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

Wednesday's Child

Michelle Furr..... I found this Winner's Circle photography from the day. She's with her dad Ron Privett, long time drag racer from Galax, VA, who raced at Farmington, East Bend, Elk Creek any many other drag strips. I see hubby Rick and I believe her brother John is in the early '90's pic.

This is one of my favorite Tommy Mauney built and raced entries that came through the gates of the Farm. The "easter egg" '41 Willy's was a fan favorite......and check out the win light taker on the front...cool!
I've got a video tape of a Farm Quick 8 with TM in this car that I've got to get made into a DVD. I may have to see if Myk Patterson can help me with that. Oh...thanks for that great video Myk of the early Pro Stockers!
Oh my goodness.....can you believe this former Junior Dragster kids have grown up?
Ronnie Beal of Street Machines/ Beal Racing Engines was our major Junior sponsor back in the day. He's seen here presenting (left to right) Brian Baker, Michelle Black, Cameron Manual, Randy Williams and Jordan Wike their trophies and cash.
Blake Wiggins of Monroe, NC held the Quick 8 Farmington ET record for a while with a unheard of then 4.56 ET. Not bad for a 150 concrete pad and a very rough asphalt race surface. His TM built and Fulton powered "Wicked Wanda" Pontiac was a top gun in the early days of Quick 8 wars.

1 comment:

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