Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix entertains big crowds in 27th year

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix entertains big crowds in 27th year Read more

The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the karting street race that national driver Race Liberante once called “the baddest-ass go-kart race in the world,” once again put on quite a show. This year, the largest crowd since pre-Covid years lined the course and was treated to some great action by some of the nation’s top drivers. Heavy rain late Saturday forced 3 heat races to be moved to Sunday morning, but the rest of the program was right on schedule.

Music, vendors and lots of racing fun at 27TH Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix

Music, vendors and lots of racing fun at 27TH Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Read more

The 27th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, this year will feature 18 racing classes. Admission is free to this family-oriented event. Racing is schedule for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with morning practice and afternoon qualifying heat races on Saturday, followed by practice, opening ceremonies and 18 feature races Sunday.

Registration now open for Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix

Registration now open for Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Read more

Registration is now open for the 27th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s most prestigious karting street race, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4.

Karters invited to ‘Return to The Rock’ Sept. 3-4, 2022

Karters invited to ‘Return to The Rock’ Sept. 3-4, 2022 Read more

As the Covid pandemic hopefully moves into the rear-view mirror, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest go-kart street race, is preparing for its 27th year by inviting kart racers to “Return To The Rock.”

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix sets race classes for Sept. 3-4, 2022

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix sets race classes for Sept. 3-4, 2022 Read more

Organizers of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix have announced a wide-ranging class lineup for the 27th running of the world’s largest karting street race on Sept. 3-4, 2022. The race lineup remains essentially unchanged from last year with one exception. A driver survey conducted last Fall, and subsequent discussions with racers, urged race organizers to bring back a senior Yamaha can class in 2022.

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix 26th running set for Sept. 4-5, 2021

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix 26th running set for Sept. 4-5, 2021 Read more

After shutting down for a year due to the Coronavirus, organizers of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, have announced plans for the race to return to its usual Labor Day weekend dates, Sept. 4-5, this year. It will be the 26th year for this popular motorsport event, run through the downtown streets of the city’s Arts & Entertainment District.

Rock Island readies for 20th running of King of the Streets sponsored by LeCont Tires

Rock Island readies for 20th running of King of the Streets sponsored by LeCont Tires Read more

King of the Streets is one of the most coveted titles that can be won in North American karting and is always one of the headline races at the Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. This year’s race is August 31 and September 1.