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, January 17, 2011

Time To Go Racing! Farmington's Banquet Was Saturday

It's Banquet Time.......There was a good crowd on hand this past Saturday night for Farmington Dragway's annual Banquet to honored their 2010 Race Series Champions. A lot of new and old faces was in the crowd as they was entertained by "Bad Brad Ader's" DJ n' Music and Slide show presentation of the past year. First we want to THANK Everyone that attend. Hope you all had a great time. Secondly, I want to recognize our Gas Man/Main Man Garry "HOOTER" HOOTS. I'm totally sorry but I forget to say that he was in attendance. Also, HOOT I Will get a TEAM CHAMPIONS Jacket and any other Employee wanting one also...from MJ Printing. Also, we had a meeting earlier in the day about our RACERS POINTS FUND. THANKS to the ones that could attend. We had a productive meeting of the minds. There was representation from TOP, FOOT BRAKE, JUNIOR and STREET racers. Basically it's this. We have been given the opportunity to collect as much money as we can for OUR OWN POINTS FUND at FARMINGTON DRAGWAY. Not to shared or use BUT nothing but US. WE need EVERYONE to find a $300.00, $500.00, $800.00 or bigger supporter to help fund our own points fund. I will also post that Signage Sponsorship information.
  Taking his first Farmington TOP Eliminator champion was Bobby Williams of Kernersville, NC in his Williams Brothers "Dead Serious" Chevrolet Camaro. Williams, became the first door car to win a Farmington championship in over ten years, as he beat out former two time Farm Champion Darrell Collins of Kernersville, NC in his HT Performance Dragster. Finishing third was Durant Cottingham of Thomasville, NC with his Dragster. Fourth was 2010 Farm Summit Super Series Champion Rick Henry of China Grove, NC in a Dragster and rounding out the top five was the Ford Mustang of David Spaugh from Advance, NC.
 Twenty year old Ernie Humes III of Troutman, NC picked up his first career Farmington Dragway Foot Brake champion driving his dad's "Deadly" Dodge Demon. Humes also won the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals Mod ETclass and the "No Box" Summit Super Series championships this past season at Farmington Dragway. Finishing a close scond was seven time Farmington track champion Chris Plott of Mocksville, NC in his Plott Racing & Automotive Mercury Cougar. Rounding out the top five, David Spaugh finished third, Kellyy Stevens of Bostic fourth and Kevin Wideman of Mooresville, NC was fifth.
The "Ice Man" Dillon Winkler of China Grove, NC came from behind this past season to score his first Farm Junior Dragster championships. The fifteen year Winkler had to over take last years points runner-up Robert "the Hit Man" Vogler from Lewisville, NC for his first track championship. It was a hard fought battle as he Dillon as had to hold off third place man Ryan Crews of Advance, NC. Finishing fourth was most improved Jeffery Houser of Morganton, NC and fifth place went to Winston-Salem, NC's Corey Manuel.
 Mount Airy, NC's Dennis Jefferson drove his "street legal" Oldsmobile to a first Farmington Super Street title beating out first time street racer Staci Hampton of Clemmons, NC.
 The Farm Teen Racers class championship for 13 to 17 year olds went to third generation racer Robert Moser of Advance, NC. Franklin Keen of Connelly Springs, NC finished second.
Tim Taylor of Winston-Salem, NC won his first ever Farmington Motorcycle champion over Chris Eades of Winston-Salem, NC.
 In Special awards from the banquet long time computer operator Cindy Wood of Yadkinville, NC was awarded the Employee of the Year. Thomas Dunford was awarded the Sportsman of the Year for all the support to his fellow Farm racers and track. The Family of the Year went to the Tutterow Family- Todd, Denise, Ty and Tia. This was a well deserved award as they are also our Farmington Ambassadors too. It had my VOTE! Young Staci Hampton won Super Street Rookie of the Year driving her dad's Chevrolet Camaro to an impressive second place points finish. Third generation drag racer Madison Henry of China Grove, NC won the Junior Dragster Rookie of the Year. Her dad won our 2010 Box Summit Super Series championship with his big Dragster. Young gun Tim Cowick of Mooresville, NC won the tough Foot Brake Rookie of the Year award. Probably the oldest Rookie of the Year Joel Essick of Winston-Salem, NC won the TOP Eliminator division honors this year. Most Improved honors in TOP Eliminator went to Ford Pinto driver Rob Roberts of Swanannoa, NC for a outstanding top points finish. Mooresville, NC Cagnazzi motor man Kevin Wideman picked up the Foot Brake Most Improved Honors. Kevin drove to a win and fifth place finish in just his second year of racing weekly at Farmington with his fine running Pontiac. Jeffery Houser of Morganton, NC, whose moving on to be a Rookie contender in TOP Eliminator this year, won the 2010 Most Improved Junior Dragster award.
To cap the night off are 2010 8x IHRA Summit TEAM FINALS CHAMPIONS were presented their Champion Jackets and Decals. Championship are:
 Dillon Winkler, Jeffery Houser, Robert Vogler, Janna Vogler, Morgan Tedder, Corey Manuel, Bryan Kennedy, Jeff Nicholson, Tesz Powell, Jeff Flood, Zachery Pauley, Ryan Crews, Rick Henry, Tommy Plott, Durant Cottingham, Kenny Regenthal, Jr, Teddy Houser, Freddy Bowden, Bobby Williams, Doug Walker, Howie Adams, Mark' Pork" Jones, Rob Roberts, Tim Greene, Dwayne Rozier, Bill Crane, Kelly Stevens, Greg Schramm, Ricky Greer, Tim Bo Blevins, James Overcash, Ernie Humes, Kevin Wideman, Robert Ellison, Chris Plott, Tim Douglas, Tommy Greer, Phil Honaker, Joel Essick, Boone Swaim, Darrell Powell, Robert Sawrey, Ray Crane, Darrell Collins and Tom Watson. If i left anyone out...I didn't mean too.  THANK GUYS and GALS for a A-1....tap out JOB!
Again Thanks to Everyone that could attend and hope to see you March 12-13 for our first drag race of 2011 at Farmington the SPRING Flea Market and FREE Race. Saturday, March 12, attempt to have our RACE of CHAMPIONS in TOP, FOOT BRAKE, JUNIOR Dragster classes from 2009 and 2011. Plus Two Days of Flea Market and FREE race on Sunday, March 13th.
 First "FRS" Farm Racers Series Points Races are scheduled for Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th.

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