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Honda moto winners to get boost
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – Gearbox drivers with Honda power have a chance to increase the winners’ take at the Rock Island Grand Prix, the world's largest karting street race held Labor Day weekend. Presenting sponsors are AT&T and Casey’s General Stores.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) has announced that it will support
karting in a big way in 2012 with a number of contingency programs including
one at the Rock Island Grand Prix.
HPD is working with the Rock Island Grand Prix, Superkarts! USA Pro Tour, California ProKart Challenge, Northwest Karting Challenge and the World Karting Association to promote their Spec Honda classes. In total, Honda Performance Development will award $17,000 in cash and HPD Bucks to racers across the country.
At the Rock Island Grand Prix, the King of the Streets winner will receive 500 HPD Bucks for the victory, as will the 125cc Shifter Masters winner should they win on a kart powered by a Honda CR125 engine.
For competitors to be eligible for the HPD Contingency Programs, they must be a registered member of the Honda Racing Line Program with HPD prior to the events in which they hope to claim awards.
All karts will be required to display two Honda Racing HPD decals on
the front nose piece and lower portion of the fairing. Those decals will
be automatically mailed out to each racer when they register for the
Honda Racing Line Program (
HYPERLINK "http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/become-a-member/" \t "top" http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/become-a-member/).
For complete details, visit the HPD Contingency Programs section of their website ( HYPERLINK "http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/contingency-programs/" \t "top" http://hpd.honda.com/racing-line/contingency-programs/).
AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the United States
and one of the largest in the world. AT&T is the recognized world
leader in providing IP-based communications services to business and
the U.S. leader in providing wireless, high speed Internet access, local
and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services.
As part of its "three screen" integration strategy, AT&T
is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation
television services as AT&T U-verse TV. With 55.8 million subscribers,
AT&T provides international voice services to virtually every country
and territory in the world. It is a global company that sets the industry
standard for a new era of integrated communications and entertainment
services. The AT&T Foundation has contributed more than $1.8 billion
to nonprofit organizations around the country, putting it among the five
largest corporate foundations in the United States. ( HYPERLINK "http://www.att.com" www.att.com)
Casey’s General Stores, with headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, operates 1,645 stores in 11 Midwestern states. The first store was opened in 1968 by founder Don Lamberti. The majority of the group’s stores are in communities with a population of 5,000 or less. Casey’s success has been attributed to clean stores, restrooms and the friendly employees who pride themselves on customer service. Casey’s customers know that inside each store they will find dedicated, helpful and well-trained employees, exceptional prepared food and a clean environment in which to shop.(www.caseys.com)
The Rock Island Grand Prix is hosted by the Downtown Rock Island Arts and Entertainment District which features retail shops, excellent restaurants, live entertainment, dinner theater, art galleries and comedy clubs all within walking distance of the host hotel. Jumer’s Casino & Hotel is just a short drive away. Rock Island is located on the Mississippi River three hours west of Chicago in an area known as the Quad-Cities which straddles the river and the Illinois/Iowa border. It is at the intersection of Interstate highways 74, 88 and 80 and is served by Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill. ( HYPERLINK "http://www.ridistrict.com" www.ridistrict.com)