ADRL Adds New Event To Schedule


LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Officials from the American Drag Racing League have added an eighth event to their 2013 tour schedule.

The Spring Drags IV will be contested on May 18–19, 2013 at Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Ill.

“We are so excited to partner with Cordova Dragway Park for the Spring Drags IV,” said ADRL President Kenny Nowling. “The first three Spring Drags have been held at three different venues and we believe it has finally found a permanent home at this landmark facility.”

Cordova Dragway Park, located just outside of the Quad Cities, plays host to the O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing which will be contested for the 60th time in 2013.

The area’s 300 mile market of nearly 36.5 million people comprises around 12% of the nation’s population, making it an ideal venue for the continued growth of the ADRL.

“When I heard that the Nowling family had reacquired the ADRL I reached out to Kenny immediately about having an event,” said Cordova Dragway Park Manager Scott Gardner. “We spoke on the Monday following the PRI Show and finalized our date. Since the word has gotten out that we would be hosting an ADRL event in 2013, the response has been phenomenal! We have been flooded with phone calls and emails inquiring about those free tickets.”

ADRL officials also confirmed that while they are content with an eight stop 2013 Tour, they would consider adding a ninth event to the schedule if the right opportunity presents itself.

“We are humbled by the number of tracks that have contacted us wanting an ADRL event for 2013,” Nowling said. “We are still in discussions with several potential track partners and are not ruling anything out at this point.”

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