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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

More Photos for the New Year!

 The Million Dollar Man Tommy Plott back in the day!
 Mike "Too Tall" Westmoreland drove Mike and Dan Englebert's Bill Weavil tuned Chevrolet Nova in the day. William and Harry Bird own it now.
 "JUst PiCK YOU one and RIDE with 'em" from the late great Tommy Greene. Announcer at Farmington and WRP back in the early '90's.  He was a GOOD one!
 My dad Jerry (on the left)  and his partner Norman, Sr presenting the ACE Speedway champion his chassis and trophy.
 Frank Teague in a classic winner's photo from his second of two BIG 5 second Shootout wins. Get ready for the all new 4&5 second Shootout Series that starts the second half of 2012.

 Mendenhall, Joyce and Turner doing there thing at Piedmont back in the days..... of run what you brung Southern Style Pro Stock.
 Three time Farmington Dragway champion Mike Hutchens back in the day with the NOVA. Where did this car end up?
 One of Farmington's best employee's Jeff "Bo Bo Weavil picking up Employee of the Year
Banquet time: PTRA's Sat. Jan. 7th, Piedmont's Sat. Jan.14th, Mooresville's Sat. Jan. 28th and Farmington's Sat. Feb. 11th. Go to their websites for more information

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