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World Series of Drag Racing, Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, Just One Month Away

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CORDOVA, Ill. – It’s only a month away for the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, on Aug. 25-27 at Cordova International Raceway and plenty of great tickets are still available.

Adult tickets are $25 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $12 for Sunday. A three-day “Super Pass” for the entire weekend is available for $65. Tickets are $5 each day, ($15 for the weekend) for kids 6-12, while those five and under are admitted free.Discounted adult admission tickets for Friday, Saturday and the Three Day Event Super Pass are available at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores with $5 off each ticket. Every ticket is a pit pass and includes free parking.

Dom Lagana

In addition, general camping is $20 for the weekend. There are no hook-ups and it’s on a first-come, first serve basis.”There is so much excitement surrounding the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts,” Cordova International Raceway President Dominic Blasco said. “The anticipation has been building with so many people looking forward to the race coming back home to Cordova and the Quad Cities region.”

Del Worsham – photo courtesy of Auto Imagery via Worsham Racing

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.Headliners include three-time Top Fuel World Champion Larry Dixon, a 62-time NHRA national event winner, Del Worsham, one of only three men to win World Championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, and Dom Lagana, who went over 330 mph in his Top Fuel dragster in 2013 for the fastest pass in IHRA history. 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 Super Stocks and Richard Hutchins’ famed Chevy Rebellion Wheelstander.

Veteran announcer Al Tucci, known throughout the Midwest for his famous call of a “Beeeauuutiful Smoky Burnout,” will serve as announcer of the World Series of Drag Racing for the first time in his three-decade plus career.

To purchase tickets for the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, call Cordova International Raceway at 309-654-2110 or visit one of the participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

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.

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