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Rock Island Grand Prix
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world's largest karting street race held Labor Day weekend, has announced its race classes for 2012. Presenting sponsors are AT&T and Casey’s General Stores.
The organizing committee also agreed that no classes will be dropped in 2012 with agreement from drivers registered for the class.
Some adjustments to the Supplemental Rules have been made as well as some class weight adjustments in response to driver requests.
The 4-cycle Clone Medium class will be the final event in the Rock Island
Grand Prix Midwest Clone Series. The series will feature Clone Medium
events in May, June and July at 61 Kartway in Iowa, Midstate Kart Club
in Illinois and Michiana Raceway Park in Indiana, with the final race
of the series at Rock Island. All races will run RIGP Clone rules and
each participant is allowed one drop.
Classes approved – listed in no particular order – are:
1) King of Streets
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)