Race 60 Information


The Purdue Grand Prix is a racing kart race held at Purdue University each year since 1958. Students from fraternities, sororities, residence halls, and other student organizations form teams and build a racing kart to compete in a 160-lap race around the Purdue University Grand Prix track. This year, in honor of the Grand Prix’s 60th Anniversary, two Alumni Races will also be held, where Grand Prix Alumni can return and race their original karts once again. Both will be featured on April 22, 2017. The Grand Prix is one of the most beloved Purdue University traditions and is a must-see year after year!

60th Running of the Purdue Grand Prix: April 22, 2017 (April 23 rain date)
Official Race Line-up: Race 60 Lineup
Race Day Schedule: Download
Bus Routes/Shuttle Service(free): Download


Team Information: (this page will be updated periodically)

Important Information:

Qualifications Schedule: Qualifications Schedule (2017)
Safety Meeting:Safety Meeting 3-29 (2017)
All Teams Meeting:Teams Meeting 3-7
Practice Schedule:Practice Schedule
Track Worker Information:Good Track Worker (2017)

Important Dates
Close of Early Registration: Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 5 p.m.
Close of Registration: Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 5 p.m.
First Technical Inspection: Saturday, February 11, 2017 (February 18 snow date)
Badge Pictures Due: Friday, February 17, 2017 @5:00 p.m.
Every team member must stop by the Grand Prix Office for a picture by this date. Pictures taken after this time will warrant a $10 fine.
Second Technical Inspection: Saturday, March 4, 2017
All Teams Meeting: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @6:30 p.m. WTHR 104
Safety Meeting: Wednesday, March 29,  2017 @7:00 p.m. ME 1061
Rookie Practice: Saturday, April 1, 2017
: April 4-7, 11-14
Qualifications: April 15, 2017 (April 16 rain date)
60th Running of the Purdue Grand Prix: April 22, 2017 (April 23 rain date)

Technical Inspection
Tech #2 Schedule: Tech #2 Schedule
Tech Inspection Sheet: Grand Prix Technical Inspection List 2017
More Information/Commonly Missed Items: Technical Inspection Procedure 2017