Professional kart drivers (as in go-karts) from near and far zip around the streets of downtown Rock Island competing for a $25,000 prize and maybe for a future in NASCAR. It’s loud and lots of fun.
Rock Island Grand Prix
About the Author: Dean Klinkenberg
Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of the Frank Dodge mysteries and several guidebooks for the Mississippi River.
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