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, February 10, 2011

The Dawg Watch Is On To First Quick 8 Mad Dawg "Two Wide" May 28 at Mooresville

Just got this sketch and press release into today from two time Mooresville Quick 8 Mad Dawg “two wide” winner Chris Rini of Carmel, NY. Rini, has set his aim at collected more Mad Dawg wins in 2011 at Mooresville and becoming the first member of the new Mega Machine Shop, Inc 3 second Elite 8 club. If you remember in testing last year, Rini ballasted off a 3.999 ET in his Buck racing Engines powered ATI Performance Products Dodge Stratus. Get ready for Saturday, May 28th, as the “yanks” will attempt to put their new Jerry Bickel 1969 Chevrolet Camaro in the Mega 3 second club and take the Quick 8 Mad Dawg win back up north.

 Hot of an impressive 2010 NMCA Pro Street Championship, Chris Rini is coming back in 2011 with a full assault to keep the #1 on the racecar for a while. The 2010 season was a great year, setting records and scoring wins. With a major revamping of the rules for 2011 Chris will have a new car in trailer this year ….Jerry Bickel has been contracted to build a state of the art light weight 1969 Camaro….yes, changing over from a Mopar body to a Chevy body is going to be something for everyone to see.
  The new car is scheduled for delivery towards the end of February then off to kooks for a complete set of custom headers …..We are looking to do some testing at mike hill’s automatic race in Jackson, sc on March 11th – 12th and then off to defend the title in March 18th-20th at Bradenton, fl for the 1st NMCA race in 2011 were we won in 2010.
 ATI performance products will continue to be the primary sponsor on the new car with an all new paint design….ATI has been working hard at perfecting and bringing their superglide- 4 transmission and converter package to the forefront of the racing industry. Last year was the introduction of the superglide-4 with a lock-up converter and it proved itself at the end of the year to be the winning ticket as Chris established the ET and mph record at NMCA with a 6.15 at 234 mph.
 Charlie Buck of Buck Racing engines will continue to provide the big horsepower with an updated 825 cubic inch 5.30” bore space motor. Charlie has truly turned out to be the fix for all my motor issues in the past and his dedication to our team is just what was needed to keep us running strong.
  I would also like to thank continued supporters and great companies that have come on board for 2011, which include: ATI Performance Products, Kooks Custom Headers, Car Quest, Speedtech, Areomotive Inc., XS Power, VP Racing Fuels, Ross Pistons, Goodyear & GRP Connecting Rods.
 The same crew will be intact for 2011 with Scott Cozzali and Tim Davis ready to do battle setting records and collecting wins. Special thanks to
John Lane
, John Brady, George Rumores, Lambert Family and all the help from behind the scenes. See you at the races.

More to come next week……. Dawg Watch 2011… Countdown to the Mad Dawg Quick 8 Door Car Jam-A-Rama Saturday, May 28th at the legendary Mooresville Dragway.

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