Over Labor Day Weekend, August 30-31, the Rock Island Grand Prix (RIGP) will host the 6th running of the SKUSA "King of The Streets" in the streets of downtown Rock Island, Illinois. Through the years this exciting SKUSA event has ...
Over Labor Day Weekend, August 30-31, the Rock Island Grand Prix (RIGP) will host the 6th running of the SKUSA "King of The Streets" in the streets of downtown Rock Island, Illinois. Through the years this exciting SKUSA event has crowned (literally) the one driver that can show up, get his or her set-up figured out and then wage combat with the top shifter kart talent in North America.
Since it's inception in 1998 on the streets of downtown Oklahoma City, the King of The Streets has been contested at the Quincy in The Park event in Quincy, Illinois, and, it's current home, the Rock Island Grand Prix, Rock Island, Illinois. To be "The King" you have to beat the best! For 5 years the best street guns in North America have battled for the "Crown" and the list of "Kings" is formidable: 1998 Joe Janowski, 1999 Alan Rudolph, 2000 Alan Rudolph, 2001 Alan Rudolph, 2002 Scott Speed.
The 2003 version of this exciting, "one off" event will be run with a different engine formula. The ICC (SKUSA Pro IC) will power this contest. All SKUSA ProMoto engine rules will apply. The eligible competitors must hold a current SKUSA class "SA" or class "A" license only. The "spec" Bridgestone YHB will be required and must be provided by the competitor. All RIGP entries for King of The Streets will be screened, and subject to approval, by SKUSA.
The King of The Streets event will run in conjunction with other similarly powered classes at the RIGP but will be the only officially sanctioned SKUSA class.
The Rock Island Grand Prix will also run an Intercontinental C event following CIK rules and open to international competition. Competitors in this class must hold a current CIK or WKA license. The announced 125cc SemiPro gearbox class will still be run under SKUSA Formula S1 rules, but will now be an "open license" class. The 125cc Masters gearbox class for moto-powered karts driven by competitors over age 35 remains unchanged.
SBC Communications Inc. and Bi-State Home Improvement are Presenting Sponsors of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Bob Bondurant SuperKart School is long- time sponsor of the King of the Streets race.