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
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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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Jun 04, 2018
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. WHAT’S NEW 1) This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. […]

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May 22, 2018
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Registration is now open for the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park and the Triple Crown of Karting. You can register here: https://www.quincygrandprix.com/online-entry/sunday-championships Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting are joining forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded […]

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Iconic History Comes Alive with Triple Crown of Karting

Quincy, Elkhart and Rock Island street races form unique trio of events

Apr 18, 2018
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Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting will join forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded to the top street racers in 4 classes. Points will be awarded at the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park, June 9-10 […]

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Cooper Tires Teams With EKN Radio Network

Major brand to support EKN Trackside Live Tour

Apr 04, 2018
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For the last three years, Cooper Tires has served as the eKartingNews.com Presenting Sponsor for live audio coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Findlay, Ohio-based tire manufacturer will increase this relationship in 2018, adding their name to the EKN Trackside Live Tour Presented by Cooper Tires. EKN’s […]

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OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Spec program piloted by top American chassis manufacturer at Rock Island Grand Prix for third straight year

Dec 06, 2017
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Each Labor Day weekend, the city of Rock Island, Illinois turns into karting mecca. The Rock Island Grand Prix – a volunteer-based event and organization – welcomes racers from all over the country and select countries from around the world, all arriving for the chance to compete on the city streets in a two-day karting […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2017 – Cal Stewart

Last year’s Rock Island Grand Prix star adds three victories to two-year total

Oct 30, 2017
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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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From the Tower: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

Entries eclipse 300 for first time in decade as Labor Day festival continues fun on and off the track

Sep 14, 2017
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For the 23rd time, the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois was turned into a racing circuit over the Labor Day weekend. The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix welcomed over 300 entries for the first time since 2007, nearly double the amount from the 2014. The coveted Rock trophy was the goal […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Stewart and Neilson collect three Rock trophies

Sep 03, 2017
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The 23rd edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom completed with perfect weather conditions all weekend long. The Labor Day festival for the Quad Cities area welcomed racers from across the country, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the non-profit volunteer organization that turns the city streets at 5pm […]

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