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, July 4, 2011

Now and Then

Those were the days.......CTR on a big divisonal runner-up in Super Rod with the "Pocket Rocket" Opel.
Best wishes to Chad and Laura on their marriage July 2nd, 2011
Get well soon "Tickie" Rickie the many time IHRA World Champion was involed in a accident at Bristol, TN with his Pro Mod Camaro back in June.

Gilmer Hinshaw seen here with his "Hammer Time" Berratta back in the day at Piedmont. He's been doing a great job as co-owner of Piedmont Dragway with Jim and Ron.

Scotty and daughter Kerri Phillips in the Winner's Circle at the Farm.

Donald Poole of Asheboro, NC in his "Poor Boys Express" battling Robert "Pop" Childress on Winston-salem, NC in his big winged Plymouth.

The thirteen Farmington Dragway track champion Arthur Bryant of Stokesdale, NC collecting on of those championship trophies from Norman, Jr.

Eddie Hudpeth or "Big Hud" seen here driving his Foot Brake Pinto.
Farmington has been having Tractor pulls since the late '70's.  Jerry Joyce Photo
The late great Gear Jammer R.E. Mayberry in his "Shade Tree Special". The car was on display at last year's Jerry and Norman's LEGENDS of the FARM event
Glad to see Sonny Tindal and the family out at our last Quick 8 Pro Mod race at Farmington. Sonny is celebrating 50 years of drag racing. He's seen here with one of his fifteen different race cars.
The twister from the May of 1988 distroyed the top of the Farm's Old timing tower along with tearing up bleachers, fence, roofs, souvenir trailer and shade trees.
The David Smith Family and Skip Martin the terrors of Foot Brake back in the late '90's
What would drag racing be without friends. The Weavil and Weavil team working on their Vega.