eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2019 – Evan Stamer

Margay driver grabs first career Rock trophies from Rock Island Grand Prix

Oct 24, 2019
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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 10, 2019
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One of the longest running events in North American karting is the Rock Island Grand Prix. The world-famous street race in Rock Island, Illinois hosted the 25th edition on August 31-September 1 with racers from all over converging on the Quad Cities area for fun on and off the track. Two action-packed days fill up […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Liberante claims King of the Streets as Lawson, Neilson and Goettsch add to their record totals

Sep 01, 2019
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Labor Day weekend for the sport of karting is about the Rock Island Grand Prix. The famed street race through the downtown road of Rock Island, Illinois celebrated the 25th running, welcoming another stellar paddock of local stars, grassroots racers, and top pilots from around the country. In total, 18 categories battled for the coveted […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

25th running of world’s largest street race takes place this Labor Day weekend in Quad Cities

Aug 30, 2019
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History is set to be made this Saturday when karts hit the streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The 25th edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom begins at 8am Saturday morning when the first practice sessions around the 6/10-mile course. The course and planning of the Labor Day weekend racing festival […]

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Aug 23, 2019
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The Extreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will host the 20th running of the exciting King of the Streets shifter kart race sponsored by LeCont Tires. 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 […]

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Aug 21, 2019
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One of the longest running events in United States karting – the Rock Island Grand Prix – is about to write the 25th chapter of the famed Labor Day street race. Each year, a group of volunteers plan and execute a two-day racing festival in the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities […]

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Aug 19, 2019
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has become the largest street race in the world, and the longest running at the same time. Every Labor Day weekend, karters from all over converge on the Quad Cities area to compete for two days in the city streets, ready to celebrate the 25th edition on August 31-September 1. […]

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Aug 01, 2019
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The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom has announced its race staff for 2019, the event’s 25th anniversary. Rock Island is the only time each year that this all-star team of officials work together. “Over the years we have had the top officials available from across the U.S. and Canada. A major street […]

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Jul 25, 2019
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Earlier this year, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom announced plans to allow the 175cc SSE shifter engine to run in King of the Streets, Open shifter and Masters shifter classes. RIGP agreed at that time to review the engine’s performance at other races and make weight adjustments if needed. Today, the […]

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Jul 18, 2019
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In preparation for the 25th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, organizers reached out to friends and participants for suggestions to help make the event special. Many suggested changing up the race course after 25 years. Due to the challenges of a temporary circuit, brick roads, demands by neighboring property owners, locations of electricity and […]

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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
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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
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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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