The Rock Celebrating 25th Anniversary in 2019

Rock Island Grand Prix is a karting ‘bucket list’ event

Jul 15, 2019
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For the last 25 years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has been one of the core karting events in North America. We use the term ‘bucket list’ when describing the race because it’s a one-of-a-kind event that every karter should experience at least once. That said, if you attend once, you’re very likely coming back. […]

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Jul 12, 2019
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In 1956, Art Ingeles is credited with building the first kart in his garage in California and testing it in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl. Soon after, the seeds of kart racing were planted just south of Rock Island. Kart racing was introduced to the Quad-Cities area in 1958 on a dirt track […]

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Inaugural KA-LO Cup at COTA Karting Finalizes Prize Package

Grassroots special event in Texas now presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing

May 29, 2019
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With just a few weeks remaining, P1 Promotions has finalized the prize package offerings for the inaugural KA-LO Cup presented by Croc Promotion USA and Mad Old Nut Racing taking place June 14-16 at the Circuit of the Americas Karting facility in Austin, Texas.  Mark and Gina French, of P1 Promotions, have put together a […]

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May 28, 2019
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Registration is now open for the 25th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held August 31 and Sept. 1, 2019 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. This year will also feature the 20th running of the King of the Streets shifter race. Rock Island city officials have committed to […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Rock Island Grand Prix?

Labor Day weekend event to celebrate 25th edition in 2019

Dec 21, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Not many events in the sport of karting maintain their status long enough to hit the 25-year mark. The Rock Island Grand Prix is one of those races. The Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa will play host the 25th edition of this iconic event on August 31 – September 1, 2019. The Labor […]

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OnTrack: TB Kart S55

Seventh straight Rock Island Grand Prix behind the wheel, joining TB Kart Indy for Labor Day weekend

Nov 30, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There is no other event like it in North America, or around the world. It’s the Rock Island Grand Prix. The Labor Day weekend street race brings karters to the Quad Cities area and Rock Island, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, to compete for two days around the city’s Arts […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2018 – Riley Scott

15-year-old from Quincy beats out RIGP legends to score two Rock trophies in first start

Oct 12, 2018
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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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Sep 21, 2018
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The first champions of the Triple Crown or Karting were crowned at the annual Awards Ceremony following the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Triple Crown of Karting awards were given as the result of points won in Briggs & Stratton 206 Heavy, Yamaha SuperCan Heavy and 125cc Open Shifter at Quincy, Elkhart […]

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Sep 11, 2018
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The 24th edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix was held over Labor Day weekend. Karters from all over the country and the world traveled to the Quad Cities area to compete in the two-day racing festival in Rock Island, Illinois. Racers battled wet weather early before the skies opened up for perfect racing conditions […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

van der Steur grabs King of the Streets to lead multiple first time winners

Sep 02, 2018
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The 2018 Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom took place this weekend in the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities area welcomed karters from all over the country and the world, taking on the 6/10-mile street course over Saturday and Sunday. The Labor Day festival saw rain hit the event […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

24th edition of Labor Day street race festival welcomes karters to Quad Cities area

Aug 31, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Unless you have been there, not many words can describe this event. For some, it is the most fun you can have on and off the track. Others, it’s a chance to push yourself to the extreme limits. And for a handful of racers, it’s home. The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom […]

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Aug 29, 2018
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1) If you have not yet made yourself familiar with the new staging area for those arriving early on Friday, please review that information here: http://rockislandgrandprix.com/news_releases/2018/news_staging-area.html 2) The X30 class has been dropped for lack or entrants. 3) At the request of Margay and the Ignite Masters competitors, the weight for that class has been […]

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Aug 28, 2018
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With two rounds of action complete, the battle is tight in the first Triple Crown of Karting as competitors prepare for the final round of action at the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom on Labor Day Weekend in Rock Island, Ill. Previous rounds of the Triple Crown were run at the Quincy […]

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Aug 21, 2018
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Hoosier Tire is proud to offer a contingency program to reward those drivers competing in the King of the Streets race at the 2018 Rock Island Grand Prix. The program details are outlined below: $1000.00 to win or $500.00 to the highest finisher The contingency payout will be awarded based on the following criteria: Driver […]

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Aug 14, 2018
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Prize packages continue to roll in for the 24th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, the world’s largest karting street race, to be run through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. Sept. 1-2. That is especially the case for the 19th running of the King of the Streets 125 […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Each Labor Day weekend, karters flock to the Quad Cities area to take part in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. The Illinois city along the Mississippi River will host the 24th edition of the RIGP with a host of volunteers putting on the three-day festival. The featured entertainment is the two days of racing […]

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Jul 31, 2018
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At the request of a number of competitors we are adjusting our plans for 125 Shifter offerings at the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. The 2018 King of the Streets Open Shifter class will continue as outlined in our rules. This class already features a significant adjustment to weights with stock […]

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Jul 27, 2018
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There will be a new staging area for competitors arriving prior to 5 p.m. Friday, August 31 for this year’s Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. This year competitors are being asked to assemble in the parking lot at […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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As expected, the points battle is very tight after the early rounds of the Triple Crown of Karting at Quincy and the Battle at the Brickyard. The competition will now turn to the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix August 10-12 in Elkhart, Ind. before closing out Labor Day weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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Jun 14, 2018
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Hoosier Racing Tire and the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix have announced a partnership for the 2018 event held on Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. The board has opted to spec Hoosier R60A tires for all Briggs & Stratton 206 (except Ignite) and all Yamaha classes. Tires will be available at the discounted price of $185/set […]

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