CORDOVA, Ill. – Cordova International Raceway is proud to announce that O’Reilly Auto Parts has signed a multi-year partnership extension beginning with the 65th annual World Series of Drag Racing August 24-26, 2018 in Cordova, Ill.

O’Reilly Auto Parts, one of the nation’s largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, continues its long-standing partnership with the world’s longest continually-running drag racing event and obtains title-rights sponsorship to the iconic event through this multi-year agreement.

The historic event will be known as “The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing.”

General admission tickets for The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing start at $30 for Friday, $40 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $10 for Friday, $10 for Saturday, and $5 Sunday. A three-day “Super Pass” ticket for the entire weekend is $75 for adults and $20 for children 6-12.

Discounted admission tickets to The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing are available for fans to purchase starting Thursday, July 12 at all 5,097 O’Reilly Auto Parts stores throughout the country.

“These two brands are iconic in the Midwest and are household names amongst racers and automotive enthusiasts,” Cordova International Raceway President Dominic Blasco said. “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with O’Reilly Auto Parts at The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing.”

Started in Lawrenceville, Ill., in 1953, The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing has featured many of the world’s best drag racers driving Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Nostalgia Pro Stocks, Jet Cars and Pro Mods in this exciting family-friendly event.

To purchase tickets for The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing call Cordova International Raceway at 309-654-2110 or visit one of the participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

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About O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family and is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets. Visit the Company’s website at www.oreillyauto.com for additional information about O’Reilly, including access to online shopping and current promotions, store locations, hours and services, employment opportunities and other programs. As of March 31, 2018, the Company operated 5,097 stores in 47 states.

 

About Cordova International Raceway:

Cordova International Raceway™ (CIR) is home of The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, the world’s longest continually running drag racing event. Located in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa, the 190-acre facility features a 1/4-mile drag racing strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association™.

Weekend drag racing events are held all summer. Specialty events include the Super Chevy Show and the River Redemption Series. For more information on Cordova International Raceway, visit www.racecir.com or connect on Facebook @RaceCordova.