WELCOME TO THE GOODLAND GRAND PRIX WEBSITE
“THE GREAT INDIANA STREET RACE”
JULY 4TH & 5TH, 2020
The Goodland Grand Prix was Established in 2003 in Goodland, Indiana and is in its 18th year of running. A .69 mile, 8 turn street course that winds through the streets of Goodland providing go-kart racers the utmost excitement and competition. The Goodland Grand Prix was quickly coined “THE GREAT INDIANA STREET RACE” and drivers refer to it as the “Darlington” of street racing because it is truly “Too Tuff To Tame”. Many drivers have said the Goodland Grand Prix is on their bucket list of tracks to race. Typically the Goodland Grand Prix is always held on the Last Full Weekend in June, however due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we are fortunate to be able to move the 2020 GGP to July 4th & 5th. The GGP Festival kicks off bright and early Friday morning many volunteers start setting up the race track. Hundreds of straw bales, plastic barriers, water barrels & thousands of feet of snow fencing go up. We are proud of our volunteers, they have track setup down to a science! Friday evening kicks off with a Chicken Dinner (TBD) in the park followed by a DJ street dance downtown (TBD). Throughout the day on Friday you will see competitors arriving with their race trailers heading to the pit area located just south of the pond. The Grand Parade starts at 9:00 am and the route is North on Newton St. through the center of town. 10:00 am Grand Prix practice will start and run throughout the day with heat races in the afternoon. The Food Vendors will be open in the food court on Saturday & Sunday & Don’t forget Bob & Connie’s Beer Garden Saturday night! Back again this year is a freestyle motorcycle stunt show performed by TWINSTUNTS. TWINSTUNTS consists of two young energetic twin brothers Shannon & Sawyer Schmidtman, making TWINSTUNTS the only twin freestyle stunt show in the world! After years of absence, we’re bringing back the ever popular Water Ball Fights! If you think you have what it takes to win this challenging competition, we invite you to put your best 3 person team together and join the fun! Saturday evening there will be a Steak Fry in Foster park followed by live music at the entertainment stage. This Year, Jason & Gibson Wells will be on the entertainment stage from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Northwest Indiana’s most popular variety band, MR. FUNNYMAN will take the stage at 9:30 pm and will rock you through the night with hits from past & present. While you’re enjoying the music don’t forget the food vendors will be open throughout the night. Sunday morning starts off with a Church Service in Foster Park. 11:15 am Opening Ceremonies, parade around the track Honoring Our Veterans, followed by the invocation, the singing of the National Anthem with skydivers from Air Indiana Skydiving bringing down the American, POW/MIA & Indiana State Flags. The Green Flag drops at Noon for the start of the 18th Annual Goodland Grand Prix. Sunday is a full day not only with the Grand Prix but there will also be a Garden Tractor Pull behind the food court put on by Indiana Garden Tractor Pulling Association. The Goodland Grand Prix & Festival is truly the Ultimate Motorsports Weekend! So come on out and enjoy the weekend in Goodland Indiana!
Due to Covid 19 Pandemic & Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track Indiana Plan, we have move the date 2020 Goodland Grand Prix to July 4th & 5th weekend. We are very happy that we have to opportunity to move the date. With months worth of early planning not being able to take place, we are working hard to post a schedule of events as soon as possible!
2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TBA