Cordova Dragway is a heritage drag racing strip just north of the Quad Cities, and they're once again hosting the 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 25th it's the ‘Night of Thrills,' featuring a Top Fuel Dragster versus Funny Car match race, Pro-Mods, Nitro Funny Cars, Pro-Stocks, Jet Dragsters and Funny Cars, a Wheelstander, twin-turbine Super Shockwave Jet and more.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023 ‘Pro Finale’ features Top Fuel World Champions, Larry Dixon, and Bruce Litton, plus fan favorites Scott Palmer and Del Worsham. Six Nitro Funny Cars that includes Tim Wilkerson SCAG Mustang and Del Worsham. Plus, Nitro Harleys, Jets, Wheelstander, Pro-Stocks, Chicago Wise Guys Pro-Mods, Nitro Exhibition and more. Two HUGE pro rounds of racing!

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Sunday, August 27th is the ‘Sportsman Finale’ with hundreds of sportsman racers from across the Midwest

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’ll have the best seats in the house with the “View to a Thrill” package.

“View to a Thrill" allows the winner and their guest to be on the starting line for the first professional show of Saturday evening, August 25. Believe me when I tell you this isn't for the faint of heart and your teeth are going to rattle. Definitely a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity. Winners and guests must be 18 years of age or older and sign a release and waiver.

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