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Crownhart Enters Agreement to Acquire Cordova International Raceway

Cordova, IL – An agreement has been reached between the International Race Group (IRG) and Dan and Shelly Crownhart’s 1320 Promotions to acquire the historic Cordova Dragstrip. Closing is expected to occur before the end of 2021.

The Crownhart family has been involved in drag racing for generations on many levels.  Dan, a native of Sterling, Illinois has experience on the track, racing both alcohol and jet funny cars, and will be taking over the day to day management of the race facility. “Cordova has always been a special place for racers and fans.  We all have fond memories of our time at the track.  I am confident we can celebrate the long history of Cordova and create a bright future simultaneously.”

“In the spirit of past major events of the UDRA and IHRA being held in June, we are excited to announce that Funny Car Chaos will be a part of the return of the Summer Nationals contested  June 17 & 18. We are expecting more than 30 supercharged nitro and alcohol funny cars to compete in a no-holds barred format that will surely become a premier annual event here at Cordova” Crownhart added.

The Crownharts are finalizing plans for facility upgrades, new events, and the sportsman racing series among other items. There will also be a ‘meet and greet’ for racers and fans planned for early 2022.

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