Any question as to why the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park was the most anticipated IHRA national event of the season was answered Saturday night.
It was billed as one of the biggest nostalgia Nitro Funny Car races ever held. And so far, it is living up to all the hype.
With one of the most decorated nostalgia Nitro Funny Car fields ever assembled on the property, it was IHRA newcomer and Grand Blanc, Michigan native Shawn Bowen making the first move, propelling the “Violator” 1977 Pontiac Firebird Nitro Funny Car to the top of the charts at the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park.
In anticipation of the thrilling return of the Summer Nationals to Cordova after a 12 year absence, the International Hot Rod Association and Cordova Dragway Park held a joint press conference alongside other major sports announcements in the area at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. on Thursday.
CORDOVA, Ill. – The International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series returns to Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois the weekend of July 18-19 for the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals.