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 5, 2010

More Oldies..... But Good Ones

Before Sandy Williams starting working at Piedmont Dragway, she was drag racing there too! Ask Bob Harris...lol
Former two time IHRA World Champion (Super Rod and Super Stock) at the Rock with his Vega. Notice NHRA and former IHRA World Champion David Rampy getting some pointers from DB!
Super Stock and Modified were the early show back in the '70's and '80's at Farmington Dragway. They were the forerunners of Quick 8. Note The Dalton gang and the Hillbilly Man Lones Combs parked in what is now the top of the staging lanes.
Can you identify the two Pro Stocks going down a early qualifying run at one of three IHRA WCS (Pro Ams) we had between 1981 and 1983?

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