|What: Media Availability and Photo / Video Opportunities
When: Thursday, Aug. 23 (Arrive 12:15 p.m.; lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.)
Who: Larry Dixon, 62-time NHRA national event winner and three-time Top Fuel champion
Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick, legendary Pontiac drag racer for over six decades
Dominic Blasco, Cordova International Raceway President
Where: Cordova International Raceway, 19425 IL Route 84 N., Cordova, Ill.
Why: The 65th annual O’Reilly World Series of Drag Racing, the world’s longest continually running drag racing event, takes place August 24-26 at Cordova International Raceway.
This is an opportunity to capture sound bites and b-roll footage from racing personalities, and a chance to document your own experience racing down the CIR drag strip.
Directions to CIR: (From Quad City Airport) Take I-74 West to John Deere Expressway East to I-80 West to Hwy. 84. Go north on Hwy. 84 for 15 miles, track is on right.
(From I-88 West) Follow to exit 18 to Albany (E). Once in Albany, turn left (south) on Hwy. 84 and follow 6 miles to track on left.
*** Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m. CDT ***
Contact: Brooke Posateri, Cordova International Raceway, 309-654-2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Ryan Perezluha, IRG Sports + Entertainment, 561-337-3012 or email@example.com