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, February 18, 2012

Farmington Dragway's Banquet 2012

A supportive crowd was on hand for Farmington Dragway’s annual Racer’s Banquet to officially crown the 2011 champions David Dean (Top Eliminator), Tim Cowick (Foot Brake), Hannah Blevins, Colt Buckner (Super Street0 Tia Tutterow (Farm Teen Racer) and Wesley Hardin (Motorcycle). New Farmington Dragway track owners Everett and Holly Justice welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked them for their support. They announced new reduce gate admissions for Friday Night Thunder to just $5.00 and the weekly points races (with no special attractions) just $10.00 for spectators. So pass the word…..in this day and age of the PRICE going up. The Justice Family as reduced the PRICE down. They promised to keep the Farm a Family Friendly race facility, with plenty of new improvements for the upcoming 2012 race season. Also, announced was a new guaranteed weekly race purse and points fund for 2012. Plus the end of the year Shootout races for Top Eliminator and Foot Brake classed are back this year. The Shootout for the Beach starts March 17 and 18, the first two Farm Points races to start off the road to see who’ll be the lucky sixteen qualifiers. The two Shootout race winners will receive a 4 day and 3 night expense paid trip to Myrtle Beach, SC... The Farm will definitely be the place to race in 2012.
 Holly Justice presented long time Junior Dragster Shootout race director and supporter Denise Tutterow a special award for her outstanding effort in the Farm’s annual October event. Kim Craver, Garry & Michelle Black, Robert & Julie Vogler and Aggie Eggers were presented outstanding volunteer awards for their helping hand of the Farm’s Junior Dragster event.  Long time Farm employee of twenty years Gerald Ayers was awarded the Employee of the Year. Also, Garry “Hooter” Hoots, RV Landscaping, Mike Hutchens Racing, Dark Horse Racing, Bobby & Tony Williams and A1 Marine & Brokerage were presented special Appreciate awards for their support of Farm racers in 2011. Holly Justice also presented Mark Joyce and Sandy Collins was presented a beautiful crystal awards for their unwavering dedication to Farmington Dragway for the last four years. Satch Gregg with IHRA was on hand to present the 2011 Summit Super Series checks to “Box” Champion David Dean and “No Box” Champion Tim Cowick. Racers get those “X” numbers.
 Other special award recipients included:
Sportsman of the Year
 Ricky “Fat Boy” Greer

 Rookie’s of the Year
TOP Eliminator - Ty Tutterow and Jeff Houser
 Foot Brake - Sherry Crane and Curtis Crandall
 Junior Dragster - Savannah Adams, Ashleigh Stafford and Brandon Wiant

 Racing Family/Team of the Year
 Top Eliminator – The Stanley’s
  Foot Brake- Eric Shoemaker and Kelly Stevens
 Junior Dragster – the Eggers

MJ’s Outstanding Performance Award
 Top Eliminator- Brandon Hutchens
 Foot Brake- Tesz Powell
 Junior Dragster- Robert Vogler, Jr

Once again Thanks to Everyone that was able to attend Saturday Night’s Banquet.

Keep posted to the website for more information about the all new Farmington Dragway….America’s
Drag Way

Banquet Time

Slammin Sammy Bryant was the first Street Champion at Farmington Dragway.
The Englebert Brothers won three Farmington Dragway championships.

Gods Speed and prayers goes out to long time Farmington Dragway racer Randy Wood of Yadkinville, NC

Our God Speed Chaplin Stuart Smith in the Monza