The NHRA has announced that two dragstrips have joined its member track network. Cordova (Ill.) Dragway Park and Eddyville (Iowa) Raceway Park will run under the NHRA flag beginning in the 2007 racing season.
Cordova Dragway Park is approximately 20 miles northeast of Davenport, Iowa, and is a quarter-mile facility. Eighth-mile Eddyville Raceway Park is approximately 55 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Gardner and his wife, Laura, own and operate Cordova Dragway Park, and Gardner is partners with Gerald Kramer and Jerry Anglese in Eddyville Raceway Park.
“We are pleased to welcome these two distinguished facilities to the NHRA family,” said NHRA West Central Division Director Rob Park. “I look forward to working with each track to bring NHRA programs to their racers and fans.”
Both tracks will participate in the NHRA Summit Racing Series, which allows the division champions to compete against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions for a national title and a share of a $118,000 purse, as well as in the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League. Additionally, Cordova Dragway Park will host an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in the first week of August.
“I believe this is a great prospect for both our tracks and our racers,” said Gardner. “I’m eager to work with Rob Park and the NHRA to bring new and expanded racing opportunities to our customers.”
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