QUNCY — If a Mount Rushmore equivalent for accomplishments tied to to the Quincy Derby ever were to exist, a Riley Delgado caricature is guaranteed a spot. Delgado may have forever chiseled his way into the folklore of an event that has long been part of a community’s heartbeat. What Delgado did Saturday was simply […]
Sixty-eight competitors took part in Friday’s Super Kids competition in the Quincy Derby. The Quincy Optimist Club-sponsored event has brought together young racers with physical and mental challenges each June since 2015. Super Kids racers come from West-Central Illinois, Northeast and Southeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. Champions were crowned in three divisions: Zach Hastings-Hull of […]
QUINCY — Tony Cornett pauses quite often when talking about the impact of the Super Kids portion of the Quincy Derby on his son, Michael. The emotion, at times, gets the best of him. “This is such a great event, and Michael loves it,” Tony explained. “You can see it in his eyes how excited […]
There is no arguing Vogel’s success in the Quincy Derby — formerly known as the Soap Box Derby — has been unparalleled. The 13-year-old enters Saturday’s event with six straight championships in the Stock Division and will be a prohibitive favorite to add to her derby cache.