CORDOVA, Ill. (June 26, 2018) – World champions, record-holders and several exotic racing machines highlight the lineup for The 65th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, to be held August 24-26 at Cordova International Raceway.
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon and Del Worsham, IHRA and NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel World Champion highlight the lineup for this year’s event.
Dom Lagana, who made the fastest IHRA pass in history in 2013, will be bringing his Top Fuel dragster to the world’s longest continually running drag-racing event, while IHRA and NHRA veterans Jack Wyatt and Dale Creasy also have cars entered.
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.
“We have an impressive lineup that will be sure to thrill fans during the 65th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing,” Cordova International Raceway President Dominic Blasco said. “These names are synonymous in the drag racing community and sure to put on an exciting show.”
Four popular Nostalgia Funny Cars will be on hand with entries from John Lawson, Joe Hass, the Crop Duster, and Iowa Punisher. Other Nostalgia entries include: 16 Nostalgia Gassers, eight Nostalgia Pro Stocks, the Chicagoland Super Stocks, Malloy and Lutz will have two front engine dragsters, and a pair of legendary Fuel Altered machines — Ron Hope’s Rat Trap and Dave Hough’s Nanook.
The thrilling jet cars will be on hand highlighted by entries from the Larsen Family with two jet dragsters, Scott Holdridge’s 50 Caliber jet dragster, Danny Sullivan in his Chicago Rush jet car, and Danny Crownhart in the Jet Bandit.
Rounding out the lineup for The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing will be two Fuel Altered cars, 10 Pro Mods, the Chevy Rebellion wheel-stander, and the Kamper Korner R.V. bracket series.
For more information on The O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing visit racecir.com or call 309-654-2110 to purchase tickets.
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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 RaceCIR.com or connect on Facebook and Twitter @RaceCordova.