Classes set for Xstream Rock Island Grand Prix in September

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Organizers of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, understood by rivals as “The Rock,” have revealed the class lineup for the 26th running of the globe’s largest karting road race Sept. 4-5.

This will certainly mark the very first year of the occasion’s operation with the National Karting Alliance, Kart Racing a news release states.

Joe Janowski and his National Karting Alliance group will take over race procedures, marketing and promo, with the Rock Island organization continuing to take care of planning and implementation of the occasion on the ground in Rock Island. Terry Riggins will return as race director and a lot of the previous group of Rock Island officials will return and be supplemented by NKA team.

With the United States Car Club (USAC), the race will certainly once more be on the motorsports schedule of the Automobile Competitors Committee for the United States (ACCUS), the umbrella company for approving Kart Racing bodies in the UNITED STATE and official intermediary to the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA). This makes it lawful for any person with an FIA/CIK certificate to race at “The Rock.” Yearly the race attracts greater than one hundred race groups as well as thousands of viewers. National Karting Alliance guidelines as well as additional Rock Island rules will certainly be made use of.

Enrollment will certainly open up July 1 utilizing the Kart Pass application. View the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix web site.

A room block for racers has been established at the Vacation Inn in Rock Island. Kart Racing Races will certainly once more be featured o the eKartingNews Trackside Live stream.

One adjustment over previous years, prompted by a lost year of competitors due to COVID-19 as well as loss of several key sponsors, is that a lot of classes will certainly run as trophy courses with the Rock prize for victors in addition to trophies for second and also 3rd location. Pro classes will be offered class for King of the Streets Open Shifter; Briggs & Stratton 206cc and 100cc 2-cycle karts will certainly race for King of The Rock titles, Kart Racing prizes and $1,000 to win. Added payments for the 3 money races will certainly be $750 for second, $375 for third, $225 for 4th as well as $200 for 5th. All Rocks, prizes and checks in addition to auto racing products will certainly be presented at the Sunday night Honors Event at the Rock Island Holiday Inn Ballroom.

” The Rock Island Grand Prix has actually been part of the NKA family members for years, and also we could not be much more excited to play a larger role in the production of the 26th operating of this fantastic occasion. Kart Racing Our objective is to bring things we have found out in over 36 years of event production in different techniques to the occasion while still keeping things that have actually made RIGP the greatest street karting race worldwide,” said Joe Janowski, CEO of National Karting Alliance.

Race organizers prepare increased event weekend activities with new activities for both race teams and spectators.

” The focus of our group in Rock Island, besides a smooth change with the National Karting Partnership, has been to boost the race weekend break experience for both the race teams and viewers. From a new revealing group to a slew of connected activities, enjoyment as well as brand-new race apps, our objective this year is for individuals to leave Rock Island claiming they can’t wait to find back,” said Roger Ruthhart, Kart Racing president of the Rock Island Grand Prix organization.

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