The Rock Island Grand Prix is the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race.

Experience the thrill of watching racing karts roar through the tree-lined streets of downtown Rock Island at speeds close to 100 MPH as thousands of spectators cheer on these professional kart drivers on Labor Day Weekend.

The Rock Island Grand Prix is one of the premier professional karting events in the world!!  Drivers from coast to coast and Canada, Mexico, France, Colombia, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Argentina, Bermuda, Italy, Poland and the Philippines have participated in what has become the largest karting street race in the world and one of the largest and most popular kart racing events in North America.   Each year more than 250 race teams set up shop in Rock Island for a chance to win at “The Rock.”

The Rock Island Grand Prix combines the thrill of professional racing with the energy of a District festival event weekend in the heart of the community. Best of all, it’s all free family entertainment.  No admission is charged along the race course with just a daily $10 admission into the pits.

Schedule of Events

2019 Program Schedule




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