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, February 28, 2011

It's Monday....Monday....... Let's Go back To the Weekend Again!

Before he was a Big Dog Champion at Piedmont. Ronnie Gardner and his brother Randy was Top Eliminator contenders back in the day at Farmington.
The Farm Crew from 1996!
Frank Teague's first of two BIG 5 second wins came in 1984 as he defeated the "Carolina Hooker" Corvette of Ken Regenthal.

Even though Bob Harris has never enjoyed to much winning success at Farmington. He was able to make it to the big $5,000.00 to win finals at Farmington back in the early '80's. Dennis Swaim defeated him that Sunday afternoon for the win, but not before "Big Daddy" was runner-up that same 4th of July weekend. First at Roxboro and secondly at Piedmont in his "Chevy Charger".

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