WELCOME TO THE 2021 ROCK ISLAND GRAND PRIX

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDE OF THE 2021 RIGP. HERE YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE LARGEST KARTING STREET RACE IN THE WORLD.

Let's Get You Started!

HERE'S WHATS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND

THURSDAY SEP 2

7 p.m: Opening concert at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, sponsored by Rock Island Parks and Rec Department, featuring Phyllis and The Sharks. Part of the Thursday night Groove Concert Series.

FRIDAY SEP 3

2-9 p.m.: Competitor sign-in at Holiday Inn, Rock Island.

 

8-5 p.m.: All teams arriving before 5 p.m. should stage at the parking lot at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Rock Island. From there follow directions for pitting.

 

Noon-5 p.m.: Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Cornhole Tournament for race teams at Jumer’s Casino parking lot. 12-1 p.m signup; 1:30 start $40 entry fee. Hosted by 4 City Cornhole.

 

5 p.m.: Streets close in The District of Rock Island.

 

5 p.m. to next morning: Track construction 6-11 p.m.: Pits open.

 

6 p.m.: Circa 21 Dinner Theatre, “Saturday Night Fever.” Dinner 6 p.m., Pre-Show 7:15; Show 7:45 p.m. $56.55 per person

 

8:30 p.m.: Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., German film screening in the garden, “Kinograrten: Ali, Fear Eats The Soul” Free, outdoor.

 

9 p.m.: Rock Island Brewing Co. on the plaza. Live music indoors TBA

SATURDAY SEP 4

7 a.m.: Pits open. 6:30-8 a.m.: Driver sign-in at Holiday Inn, Rock Island.

 

7 a.m.: Mandatory Driver’s Meeting in front of the Argus Building, 1724 Fourth Ave., by Pre-Grid.

 

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Practice rounds. Five-minute sessions.

 

10 a.m.: Grand Prix Marketplace vendors open. QC Storm Shoot The Puck and Bradley SAE race team both days.

 

Noon: Bring a Partner Bags Tournament, 12-1 p.m sign up; 1:30 p.m. start. Parking Lot C near the Bus Station. Hosted by 4 City Cornhole

 

1:15-5 p.m.: Heat races.

 

5 p.m.: Track closes at conclusion of racing.

 

6 p.m.: Circa 21 Dinner Theatre, “Saturday Night Fever.” Dinner 6 p.m., Pre-Show 7:15; Show 7:45 p.m. $56.55 per person

 

8 p.m.: Official Grand Prix After Party at Billy Bob’s Party Bar, 1722 Second Avenue. $5 cover charge with bands TBA

 

8 p.m.: Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. All vinyl DJ set, Fresh Wax: Garden of Earthly Delights, with Ryan Simpson spinning psych rock & psych folk. Free, outdoor.

 

9 p.m.: Rock Island Brewing Co. located on the plaza. Live music indoors TBA

SUNDAY SEP 5

8:30 a.m.: Final practice rounds begins.

 

10 a.m.: Camaro and Tesla Clubs Car Show begins; Grand Prix Marketplace vendors open. Featuring QC Storm Shoot The Puck and Bradley SAE race team.

 

10:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies.

 

11 a.m.: Kid’s Autograph Session. Start/Finish line. Featuring Quad City Clown Club and QC Storm mascot.

 

11:15 a.m.: Racing begins.

 

Noon: Kids’ Blind Draw Bags Tournament, 12-1 p.m sign up; 1:30 p.m. start. Parking Lot C near the Bus Station. Hosted by 4City Cornhole.

 

1:15-5 p.m: Final Races.

 

2-6 p.m.: Laborspace Labor Day Weekend outdoor concert with Rozz Tox at Laborspace, 311 21st Street. Featuring Subatlantic, Centaur Noir, Tambourine. Free. Food and drink available.

 

5 p.m.: Racing ends.

 

6 p.m.: Track deconstruction begins

 

6 p.m.: Circa 21 Dinner Theatre, “Saturday Night Fever.” Dinner 6 p.m., Pre-Show 7:15; Show 7:45 p.m. $56.55 per person

 

7 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, Holiday Inn, Rock Island

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