Experience the thrill of racing through the tree-lined streets of downtown Rock Island as thousands of spectators cheer you on.
Motorsports fans across the nation know if it’s Labor Day Weekend, it’s time for the Rock Island Grand Prix, one of the premier professional karting events in the world!!
Drivers from coast to coast representing 35 states, Canada, Mexico, France, Colombia, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Argentina, Bermuda, Italy, Poland and the Philippines have participated in the largest karting street race in the world and one of the largest and most popular kart racing events in North America.
The unique practice-qualify-race format puts everyone on equal footing. With the track not complete until Friday night, there is no opportunity for advance practice. Several layers of fencing, and Scribner barriers on the interior and exterior of each corner, backed by straw and tires make the Rock Island street course one of the safest in the world.
The Rock Island Grand Prix combines the thrill of professional racing with the energy of a District festival event weekend on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Rock Island Grand Prix is simply the most fun you will have in karting – both on and off the track.