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Race car fans unite! The World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, IL. is back and starts tonight in the Quad-Cities.

Three-time Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon will compete in his first World Series of Drag Racing this weekend. Dixon began his career as a crew member at Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, later became the team’s driver and won two world championships.

Two-time world champion Del Worsham will race in his fourth World Series this weekend in the Lucas Oil Funny Car. He began his career driving his family’s Funny Car and raced there until he moved to the Alan Johnson Racing Funny Car in 2009.

According to a news release from, the World Series of Drag Racing attracts sports enthusiasts and professional racers from around the country to compete. The top names in drag racing participate in exhibition runs, match racing and competitive elimination action in front of capacity crowds.

Notable participants in previous World Series of Drag Racing events include: IHRA president Mike Dunn, Clay Millican, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Del Worsham, T.J. Zizzo, Cruz Pedregon, Tony Pedregon, Tim Wilkerson, Bruce Litton, Chris “The Greek” Karamesines, Warren Johnson, Larry Morgan, Dom Lagana and many more.

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 the rest of the season. 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.


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