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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day.....Never Forgotten

Whew..good lord. The legendary Herbert Boggs a man the Farm truely misses and so do I.
Tom McGewn being towed for a parade lap at the old Bristol Dragway. Good pic for Father's Day and Bristols drags this weekend.

Talk about legends here are the best. Arvil Thomas and Jerry Joyce a picture from heaven.

The coolest ride in drag racing start.....the Gangster ride af Allan Walker!

"Rapid Roy" Van Leuvan in his "Good Virbrations" Slingshot Dragster. He was the only front end Dragster to win a track championship in the modern day era of the Farm.

Long time Farmington supportter Jeff and Kathy Whitt and young family back in the day. What year?

It's not all about a drag race. Kernersville, NC's own legend of the quarter mile Melvin "Puddin" Swisher taking a victory lap.
A victorious TM back in the day at the Farm. Don't forget Stuart Williams Extreme Outlaw Pro Mods will be at Farmington this Saturday, June 25th, along with the outlaw "Kings of the Street"