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The Rock Island Grand Prix is the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race.

"Talk with any racer or spectator and they will rave about the experience. It’s simply the most fun you can have in kart racing, both on and off the track."

During the day, racers go head to head against the best in the sport on the safest street circuit in karting. At night competitors and spectators enjoy the nightlife of The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District.

Exitement at the Rock Island Grand PrixThe Rock Island Grand Prix ranks as the ultimate experience in kart racing. There is no greater thrill than racing through city streets at speeds approaching 100 MPH, one inch off the ground as thousands of spectators cheer you on.

A family of more than 200 volunteers reunite each year to produce the race weekend for competitors who come from coast to coast as well as many foreign countries. There is nothing like the atmosphere of “The Rock.”


Conceived as a family festival event with free general admission, the Rock Island Grand Prix also features...

* Great Food
* Vendor Booths and Displays
* Family Activities
* Outdoor Concerts
* Live Music Venues
* Comedy Clubs
* Dinner Theater
* Restaurants and Bars
* Art Galleries
* Shops

All this forms the backdrop for an exciting weekend of racing. It’s all within walking distance of the Holiday Inn and the paddock area. Nearby, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel offers a Vegas-style diversion.

The Rock Island Grand Prix is the place to be as both drivers and fans can enjoy the experience of a lifetime each Labor Day Weekend. Plan to be a part of it this year.

 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors

Dispatch - Argus RIGP

Jumer's LogoHoliday Inn LogoO'Reilly Auto Parts Logo
Valspar
MG Tires
Intercontinental trophy cup
Advanced Medical Transport
Modern Woodmen RIGP Sponsor
L&W BeddingCurry's Transportation Services
Modern Woodman Bank

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SCHEDULE:

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29
2-10 p.m.: Competitor sign-in open at Holiday Inn, Rock Island.
2-5 p.m.: Pre-race tech/scrutineering open at the off-site staging area, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island.
5 p.m.: Streets close in The District of Rock Island.
6-11 p.m.: Pits open.
7-10 p.m.: Pre-race tech/scrutineering open on the pre-grid.
8 p.m.: Outdoor music on the East Plaza Stage sponsored by Rock Island Brewing Company. All ages show. Admission charged.

SATURDAY, AUG. 30
7 a.m.: Pits open.
7-9 a.m.: Driver sign-in open at Holiday Inn, Rock Island.
7 a.m.: Pre-race tech/scrutineering for overnight arrivals only.
7:15 a.m.: Mandatory Driver's Meeting in front of The Argus, followed by second mandatory Drivers Meeting for Junior Drivers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Practice rounds. Five-minute sessions. Crossing breaks every four rounds.
10 a.m.: Grand Prix Marketplace vendors open.
1 p.m.: Casey's Race Against Hunger and Vintage Kart races.
1:45-5:30 p.m.: Timed qualifying.
5:30 p.m.: Track closes at conclusion of racing.
8 p.m.: Outdoor music on the East Plaza Stage sponsored by the Rock Island Brewing Company featuring The Travoltas. All ages show. Admission charged.

SUNDAY, AUG. 31
8 a.m.: Final practice round begins.
10 a.m.: Grand Prix Marketplace vendors open.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Quad-Cities Camaro Club Car Show.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Family Fun Zone open in the infield.
11 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies.
11:30 a.m.: Kid’s Autograph Session. Start/Finish line.
11:45 a.m.: Racing begins.
4:45 p.m.: Racing ends.
8 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, Holiday Inn.
8 p.m.: Outdoor music on the East Plaza Stage sponsored by the Rock Island Brewing Company featuring The Travoltas. All ages show. Admission charged.

MONDAY, SEPT. 1
9:30 a.m.: Annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade. 18th Ave. and 24th St.
Dusk: Red, White and Boom Fireworks over the Mississippi River.

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