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

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OLD Skool MJ Promoted Events for 2011

 A busy season of drag racing is quickly approaching and I can't wait. Just like the warmth of spring weather the opening Quick 8 Pro Mod/PRO TREE MADNESS & Junior Dragster Spring Fling #2 Easter Saturday, April 23rd, at Farmington Dragway will soon be apon us. This year I will be back weekly helping race director and announce at Farmington, but also pedaling T-Shirts at all Quick 8 and special events. I'm also proud to be back for a sixth season promoting the Quick 8 "Two Wide" Mad Dawgs/ ALL Door Cars with TOP Dragster Series at Mooresville Dragway. Thanks to the Leazer Family for allowing me to do what I love the best......that's put on drag races.  Plus, I will be helping Jim Turner at Piedmont Dragway co-promote the return of another lost Labor Day Monday Tradition the 4&5 second Shootout Monday, September 5th and the inaugural North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame event November 19th and 20th at Piedmont. I can't wait for this NC Hall of Fame event in November as it will end our race season and the Hal of Fame Ceremonies will kick off our race season.
I call my promotions OLD Skool MJ because that's what I am old school. I came from a period of time were you had to promote with no budget (money) and that fits good in these times too. Remember back in the early 80's there was No Computers, No Face Book, No Emails. But that isn't a bad thing now. I wouldn't be doing this blog spot if there wasn't a computer. No hate...you must learn to adjust to the times. I still believe in a US Mailed Flyer that you can read, but also one you can get quicker through email. That's why I'm offering a $5.00 off discount for folks that email me their address. Email me at maddawgseries@yahoo.com for a $5.00 Off Coupon and Mad Dawg Decals....thanks!

Check out ALL MY  OLD SKOOL/MJ Promoted events:
APRIL 23- PRO TREE MADNESS and Junior Dragster Spring Fling – FARMINGTON Dragway
MAY 27-28- MAD DAWG SERIES DOOR CAR JAM-A-RAMA & Stick Shift Championships
JUNE 25- Quick 8 Pro Mods & “KINGS of the STREET”  Fast-n-down #1
JULY 22-23- 6th Annual MAD DAWG SERIES DOOR CARpalooza
AUGUST 6th- Annual “NIGHT of FIRE” Jet Semi-Truck- Clash of the Carolina Quick 8’s, Super     
       Stock/Stock Combo and  TOP, Foot Brake & Gamblers Races
SEPTEMBER 5- 4&5 second SHOOTOUT at Piedmont- PIEDMONT Dragway
SEPTEMBER 16-17-18 Annual D-1 IHRA Summit TEAM FINALS 2 Farmington Dragway
SEPTEMBER 24- Quick 8 Pro Mods and Mad Dawg ALL Door Cars with TOP Dragster Series
OCTOBER 8-9 – 6th Annual 4&5 second Shootout at Mooresville – MOORESVILLE Dragway
OCTOBER 14-15-16- 2nd annual Jerry & Norman LEGENDS of the Farm Weekend- FARMINGTON
OCTOBER 28-29-30- 28th Annual BIG 5 Second SHOOTOUT WEEKEND at the FARM- FARMINGTON
NOVEMBER 12-13- 18th Annual FOOT Brake Nationals Weekend & MJ CHAMPIONS Showdown III
NOVEMBER 19-20- 1st Annual NORTH CAROLINA Drag Racing Hall of Fame Event- PIEDMONT
NOVEMBER 24-25-26-27  18th Annual Thanksgiving MONEYFEST at the FARM – FARMINGTON

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