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  • #53713

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    It’s that time. The calendar has flipped over to September, and Labor Day weekend is upon us. That means to load up the kart in the trailer and head out to the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. This will be the 21st edition of the fun event, on and off the track for the two-day street race. Racers from all across North America will be in attendance, competing in the 15 categories offered.

    EKN will have complete coverage of the weekend, including updates and results here, along with the Social Media links

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    Find out more by visiting the RIGP section of the website

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    #53793

    Mark Erpelding
    Participant

    How many racers would like to see Rock Island have a spec tire for your class?   Would more racers attend if they had a spec tire?  Do you like the open tire rule?

    We spend our money on Racin, Whiskey and Women.... The rest we waste....

    #53841

    Roger Ruthhart
    Participant

    I’ll be interested in seeing the responses, but we have asked this for several years in our driver surveys. 30 percent yes for spec tires, 50 percent no, and the rest don’t care or have no opinion.

    What we hear verbalized in favor of a spec tire is that with the open tire rule, to be competitive you have to buy and test several different tires in practice (although not sure everyone does that!). The argument FOR the open tire rule is that I have a trailer full of tires that I’ve used all season and now near the end of the racing calendar you are asking me to buy and use tires I’ve never raced on before, I don’t want to do that. And we have a lot of racers who come from different tracks or series that have their own spec tire — shouldn’t they be able to continue to use those?

    Last year we have several gearbox drivers who for the reason stated said we should make MG the spec tire for those classes since that’s what they run in SKUSA all season. Made sense and we thought we were responding to desires of our racers so we did that … and our entries went down. This year we are back to open tire and entries are back up.

    We have run open tires and compounds for many years successfully. We think racers should be able to use what they think performs best for them and what they feel safest with. And why shouldn’t tires be part of the setup equation for racing?

    We have worked with all of the tires companies over the years to do promotions for the benefit of our racers and will continue to do so if the tire distributors want to. We also greatly appreciate the long-term sponsorship of the King of the Streets race by MG .. and even as the race sponsor they have not demanded to be a spec tire. Wagner and his crew are also big supporters of our event and we appreciate that.

    Time for me to go have a race. Have a good discussion.

     

     

    #53888

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Briggs 206 Heavy Final
    1. Tony Neilson
    2. Dylan North
    3. Matt Pewe
    4. Scott Kleman
    5. Connor Lund
    6. Allen Bortreger
    7. Logan Smith
    8. Scott Barnes
    9. Ken Williams
    10. Kent Schonberger

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    #53889

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Yamaha SuperCan Heavy Final
    1. Tim Goettsch +0.096
    2. Tony Jump
    3. Morgan Schuler
    4. Carter Pease
    5. Weston Moon
    6. Casey Jacobs
    7. Alex Angel
    8. Jason Ewers
    9. Dustin Blomme
    10. Chad Peppers

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    #53891

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Clone Heavy
    1. Matt Pewe +0.086
    2. Jesse Clossey
    3. Michael Dittmer
    4. Al Cram
    5. Joseph Rapp
    6. Ty Schurr
    7. Mark Petersen
    8. Nelson Ullinskey
    9. Tyler Petersen
    10. Casey Newmarch

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    #53893

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    King of the Streets Final
    1. Josh Lane +2.651
    2. Alex Conlin
    3. Scott Barnes
    4. Lance Lane
    5. Cody Elliott
    6. Jason Alden
    7. Jenna Grillo
    8. Colton Aldridge
    9. Caleb Smock
    10. Garrick Miller

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    #53895

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    TaG Masters Final
    1. Ethan Wilson +0.20
    2. Anthony Honeywell
    3. Ryan Starzyk
    4. Brian Wake
    5. Gary Roehl
    6. Christopher Wilberg
    7. Marciano Santos
    8. Paul Russo
    9. Shane Wells
    10. Dean Leifheit

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    #53896

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Briggs LO206 Medium
    1. Tony Neilson +0.233
    2. Scott Kleman
    3. Scott Barnes
    4. Matt Pewe
    5. Connor Lund
    6. Ryan Otterman
    7. Greg Jasperson
    8. Kent Schonberger
    9. Chris Rossiter
    10. Robby Warner

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    #53897

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Yamaha SuperCan Medium
    1. Tony Neilson +1.304
    2. Tony Jump
    3. Devon Smith
    4. Michael Dittmer
    5. Dustin Blomme
    6. Austin Osborne
    7. Killian Keaveny
    8. Aaron Bromberek
    9. Josh Fisher
    10. Erin Dunn

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    #53899

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Margay Ignite Final
    1. Jeremy Remick +0.093
    2. Jeffrey Dolian
    3. Keith Schaff
    4. Nick Todtenhaupt
    5. Colten Dudici
    6. Dicky Wilson
    7. Al Cram
    8. Michael Scharf
    9. Chris Prey
    10. Austin Blair

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    #53900

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    TaG Senior Final
    1. Scott Hargrove
    2. Austin Osborne
    3. Josh Lane
    4. Lane Vacala
    5. Gary Roehl
    6. Aaron Snyder
    7. Christopher Wilberg
    8. Raphael De Campos
    9. Monroe Jordan
    10. Don McGregor

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    #53901

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Briggs LO206 Masters Final
    1. Tony Neilson +9.028
    2. Ken Williams
    3. Robby Warner
    4. Bryan Bernloehr
    5. Jason Birdsell
    6. Greg Jasperson
    7. Stacey Gunn
    8. Jesse Pritchett
    9. Larry Luedtke
    10. Damon Cuccia

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    #53905

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    125 Masters Final
    1. Scott Barnes +3.944
    2. Jason Alden
    3. Terry Riggins
    4. Lance Lane
    5. Daniel Laporta
    6. Tom Wood
    7. Garrick Miller
    8. Darrick Lang
    9. Devon Smith
    10. Eric Riggs

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    #53909

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Briggs LO206 Heavy 2 Final
    1. Tony Neilson +0.230
    2. Connor Lund
    3. Matt Pewe
    4. Logan Smith
    5. Derek Hastings
    6. Dylan North
    7. Kent Schonberger
    8. Scott Kleman
    9. Jordan Bernloehr
    10. Greg Jasperson

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    #53910

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Yamaha SuperCan Heavy 2 Final
    1. Tony Neilson +0.501
    2. Austin Osborne
    3. Weston Moon
    4. Mike Welsh
    5. Morgan Schuler
    6. Tim Goettsch
    7. Alex Angel
    8. Killian Keaveny
    9. Casey Jacobs
    10. Erin Dunn

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    #53971

    Doug Harden
    Participant

    Here’s a recap from Harden Racing….who also lost our GoPro4..in case anyone found it….

     

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155956923580394&id=174781385393

     

     

     

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