CORDOVA, Ill. – You asked for it. You got it. The ultimate grudge race is coming to Cordova International Raceway for Friday’s Fun Night and Midnight Mayhem.


From the burning streets of Oklahoma comes Jackie Knox, driver of the famous “The Sonoma” featured in several episodes of “Street Outlaws.” For years, his success with the Street Outlaws has hinged on The Sonoma’s nitrous setup and seemingly he could not find the same success with the famed truck. That is until he switched back to a supercharger. Over the last few months, Knox has been fine tuning The Sonoma back to its former glory.

Knox has always been a fan of street racing and has been looking at tracks across the country to prove The Sonoma is the number 1 street racing car to beat…..


From the quiet banks of the Mississippi River, comes a thundering shudder from Dave Buckley and Sammy the Bull, an unassuming Mustang with more raw power than you’ll probably ever see under your hood. Buckley has become famous at his own home track of Cordova International Raceway and fans there know The Bull is coming when they hear that engine roar. Buckley has been aching to find a competitor to match his Mustang to and he thinks he may have found one….


This Friday out at Cordova International Raceway, Knox and Buckley will go head to head in the ultimate Grudge race; Knox to prove his title of Street Outlaw champion, Buckley to defend his home turf at CIR in an amazing display of street racing gladiators. You have asked for it on Facebook, you have asked for it online and now it’s here. Street Outlaw vs. CIR Champion on Friday night at Cordova International Raceway’s Fun Night and Midnight Mayhem.


Gates open at 5 p.m. this Friday, August 4 for a night to remember.

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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 Door Warz. For more information on CIR, visit or connect on Facebook @RaceCordova.