Tickets Go on Sale July 20 at Participating O’Reilly Locations
CORDOVA, Ill. (July 18, 2017) — Two iconic Midwestern brands have joined together with the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, to be held Aug. 25-27 at Cordova International Raceway.
The new agreement teams O’Reilly Auto Parts, one of the nation’s largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, with the world’s longest continually-running drag racing event. Discounted admission tickets to the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, will available starting July 20 at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.
In addition, O’Reilly Auto Parts has been named the Official Auto Parts Store of Cordova International Raceway.
“This is a perfect partnership for O’Reilly Auto Parts and the World Series of Drag Racing with how much both brands mean to the Quad Cities region,” Cordova International Raceway President Dominic Blasco said. “We’re pleased to be working with O’Reilly Auto Parts at the World Series of Drag Racing and our other events throughout the year.”
Started in Lawrenceville, Ill., in 1953, the World Series of Drag Racing has featured many of the world’s best drag racers in a family-friendly event.
Three-time Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon, a 62-time NHRA national event winner, and Del Worsham, one of only three men to win World Championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, headline this year’s entries. Besides their entries, other racing machines on the schedule include: Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Dragsters, Fuel Altered Dragsters, Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stocks, Nostalgia Gassers, Chicagoland Super Stocks, Victory Nostalgia Street Stocks and Richard Hutchins’ famed Chevy Rebellion Wheelstander.
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About O’Reilly Auto Parts:
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the company operates nearly 5,000 stores in 47 states. To find your nearest O’Reilly location, visit www.oreillyauto.com.
About Cordova International Raceway:
Cordova International Raceway (CIR) is home of the 64th annual 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, the School’s Out Junior Nationals and the 39th annual AMC Nationals. For more information on CIR, visit www.racecir.com or connect on Facebook @RaceCordova.