Cordova raceway unveils new name, other changes

A new name and track are just a few of the changes at the raceway

By Hillary Kenyon | hkenyon@whbf.com

Published 05/27 2015 11:01PM

Updated 05/27 2015 11:01PM

Cordova hopes to attract more racing fans to the speedway.

The raceway recently changed its name from the Cordova Dragway Park to Cordova International Raceway.

Operators cuts the ribbon Wednesday to symbolize the new ownership and name.

They also invested $500,000 on a new track surface and other improvements to the facility.

"Our track was definitely at the end of its lifespan, but with this new track what it means is a better, faster race surface for our local racers and the professional racers that come in," said Bobbi Jo Cox, general manager. "So it just gives them a better advantage over what we had before to make some faster passes.

Racers skills will be put to the test this weekend for the IHRA Summer Nationals at the Cordova International Raceway. 

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