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

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Finally Friday.......Let's Race!

The Smith Family have been attending races at Farmington for over twenty plus years. Before Stuart was a Dragster driver he raced his dad Johnny's Chevrolet Monza.
It's amazing how the Junior Dragster racers of yesterday have grown up. Last year's Big 5 second runner-up Billy Varner III (left) and the hired gun for Mark "kid' Jones/JW Motorsports driver Mike "Skinny Kid" Heath (right) seen here with the wise one "Big Mo Dee" Darrin McClaughterty.

The spring time also means Quick 8 Pro Mod time at Farmington Dragway. Always the biggest kick off race the Farm has ever had has been our annual Easter Saturday Night event. Todd Tutterow cut his teeth at Farmington racing the Quick 8 Racers Assoc. events. Seen here back in the '90's driving the Larry Tutterow owned Texas Pete sponsored Pontiac.  Don't forget Saturday, April 23rd's annual Easter Quick 8 and Pro Tree Madness/ Junior Dragster Spring Fling.

"Big Head" Mikey Walters picked up his revamped Dragster the other Saturday from the shop's of Newport, TN's Richard Boilings. Mikey had him put a new swing arm style rear suspension under his Race Tech built Dragster. Plus a new dash along with slick new powder coating. Mikey will be busy installing a new race pack dash along with extra little goodies. Just as soon as he gets back from China.

Not to brag.....but back in the day the Farm hosted some of the baddest big money races called Pro Drag Series. The good money and good racers could be found on a Pro Drag Sunday at the Farm, as seen here with two former PDS winners Rusty York in his Pontiac Gran Prix and "Mr. Bad News Travels Fast" Woodrow Bracket.

Before he was a championship Pro Stock crew chief Hillsville, VA's Tommy Utt raced weekly for Roger Wilson in his Dragster and Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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