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

Turn It Back On Thursday....Photo's That Is

Before he was "Running Against the Wind" Reidsville, NC's Allan Walker was "Under Pressure"! It was good to see the Mopar ace at my MJ Christmas Function the other week. He got to go through the hundreds of photo's I have and I couldn't resist to put his Plymouth on the page of fame.
A pair of early Foot Brake pioneers here....David Boggs and Ronald Thomas. That's the world famous Pontiac of the late David Boggs that made him famous at the local tracks in the early '80's. Ronald, the brother of seven time Farmington champion Donald Thomas, drove most of the time in his dad Arvil's Mopar's barefooted. Back when this picture was taking there was just three classes TOP (0-6.99), MOD 7.00 to 8.99 and a 9 second street class. There wasn't any dealy boxes...lol
With the new year quickly approaching I had to put this photo of the late Norman Drouillard, Sr and Tommy Greene. Norman, was a long time co-owner of Farmington Dragway and Tommy was on of the best announcers in the business. "Just Pick You Out One and Ride with him" could be heard by T.G. over the PA at a Farmington Quick 8 back in the day. My favorite line of Norm's was "why aren't there no cars going down the track" Mark?....lol  They were two legendary men in are business and are truly missed. But we've got the memories to hang on to.

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