Mopars dominate but don’t win at 59th World Series of Drag Racing

St. Peters, MO, Mopar racer Dennis Diepenbrock went to the final round at the World Series driving his wheelstanding 10-second ‘64 Plymouth wagon, but lost on a double breakout to Charlie Kuenster’s ‘59 Impala.  (Matt Mothershead photo)

The 59th Annual World Series of Drag Racing at historic Cordova Dragway Park in Illinois is not only an extravaganza of nitro and exhibition racing, but for Nostalgia Super Stock fans and racers the real entertainment was watching the Mopar-dominated Victory Performance Nostalgia Super Stock series. The World Series was the fifth of the six-race Victory Performance Nostalgia Super Stock series presented by Mickey Thompson Tires and DragRacingOnline.com.

Twenty-one of the 34 Super Stockers entered were Mopars and they dominated qualifying with nine of the top ten qualified cars being Mopars.

(Matt Mothershed photo)

Scott Bourrell from Clear Lake, IN, brought his 9-second ‘64 Dodge to the World Series and was one of two cars dialed at 9.50 during the race. Bourrell had the fastest speed of the event for the N/SS recording a 141.76 during qualifying