It takes more than 200 volunteers to make the Rock Island Grand Prix happen each year. Some of the positions filled by volunteers include:

* Fence teams: Groups of 6-8 are needed Friday and Sunday evenings.
* On-Track Officials: Volunteers with racing knowledge are needed as officials.
* Pit Gates: Work Saturday and Sunday to sell pit passes and answer questions.
* Souvenir Sales: Rock Island Grand Prix memorabilia is sold in a tent on the infield.
* Banners: Crews are needed to hang and retrieve banners.
* Awards Ceremony: Help as greeters at our Sunday evening awards ceremony.
* Fence Distribution: Help distribute fence and barrels throughout the downtown
* Trash Control: Tour the downtown, pick up trash and empty trash containers.
* Publicity: Work with our committee on event publicity.

Rock Island Grand Prix VolunteersInterested in Volunteering?

View the Volunteer Information below or

Download the Volunteer Information pack (PDF)

 

Volunteers are needed

-This event takes over 200 volunteers each year to make it the success it has been for more than 16 years.

-A great TEAM project for your community group, union or service organization. Recruit your team NOW.

-Want to get REALLY involved with this great community event? Become a member of our event planning committee and take leadership in planning some aspect of the event. Group meets monthly.

 

A valuable part of our success!

-Our volunteers are a valuable part of the success of the Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest and safest karting street race. We are not only proud of our race safety record, but also the safe history of our volunteers.

-We race and work rain or shine.

-By helping to present the Rock Island Grand Prix, you are helping to make a free event for many Quad-Cities families. Fun, free and safe family events make Rock Island and the Quad-Cities a great place to live. You are also helping to put Rock Island and the Quad-Cities on the motorsports “map.” Spread the word by making our friends, family and neighbors aware of this fast-paced race weekend.

 

Your help is needed!

-Fence teams: Groups of 6-8 are needed Friday and Sunday evenings to place barrels, anchor with sandbags and hang fence. The most physical of our volunteers needs. Teams are needed for approximately 4 hours each day. General volunteer groups are also needed for a variety of physical duties during these same periods of set up and tear down

-On Track Officials: Volunteers with a background or solid knowledge of racing are needed to work as on-track corner officials. Involves full-day commitment both Saturday and Sunday. Must be athletic and able to lift 50 pounds with ease.

-Registration: These volunteers work indoors at the Holiday Inn during the day Friday and Saturday morning.

-Pit Gates: Workers are needed to sell pit passes, answer questions and hand out programs. Most of the work is seated under a patio umbrella.

 

A wide variety of tasks

-Souvenir Sales: Rock Island Grand Prix memorabilia is sold in a tent on the infield.

-Transponders: Volunteers are need to hand out and recover timing transponders Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

-Scales: Work with our tech officials in registering scale weighs of competitors and karts.

-Banners: Crews are needed Friday and Sunday evenings to hang banners around the track with cable ties on Friday and retrieve on Sunday.

-Crossing Guards: Work with our professional security officers to control the flow of pedestrian traffic during racing Saturday and Sunday.

-Awards Ceremony: Volunteers can help as greeters and facilitators at our Sunday evening awards ceremony.

 

Volunteer your group today!

-Fence Distribution: Volunteers can help distribute fence and barrels throughout the downtown Wednesday and Thursday during the week prior to the race.

-Trash Control: Teams are needed throughout race weekend to tour the downtown, pick up trash and empty trash containers that are full.

-Publicity: Work with our committee to excute event publicity and race weekend and in weeks leading up to the event.

 

Contact Us!

Email: grandprix@qconline.com
Volunteer email: slicky96@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (309) 292-8133
Mail: Rock Island Grand Prix, 1720 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Ill. 61265


We welcome any thoughts, ideas and assistance with our event


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Several honors for volunteers are presented at the annual Sponsor and
Volunteer Party that is held following each event
.

Volunteer of the Year

2015
Kay & Kenny Castellano
2014
Toye / Jones Family
2013
John LeMaster and Marti DeVore
2012
Maddy Perry
2011
Scott Guessford
2010

Scott Guessford
2009
Bob & Carol Jackson

Track Crew of The Year

2015
Schurr Family
Toye/Jones Family
2014
Toye / Jones Family
2013

Quad City Firebirds
2012

Chad Bennett's Barrier Team
2011

Kentronics
2010

Future Farmers of America
2009
Jackson Family

Rookie of The Year

2015
Alex Engman-Van Meter
2014
Toye / Jones Family
2013
Chris and Berni Carmack
2012

First Baptist Church Fence Team
2011

Kay Luna
2010

Damion and Amy Sadd
2009
Mike Spivey

 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors

Dispatch - Argus RIGP

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MG Tires







Advanced Medical Transport
Modern Woodmen RIGP Sponsor
Curry's Transportation Services
Modern Woodman Bank

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