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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday's Pics

Long time VW racer Sid Pulliam the pinstripe KING is doing well aftering suffering a slight stroke.

I was glad to attend the PTRA Banquet a few weeks ago to see Mike Hutchens collect his second straight PTRA Pro Tree Eliminator title and Racer of the Year Award.

Seen the "Buck" Bucky Edmonds at the Expo last weekend made me think of him and his former Chevrolet Corvette. Edmonds crews for son Jeff and grandson Justin now, but does fine time to take his street Corvette out for a spin.

The late great " Fast" Freddie Swing send here with his "Spellbinder" at the Farm. His son Jamie is carrying on the Swing name in racing competing in TOP Eliminator this past year. He won at WRP in Chris Plott's Mercury Cougar and drove Ricky Greer's "Show a lil Luv" Chevy Truck to several great finishes. He now works for Gibbs Race Cars in Mooresville, NC

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