Rock Island Grand Prix announces 2007 race classes
Published by Bas Kaligis 7 maart 2007 01:12 - Print
|ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, has announced its 2007 race lineup. This year’s event will feature 15 races through the downtown streets of Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District on 1-2 September, as well as a full lineup of auxiliary events that help add to the festival atmosphere. The Rock Island Grand Prix is excited to welcome Mazda Motorsports as a Presenting Sponsor of the event, joining AT&T and CJC Investments as Presenting Sponsors. Kart Expo International and Jumers Casino Rock Island are also major event sponsors. |
For the seventh time, the race will feature Superkarts! USA’s King of the Streets, one of the premier kart races in the world. “The Rock” will also again host the North American Street Championships for Intercontinental A and Intercontinental C classes under CIK rules. Two races for TAG (touch-and-go) motors – TAG Senior and TAG Masters –will again be direct qualifiers to the TAG World Finals in October.
Also returning this year will be the Tom Argy Junior Sportsman class for junior drivers, ages 12-15, utilizing the 3-hole (YBX) exhaust. Junior drivers must submit a driving resume with their entry form to be accepted for this class. The 125cc moto (open, not stock or spec) and 125cc Masters classes will run under 2006-07 SKUSA rules.
The full race lineup and tentative weight limits for 2007 follows:
King of the Streets (moto and ICC) 375 lbs.
4-cycle Heavy (B&S Flathead) 375 lbs.
TAG Senior 360-390 lbs.
125cc Masters (moto and ICC) 405/415 lbs.
2-cycle Super Sportsman Heavy (4 hole) 365 lbs
Intercontinental C (CIK rules) 375 lbs.
Yamaha Heavy 360 lbs.
4-cycle Sr. Animal Heavy 375 lbs
TAG Masters 390-420 lbs.
Intercontinental A (CIK rules) 330 lbs.
Tom Argy Junior Sportsman (3 hole can) 315 lbs.
2-cycle Super Sportsman Medium (4 hole) 340 lbs.
125cc Moto (open, not stock) 385 lbs.
Rumble at The Rock (Sr. Animal Med.) 350 lbs.
Yamaha Medium 335 lbs.
For additional information, visit www.rockislandgrandprix.com
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