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    Rock Island Grand Prix

    Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom registration opens 24th annual event in September

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - 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
    This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. Competitors in Briggs & Stratton 206 Heavy, Yamaha Heavy, 125 Open Shifter and Margay Ignite Senior must sign up to participate in the series as part of the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park June 9-10. The second leg will be run at either the Battle of the Brickyard, July 4-6 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Ignite Senior or the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix, August 10-12, in Elkhart, Ind.

    Sign up for the Triple Crown Here:
    https://www.quincygrandprix.com/onli...-championships

    2) This year we have dropped the two TAG classes due to low participation in 2017. We have added a Briggs & Stratton 206 Medium 2 class run on the same tires as the Briggs 206 Medium 1 class. We have also added an X30 Senior class.

    3) A second 125 Shifter Open class is being offered, but the requirement to run the same tires as King of the Streets has been dropped. Also the weight breaks have been further adjusted to benefit stock Honda entries.

    4) Spec Hoosier tires will be required for all Briggs & Stratton 206 (except Ignite) and all Yamaha classes. Tires are available at the discounted price of $185/set through registration. See Supplemental Rules for tire specifics. Extra sets may also be purchased at this discounted price.

    There have also been other rules adjustments so as always we encourage you to review in detail the Supplemental Rules which are under final review and will be posted to our website soon.

    Once again this year Briggs & Stratton is generously supporting our B&S 206 racers by paying $100 of the entry fee on the second B&S 206 class entered. This discount is available to the first 30 registrants only (one to a customer). When you register, choose the class with the $125 entry fee for your first entry and the class with the $25 entry fee for your second entry. Additional entries should then be made at the $125 rate. The $25 entry option will disappear once the 30 discounted entries have been claimed.

    This year, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will again operate under a United States Auto Club (USAC) license. Licensing is especially important for foreign drivers who wish to compete at Rock Island without risk of having punitive action taken in their home country as a result of competing in a non-sanctioned event.

    Another change this year is that for classes with more than 40 entries, the top 24 positions will be filled from the heat races. The remainder will compete in a Last Chance Qualifier for the final 16 starting positions in the Feature. Again this year, no entries will be accepted after Heat races have been run.

    To ENTER please do one of the following:

    1) Go to Raceday, log in and update your driver account. This is where you provide updated address, phone number, email, transponder number, kart number, insurance carrier, as well as chassis/engine/tire data. You can do that here:

    https://rigp.raceday.pro/sign_in


    Or you can access it through the Competitor's Page at the Rock Island Grand Prix website, rockislandgrandprix.com

    Once you have done that you can proceed to the 2018 Event Sign-In

    2) You can also print off the page, circle class and add-on items and mail it to us with your check. Due to so few entries being submitted this way there is no longer a pdf entry form.

    Sponsors for this year’s event include: Mediacom, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Hoosier Tires, LeCont Tires, AT&T, Gett Industries, Briggs & Stratton Racing, Modern Woodman Financial/ Joe Schurr agent, CBS TV4 / Fox 18 and CW, Schurr Power Racing Engines, Sunbelt Rentals, AMT Ambulance, Johannes Bus Service, The Dispatch-Rock Island Argus-QC Online.com, Modern Woodman Bank, Holiday Inn Rock Island, eKartingnews.com, Courtesy Car City, Gas & Electric Credit Union, Rogan Scale, J&J Camper Sales, 61 Kartway, Triple E Sales, Curry’s Transportation, Miller Trucking and Excavating, Jim Daw’s Trucking, Brenny’s Motorcycle Center and the local radio stations Q106, Fox Sports QC, WOC and WLLR.

    As always we are ready to answer any questions you have. More information can be found at rockislangrandprix.com . See you in September!

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    RIGP wrote:

    4) Spec Hoosier tires will be required for all Briggs & Stratton 206 (except Ignite) and all Yamaha classes. Tires are available at the discounted price of $185/set through registration. See Supplemental Rules for tire specifics. Extra sets may also be purchased at this discounted price.

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    Could not find 2018 info on website.

    What is the spec Hoosier compound for 2018 event??

    Thanks, Mike

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    Unlimited class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hamilton View Post
    Unlimited class?
    Only lasted a couple years. Gone last year.

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    please could u post the Address of the race location.Thanks,Wayne

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    Spec tires can be found in Supplemental Rules here:
    http://rockislandgrandprix.com/image...ntal-rules.pdf

    There is no Open class this year... unless you qualify as a Vintage racer. It was dropped due to lack of participation.

    Race location... downtown Rock Island, Ill. If you need a specific address maybe Holiday Inn, 226 17th Street

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    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – 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 Open Shifter race sponsored by LeCont Tires.

    Among the awards recently announced are:

    Margay Racing/Bridgestone will present a set of tires to any driver winning a race on Bridgestone tires. This includes the Ignite classes.

    Other King of the Streets awards include:

    TB Kart in Indianapolis will present a can of C12 to drivers with the fastest times in stock moto and KZ in the KOS Final.

    Kartpulse.com is awarding $100 to the highest finishing stock moto kart in KOS.

    Chi Town Karting will award $100 to the fifth place finisher and the highest finisher over age 30 in the KOS Final.

    Rok Cup USA will provide a first place full entry and engine rental for Rok The Rio later this year. Second and third place finishers in King of the Streets will win an engine rental for the event.

    Hoosier and MG tires are offering contingency prizes for the King of the Streets race.

    Josh Lane will kick in an additional $500 in prize money to be split between first, second and third place if entries hit 30 in King of the Streets.

    Indy Kart Werks /GP USA will pay $200 to the Hard Charger in KOS Final – the driver who gains the most positions during the race.

    The RIGP thanks Josh Lane for his efforts in gathering prizes and promoting this year’s King of the Streets.

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    New staging area for arriving competitors at Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - 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 Jumer's Casino & Hotel which is located at the intersection of Interstate 280 and Rte. 92. From the west on I-280 take the first exit after the Mississippi River (south, Andalusia). From the east, it is the last exit before the river and you will see the casino on the left before you get to the exit. From downtown Rock Island, go west on First Avenue along the riverfront which changes into the Rock Island Parkway / Route 92. You will see the casino entrance after you pass over I-280.

    This location will provide ample parking and allow easy access to Jumer's Hotel if you are staying there, restaurants, restrooms and, of course, the casino for those over age 21. A shuttle will run continuously from the site to the Holiday Inn Hotel - race headquarters in downtown Rock Island.

    Upon entering the Jumer's complex, follow the lane marked "Casino." After entering the parking lot area follow the "Hotel" signs on the outer drive. Pit steward Denny Marion and his crew will be stationed at the base of the large Jumer's Casino sign and will direct you to park. Pre-tech inspections will also be done at this location Friday afternoon.

    All competitors are expected to leave their equipment in this designated area until released. You will be directed how to get downtown and to your proper pit assignment prior to that time.

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