The Longs, who have been married for 57 years, were awarded an honorary Gussie trophy this weekend, symbolic of their role in making the Grand Prix a world-recognized celebration of the sport. Gussies are also awarded to all class champions at the Grand Prix. The Gussie resembles Grand Prix founder Gus Traeder, who passed away in 2016 at age 90 and is buried next door to the 1.2-mile South Park course in Greenmount Cemetery.
Quincy Grand Prix of Karting
Quincy’s fabled Grand Prix of Karting was scheduled to fill South Park with both fans and excitement Saturday and Sunday as the longstanding Quincy summer tradition charges to life for a 36th time around the twisting, turning 1.2-mile concrete canyon that sits across the street from Greenmount Cemetery.
Ashley Conrad talks about enjoying “After Blues” and finds out more about the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting from the Maharaja of Racing, Steve Eighinger.
This weekend marks the 36th overall Grand Prix of Karting at South Park and the fourth since its 2018 return as there was no Grand Prix during the 2020 pandemic year.
Terry Traeder talks about the work underway for June’s Quincy Grand Prix of Karting and the resurgence of the sport.
Ashley Conrad says she’s missing her daily dose of the police blotter and asks why that is. Also, Terry Traeder talks about next month’s Quincy Grand Prix of Karting.
QUINCY — Bigger and better. That’s what Terry Traeder is envisioning in 2022 when it comes to the Grand Prix of Karting at South Park, plus the regular bi-monthly competition at TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Mo. “I think the growth in both will continue,” Traeder said. Traeder is a former world champion karter who […]
Tony Neilson took home three Gussies and Devon Smith-Harden won three races over the course of the weekend to dominate the field at the Grand Prix of Karting in Quincy’s South Park. Smith-Harden won two Gussies in the Shifters on Sunday and also won the Shifter kart sprint on Saturday. The Gussie is the trophy […]
The 11 championship races are underway at the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting.
The cacophony of engines buzzing with the bells of Blessed Sacrament Parish rolls through the morning air on Quincy’s South Side today. Drivers are getting their final warmup laps in this morning before Championship Sunday begins at 11:30 am. Here’s today’s schedule: