Race registration now open for 25th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom

This year will also feature the 20th running of the King of the Streets shifter race.

Registration is now open for the 25th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held August 31 and Sept. 1, 2019 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. This year will also feature the 20th running of the King of the Streets shifter race.

Rock Island city officials have committed to street improvements at 8 key locations on the race course. As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, several key adjustments have also been made to make the course safer and more technically challenging.

This year, all Briggs and Yamaha drivers (except Ignite) must purchase one set of spec Hoosier tires through the Grand Prix at a bargain price of $195/set. Other classes remain open tire rule.
Several changes have also been made to the race lineup. A second Margay Ignite Senior class (run on same tires) has been added along with a Briggs CIK bodywork class. TAG Senior class returns this year. Also new is Stock Honda and IAME KA 100. Vintage classes have also been adjusted: Vintage Mac, Yamaha and Open. 

Classes that do not have at least 10 entries by August 1 may be dropped. It is up to drivers to assure there are adequate pre-entries to support their class.

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 Briggs racers by paying $100 of the entry fee on the second B&S 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.

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. 

In 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 create or 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 2019 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, 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, Holiday Inn Rock Island, eKartingnews.com, Courtesy Car City, Gas & Electric Credit Union, Rogan Scale, J&J Camper Sales, Triple E Sales, Curry’s Transportation, Miller Trucking and Excavating, Brenny’s Motorcycle Center and the local radio stations Q106, Fox Sports QC, WOC and WLLR and Hiland Toyota.

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

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