Motorsports veteran Dominic Blasco has been named the President and General Manager at Cordova (Ill.) International Raceway.
He takes over for retiring president Rod Wolter, who will remain a consultant at the facility, which hosts the prestigious 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing. The track hosts several other drag racing events for people of all ages including high school and junior events, Street Racing Made Safe and rally cross competitions.
Blasco has served as the director of operations at Memphis International Raceway for the past year. At Memphis, he oversaw events for the facility’s ¼-mile drag strip, ¾-mile oval speedway and 1.8-mile road course.
A native of Chicago, Blasco has participated in various forms of racing ranging from bicycles, go-karts, snowmobiles to his first drag racing car, a 1964 Chevelle. He later became co-owner of Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wisc., where he developed many programs designed to provide a safe, quality facility.
In 2012, he and wife, Teri, became owner-operators of Sikeston (Mo.) Raceway. Through a lot of hard work and dedication, improvements were made to the concrete walls, the timing system, the fire-safety system and an emphasis was placed on consistent track preparation.
Blasco is glad to get back “home” to Cordova, where he already has numerous relationships from his years of competing in the area.
“I’ve been involved with all types of racing in that area since I’ve had a driver’s license,” said Blasco, who on occasion still races a blown and injected 1940 Willys. “I’m excited about being involved with such a historic track and with those who race at Cordova. Before my wife and I ended up in Memphis, we had talked about going back to Cordova. I still love the sport, live it, breath it and I’m looking forward to working at Cordova, the best race track in the whole Midwest.”
For more information about the World Series of Drag Racing on Aug. 25-27 and other CIR events, please go to http://www.racecir.com.