It's that time of the year....to "Bench Race" and reflect back on 2010. As we grow older there is fewer young people getting into the world of local drag racing. Main reason is MONEY, but secondly we haven't changed the way we've bracket race in over thirty years. I hate that word "Bracket", see we need to change that to fit modern times. We haven't bracketed (put cars on a ladder) at Farmington or Mooresville in over twenty some years........anyway.  ET Dial-in racing was started to make it FAIR for all to be competitive. It's the only motorsports class that doesn't discriminate against your money, skin, sex or really anything. So as we get ready for 2011...another decade...let's try to put or minds together and help promote what is a dying sport in Drag Racing.......Handicap drag racing.
 The Farmington Dragway Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Village Inn in Clemmons, NC its a RSVP deal. Contach Sandy Collins at 336-465-1018 to get your tickets. They'll salute the 2010 Farmington Track Champions, and hand out special awards. Plus they'll have a super picture presontaaion and "Bad Brad" the DJ will be back to play all the music.

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