Rock Island Grand Prix

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LeCont announced tire contingency program for Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - LeCont Tires and importer WR Motorsports have announced LeCont's contingency program for the 2017 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. LeCont is also the sponsor of this year's King of the Streets open shifter race at Rock Island.

Drivers who win on four LeCont tires will receive a LeCont jacket and a set of tires. The awards will be presented to qualified winners in the following classes only: Yamaha Medium, Yamaha Heavy 1, Yamaha Heavy 2, B&S 206 Medium, B&S 206 Heavy 1, B&S 206 Heavy 2, B&S 206 Masters, TAG Senior, TAG Masters, King of Streets Open shifter, Masters 125 shifter, Open Shifter 2, 80cc Shifter.

Founded by two brothers, Sergio and Valter Cont, motorsports and technology enthusiasts, LeCont s.r.l. is a located in the Trentino area in the north of Italy and is producer of competition tires and high performance compounds.

Begun in 1993, after having made its debut in the motorcycle sector, LeCont positioned itself as one of the leaders in the karting world, before starting its experience in race car competitions.

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The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom

is hosted by the

Downtown Rock Island Arts and Entertainment District

which features retail shops, excellent restaurants, live entertainment, dinner theater, art galleries and comedy clubs all within walking distance of the host hotel. Jumer's Casino & Hotel is just a short drive away. Rock Island is located on the Mississippi River three hours west of Chicago in an area known as the Quad-Cities which straddles the river and the Illinois/Iowa border. It is at the intersection of Interstate highways 74, 88 and 80 and is served by Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill. (