Jun 09, 2021
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After the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Quincy Grand Prix returned with a new level of excitement in 2021 this past weekend. Karters from all over the USA converged on Quincy, Illinois for the 35th time since 1970 to compete in a two-day festival in the South Park, or as […]

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May 12, 2021
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eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week radio station. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement and eventual cancelation of the 2020 […]

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Apr 28, 2021
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In just five weeks, karts will again return to the South Park in Quincy, Illinois for what will be the 33rd time. The historic Quincy Grand Prix returns on June 5-6, restoring what was lost in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It began in 1970 with promoter Gus Traeder putting on the first event, […]

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Mar 17, 2021
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The challenge of bouncing back is nothing new to the Quincy Grand Prix. Created in 1970, the street race conducted in South Park of Quincy, Illinois made a strong run of four decades, until the streak ended after the 2001 edition. Terry Traeder, all-time race winner and son of founder Gus Traeder, felt the area […]

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Feb 10, 2021
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The Quincy Grand Prix dates back to 1970 with originator Gus Traeder offering five categories that year around South Park in Quincy, Illinois. It had an amazing run until 2001 before the event closed for nearly two decades. In 2018, the event made a return for the sport of karting as the sound of karts […]

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Feb 03, 2021
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Margay Racing is excited to announce the remainder of the 2021 “Ignite Majors” schedule along with Ignite Junior, Ignite Senior and Ignite Masters being recognized as a championship class in the WKA Manufactures Cup season. As requested by the Ignite Junior competitors, WKA has also added a second race-day for Ignite Junior at the remaining […]

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Oct 06, 2020
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Over the last two months, one of American karting’s most iconic circuits has enjoyed a substantial ‘facelift’. TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Missouri underwent renovations beginning on August 10 and the track and staff will be welcoming karters to their grand reopening on October 11. The facility that many refer to as simply ‘Quincy’ was […]

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Sep 09, 2020
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A special piece of karting’s history in North America is located in West Quincy, Missouri and it’s receiving a facelift. TNT Kartways is one of the most iconic circuits in US karting, and has hosted countless major events during its decades of operation. Many refer to the facility as simply ‘Quincy’, as the Illinois city […]

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2020 Quincy Grand Prix Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Race organizers confirm intent to host race in June of 2021

Aug 06, 2020
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Unfortunately the 2020 Quincy Grand Prix will be cancelled. The race was moved from its original date of June 13-14 to October 10-11 in hopes the Covid danger would have passed. The Grand Prix race committee felt in the best interest of safety for the spectators and competitors, the race should not be held. The […]

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Apr 09, 2020
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The following is a statement released from the Quincy Grand Prix regarding the rescheduling of the 2020 event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the general uncertainty surround the crisis, the Quincy Grand Prix will be rescheduled from its current date of June 13-14 to October 10-11, 2020. The […]

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Mar 03, 2020
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The Quincy Grand Prix, scheduled for June 13-14 at the South Park in Quincy, Illinois has updated its class roster for the 2020 edition. This year’s event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Quincy Grand Prix back in 1970. A total of 10 categories will compete in the main events on Sunday, including an […]

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Strong Start for Margay Ignite Majors Program

Margay spec program’s 2020 schedule launched in Florida

Feb 12, 2020
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The Margay Ignite program is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of the last decade in the sport of karting. The historic manufacturer introduced its Ignite spec formula in 2015, using its new K3 chassis as its foundation, and the sealed Briggs & Stratton 206 engine as the powerplant. The spec formula has lowered […]

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Feb 10, 2020
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Grassroots racing has become a focal point of EKN for the last number of years, as the sport’s path to success is reaching the masses at the local level. The spark surrounding the industry around the club and entry level events have also triggered bringing the sport to the people – including street races. One […]

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Dec 10, 2019
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The 50th Anniversary of the Quincy Grand Prix is to be celebrated in 2020. The rebirth of the famous street race in Quincy, Illinois is set for the third edition in the new era, running on June 12-14 in South Park. Event officials are happy to announce registration for the race weekend are now open […]

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Dec 02, 2019
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Terry Traeder, President of the Quincy Grand Prix, is making an official announcement today.  In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Quincy Grand Prix in 1970, the 2020 Quincy Grand Prix will have a $10,000 cash purse.  The race date is June 13-14, 2020.  There will be three classes competing for the cash […]

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Race Report: 2019 Quincy Grand Prix

Scott and Dolian double up at The Park

Jun 12, 2019
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Quincy, Illinois was the hub for karting in North America during the early decades of karting. Gus Traeder was a racer, but more importantly a promoter, and made the ‘Gem City’ a destination for the sport. Not only was the TNT Kartway facility in West Quincy, Missouri – owned by Traeder – the site of […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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This week is the annual trip to The Park. Last year, karting patriarch Terry Traeder revived the famous Quincy Grand Prix. Its return sparked a passion for pushing man and machine to the edge around one of the most challenging road courses in North America. On June 8-9, karters will tackle the 1-mile course once […]

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Quincy Grand Prix 2019 – Bigger and Better

Last year’s successful return of ‘The Park’ fueling growth for current edition

May 17, 2019
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In just over a month, one of the sport’ legendary events will welcome over 300 entries to what is certainly one of American karting’s most unique tracks.  The Quincy Grand Prix or ‘the Park’, as veterans still call it, was revived last June after a 15-year layoff and the support from the community was staggering.  […]

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Mar 22, 2019
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Margay Racing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of racing karts and accessories and exclusive North American distributor of Hoosier Racing Tires, announces the Quincy Grand Prix and TNT Kartways will be utilizing Hoosier as its spec tire for their 2019 events. From the lush landscapes and rolling hills of the Quincy South Park street circuit to […]

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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
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For 32 years, the South Park in Quincy, Illinois welcomed karters from all over the country to take part in the ‘Grand Prix of Karting’. This unique street course utilized the pavement laid out in the city park, feature elevation changes, challenging corners and of course the famed walls that surrounded certain sections. Under the […]

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