Rock Island Grand Prix 2016 – July Updates

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Rock Island Grand Prix July Newsletter We’re happy to see registrations coming in for this year’s race. Please don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions about the new Raceday registration system. We have made 2 changes to the initially announced race lineup. With regards to the Vintage A Class, we have dropped the requirement that drivers be age 60 and over. It is also worth noting that these Vintage classes are for karts from 1985 or older. Modern twin engines, etc. are not eligible. We have also reinstated the 80cc shifter class, provided that it generates enough entries to compete. Again this more

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2016 TAG USA RULES & LOCAL OPTION RULES ARE Posted

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  TAG™ Racing International / TAG™ USA is proud to post the 2016 TAG Rules along with the Local Option Rules. As some of you know we maintain a full set of Local Option Rules and Class Structures for all karting classes and divisions, not just TAG. We believe that the TAG™ Local Option Rule set is one of the most complete, diverse and comprehensive rule sets available. The Local Option Rules include racing class structures and technical specifications for governing all Divisions of kart racing events Sprint, Oval, Speedway, Shifter and Road Racing. Our TAG™ Local Option Rules are more

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Cold Stone US Open of Las Vegas Series Final

MAXSpeed Entertainment put an exclamation point on its inaugural Cold Stone US Open series presented by MG Tires and Chase / Brash Racing by attracting over 180 Rotax and Shifter drivers to the third and final round of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino played host to drivers, teams, and their families from all over the globe as $100,000 in prizes were at stake. An incredible .72 mile, 12 turn circuit was sculpted just outside the hotel that garnered tremendous reviews, one that MAXSpeed staff took months of planning to create. Other than breezy conditions more

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Helmet Mounted Cameras Banned for TAGUSA and Rock Island

  Statement from David Larson of TAGUSA and TAG Racing International: Effective Immediately: TAG Racing International / TAG USA Rule Update “Due to safety and insurance regulations, sports cameras are not allowed to be Helmet Mounted” Statement from Roger Ruthhart from the Rock Island Grand Prix: “There have been a number of serious injuries in motorcycle racing this year that may be attributed to helmet-mounted cameras. There is also concern that drilling holes in the helmet for the mounting bracket may affect the structural integrity of the helmet. Suction cup mounts will also not be allowed on the helmet or more

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KEITH SHAMPINE JOINS AKRA AS DIRECTOR OF SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

KEITH SHAMPINE JOINS AKRA AS DIRECTOR OF SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND MARKETING DIRECTOR   By Bruce C. Walls AKRA Media Director   MONROE, N.C.-Veteran kart racer, promoter, and marketer Keith Shampine has recently been named Director of Sponsor Programs and Marketing for the American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) Shampine’s first challenge in his new position will be securing sponsors for AKRA’s new 4-Cycle ‘American Sprint Cup Series.’ “We’re honored and extremely excited to have Keith join our team as we move into this new and exciting phase for AKRA,” said AKRA President Bill McCutheon “We stand by our motto ‘For Karters more

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