Three-time Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon will be taking a classic approach in his return to Cordova International Raceway for Hot Rod Drag Week on Sept. 10, 11, and 15.

Dixon, who recently brought his Nitro-burning, fire-breathing dragster to CIR for the 64th Annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, will be bringing his classic 1966 Chevrolet Nova to the famed Cordova drag strip for Hot Rod Drag Week.

This will be Dixon’s second time participating in this unique event, where street/strip cars are driven 1,000-plus miles on public roads during a trip that includes four drag strips and five races in five days.

Hot Rod Drag Week starts with a test-and-tune at Cordova International Raceway on Sept. 10. The first race takes place at CIR on Sept. 11 and the event winds up with a final race at the historic Illinois drag strip on Friday, Sept. 15.

“It’s like an Iron Man Triathlon for racers,” said Dixon, a 62-time national event winner. “I finished it last year and had a great time. I’m looking forward to getting out there and being a part of this year’s races.”

Dixon is one of 400-plus drivers from around the country scheduled to take part in Hot Rod Drag Week. For those folks and other enthusiasts who love seeing the fast cars rolling down the highway and racing down the track, this is one of the highly-anticipated events of the year.

“It is an exciting week for us,” said Dominic Blasco, President of Cordova International Raceway. “This is the type of event where we are going to see some truly amazing race cars and I can’t wait to have everyone join us back here on Friday. It’s going to be a blast!”

 

Hot Rod Drag Week Cordova Schedule

September 10 — Registration, Test and Tune
Cordova International Raceway
19425 IL-84
Cordova, IL 61242
Gates open at 8:00 a.m., Tech from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Test and tune from Noon to 5 p.m.
Spectator Pricing: $10
Follow signs for Spectator Gate

September 11 — Race Day 1
Cordova International Raceway
19425 IL-84
Cordova, IL 61242
Gates open at 7:30 a.m., Racing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spectator Pricing: $15
Follow signs for Spectator Gate

September 15 — Finals Day
Cordova International Raceway
19425 IL-84
Cordova, IL 61242
Gates open at 7:30 a.m., Racing from Noon to 6 p.m. — Awards ceremony to follow approximately 45 minutes after racing finishes
Spectator Pricing: $20
Follow signs for Spectator Gate