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 to tear through city streets for 27th year

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix to tear through city streets for 27th year Read more

Rock Island, Illinois - Dates have been set for the 27th running of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, on Sept 3-4, 2022. The race lineup and rules are expected to be similar to 2021, with some changes under discussion. Organizers say, after hopefully moving out of the Covid era, racers can expect race details to be announced much earlier in 2022.  Racer organizers will once again be working with local partners to provide a full and fun weekend of activities for both racers and spectators.

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.

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix announces new race partnership

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix announces new race partnership Read more

Having just completed its 25th year in 2019, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix kart race has announced a new partnership designed to ensure this great event continues for another 25 years. It was announced earlier this year that the race has been suspended for 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions but will return in 2021.

Clash of street race titans at ‘baddest ass go kart race in the world’

Clash of street race titans at ‘baddest ass go kart race in the world’ Read more

Two giants of North American street racing faced off again during the 25th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, world’s largest karting street race. After a five-year absence raising a family, Gary Lawson of Indiana returned to “The Rock” for the 25th edition in hopes of adding to his 28 wins at the prestigious event. Meanwhile, Tony Neilson entered 10 of the 17 classes offered hoping to add to his 20 careers wins at Rock Island and closing the gap on Lawson. Lawson won three of the four races he entered – one at the expense of Neilson – while Neilson added three more wins to run his total to 23 including Yamaha Heavy 1. Another local Quad-Cities driver, Tim Goettsch, added a 12th career win in Yamaha Medium to move to third place in overall wins. Gage Rucker won the Yamaha Heavy 2 race.

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom announces course changes for 25th anniversary races

Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom announces course changes for 25th anniversary races Read more

The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom has announced its race staff for 2019, the event’s 25th anniversary. Rock Island is the only time each year that this all-star team of officials work together.

Who will grab the headlines at the 24th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom?

Who will grab the headlines at the 24th annual Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom? Read more

In 2015 Tony Neilson, from nearby Delmar, Iowa, won 6 races at “The Rock.” In 2016, Cal Stewart from Concord, NC, who works in the shop for Hendrick Motorsports, took home five victories. Last year each driver added three more coveted Rocks to their collection.