eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – September 2013 – Gary Lawson

Ohio driver continues reign over Rock Island GP after two year hiatus

Oct 22, 2013 Lawson returned to the Rock Island Grand Prix after two years, adding four victories to his win total (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013 Cole piloting the Victory Kart / LO 206 around the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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EKN TV: Rock Island Grand Prix On-Board w/Todd Bolton

Amazing Yamaha SuperCan Medium action caught on GoPro

Sep 13, 2013 EKN Trackside Live logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

Each Labor Day weekend, droves of karters from across the country have traveled to the Rock Island Grand Prix. The Quad Cities festival event is something like no other, tagged as the world’s largest street race. Both on and off the track, the excitement never ends. After 19 editions of the event, this year’s races […]

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EKN Trackside: Rock Island Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Lawson adds four to win total, Musser earns third KoS crown

Sep 01, 2013 All-time race winner Gary Lawson added four in his return to the Rock
(Photo: Joe Brittin)
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It was a weekend of history as the 19th Rock Island Grand Prix completed Sunday. The Quad Cities street race festival saw record temperatures, and records set on-track throughout the two-day event. A number of new fast times were set in the 14 categories offered this year, with a number of drivers making history. Gary […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix

August 31-September 1, 2013: Rock Island, Illinois

Sep 01, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The 19th annual Rock Island Grand Prix took place during its traditional Labor Day weekend, with 15 categories racing through the streets of the Quad Cities streets along the Mississippi River. Roughly 240 entries took part in the two-day event, including two rounds of practice and qualifying on Saturday, with the main events taking part […]

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EKN Trackside: Rock Island Grand Prix – Saturday Report

Musser bags pole position in King of the Streets, Lawson marks return with three as does Chelootz

Aug 31, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The opening day of the 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix went into the books on Saturday as the over 200 entries took to the streets of the Quad Cities for the first day of action. The weather was hot, and the track was fast as a number of new track records were recorded during the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

19th annual event set for the streets of Quad Cities

Aug 30, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Labor Day weekend brings its traditions for everyone. For karters, it brings the annual pilgrimage to the Quad Cities area as they venture for a piece of the Rock Island Grand Prix experience. The two-day street race in Rock Island Grand Prix is unlike any other event, offering up the opportunity to race down the […]

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EKN OnTrack: Staff Heads to Rock Island Grand Prix

Howden and Cole to bring helmets this year for return to action

Aug 29, 2013 EKN-OnTrack
Written by Rob Howden | 5 Comment

There is just something special about the Rock Island Grand Prix, and it likely comes down to its uniqueness among the list of top national karting events in the United States.  The race is run like a well-oiled machine thanks to years of dedicated service by a passionate management team and their hard-working crew of […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix Setting Up for Another Memorable Labor Day Weekend

19th annual event prepares for karting action to hit the Quad City streets

Aug 15, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

If you have never experienced the sensation of kart racing on the city streets, the Rock Island Grand Prix needs to be on your personal bucket list. The Labor Day Quad City street race is the equivalent of a PGA ‘Major’ for the sport of karting, as competitors double the labeled speed limits of the […]

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Industry News: MRP Motorsport/Birel America to Provide Free Entries for Birel/LO206 Racers at Rock Island Grand Prix

First 10 competitors racing a Birel chassis in Briggs LO206 class is awarded a free entry

Aug 12, 2013 Birel America logo
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With less than three weeks before the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race, the Rock Island Grand Prix, MRP Motorsport/BirelAmerica.com have set out to give back to ten lucky Birel racers looking to enter the Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes on the weekend by awarding them with a free entry. “For over 25 […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Offering Casey’s Race Against Hunger TaG Senior Saturday Afternoon

Annual Labor Day street race urging driver, spectator donations for River Bend Foodbank

Aug 08, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has been delivering free family entertainment on Labor Day Weekend for 19 years. This year organizers are asking spectators for something in return. A new feature for this year’s event is the Casey’s General Stores Race Against Hunger on Saturday. The Casey’s Race Against Hunger, and a new Vintage Kart […]

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Jul 18, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, presented by AT&T and Casey’s General Stores, and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and The Bondurant SuperKart School, have announced an exciting program for drivers participating in the this year’s races at Rock Island. Each winner of the 15 modern (not Vintage) classes at this year’s Rock […]

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Jul 15, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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Rock Island Grand Prix is excited to announce that MG Tires will be the sponsor of this year’s King of the Streets stock Honda race. King of the Streets is one of the most coveted titles that can be won in North American karting and is always one of the headline races at the Rock […]

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Briggs & Stratton and Rock Island Grand Prix Announce $25 Entry Fee for Second LO 206 Race

Engine manufacturer to support racers registration for Labor Day street race

Jul 03, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 class at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend. In an effort to respond to competitor’s requests for more track time, the Rock Island Grand […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix Registration Open

Labor Day street race pre-entry has begun

May 17, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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Registration is now open for the 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix street race, August 31 & September 1 in Rock Island, Illinois, presented by AT&T and Casey’s General Stores. There are three ways you can enter. 1) Go to the website - http://www.rockislandgrandprix.com - click on the Competitors link at the top of the home page. Half […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix Race Classes Set

Labor Day street race to offer 16 total classes

Apr 22, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, presented by AT&T and Casey’s General Stores, has announced the class lineup for 2013. This year’s classes reflect feedback from racers seeking more track time, organizers said. “During the off season, we surveyed racers on a variety of issues. The one point we kept hearing was the racers would like […]

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