Cordova Dragway is a heritage drag racing strip just north of the Quad Cities, and they're once again hosting the 2022 O'Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing - a weekend of high-speed, adrenaline-pumping drag racing. We have everything you need to know, and your opportunity at getting in on the free.

Starting the weekend, Friday, August 26th, the World Series 'Night of Thrills' will be one of the best nights of racing in modern times. The Chicago Wise Guys Pro-Mods will make their World Series debut with two qualifying sessions. Nitro Funny Cars of John Lawson, Pete Dove, the ‘American Way’ of Scott Haas, and ‘Buzzy’s Nitro Bomber’ driven by Mark McElwee will all be on the track.

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Friday's headliner is a special match race between IHRA World Champion Bruce Litton with his Top Fuel dragster, and Summer Nationals Funny Car Champion Marc White who's driving Drastic Plastic.

Of course, the crowd favorite jet-propelled funny cars and dragsters will be present.

Then, Saturday the 27th kicks off the "Granddaddy of them all" Pro-Finale, which rumor has it, will be the best World Series show in a decade.

Nitro Top Fuel Dragsters and NHRA Funny Cars will face off in multiple events between multiple drivers.

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Krista ‘the Greekette’ Baldwin (granddaughter of the legendary Chris ‘the Greek’ Karamesines) will take on IHRA champ Bruce Litton in a Top Fuel match race. Nitro Funny Car drivers, Tim Wilkerson, Dan Wilkerson, Jack Wyatt and Dale Creasy Jr. will match up in round #1 along with Dove, Lawson, Haas, McElwee and White funny cars to qualify and then set the pairing for round #2 action.

You can get your tickets at, at the gate, or at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts locations.

OR we have the opportunity for you to go, just enter the contest below!

If you win, you not only get to sit on the starting line of Saturday night's first session of races, but you'll be the one to say "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!"

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