CORDOVA, Ill. (Aug. 21, 2018) — World Champions and drag racing legends highlight the exciting action at this weekend’s 65th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway (CIR).

Tickets are going fast. Seats to lasts year’s event sold out. Call CIR at 309-654-2110 to secure your seat or stop by your local O’Reilly Auto Parts store for discounted tickets.

Tickets 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.

Weekend VIP Suite tickets are $250. Only 25 tickets are available.

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon and Del Worsham, IHRA and NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel World Champion highlight the action-packed lineup for this year’s event.

Drag Racing legends Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, and Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. Garlits, Muldowney, and Beswick will participate in pre-race ceremonies Saturday evening. Additionally, they will sign autographs for fans Friday and Saturday.

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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 or connect on Facebook @RaceCordova.