The summer races are here at Cordova Dragway.  They will be burning up the asphalt at the hottest races of the summer taking place August 24th through 27th.

The World Series of Drag Racing is the oldest drag racing event in America and has been a fixture for racers and fans in the Midwest for nearly 70 years.

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What is a Drag Race?

A drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance. A drag racing event is a series of such two-vehicle, tournament-style eliminations. The losing racer in each contest is eliminated, and the winning racers continue until one remains.


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The weekend of August 24-27 is THE GRANDADDY OF THEM ALL. The 2023 WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING


  • Top Fuel
  • Funny Cars
  • Pro Stocks
  • Jets
  • Wheelstander
  • Pro Mods
  • Nitro Harleys
  • Gassers
  • Midwest Pro Stock Association
  • Nostalgia Super Stocks

In The Studio Today

This morning, we invited Elaine Larsen and Josh Krueder to the show.

Dwyer & Michaels with Elaine Larsen and Josh Kreuder
Dwyer & Michaels with Elaine Larsen and Josh Kreuder

Two-time world championship jet car driver Elaine Larsen will celebrate her 20th year at the wheel of a jet-powered race car in 2022 with a “Two Decades of Thrills: Full Throttle Tour” that will propel her into the next phase of her professional career.

Elaine Larsen

Josh Krueder is a lifelong resident of Savanna IL. He has been driving jets for 16 years. Interestingly, he has never raced anything else, his first lap was in a jet car. Josh is the defending 2 time ('21, '22) World Series Jet Funny Car world champion.

Josh's Car:

Elaine and Josh will both be making a pass around 9:00 PM tonight (Aug 25). "Not only should you come for the race, but stay for the party after." -Elaine

Josh (Second to the left) Elaine (Second to the right)
Josh (Second to the left), Elaine (Second to the right), Zach Costello (Far right)

Get Tickets here.

World Series Of Drag Racing at Cordova Dragway

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