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2021 Ignite Challenge Series Finale is now Saturday only!

2021 Ignite Challenge Series Finale Registration OPENS!

The checkered flag will fly on the 2021 Ignite Challenge Series on October 23 for a condensed 1-day closing event format.

Event Information

Date: October 23, 2021

Location: West Quincy, IL

Venue: TNT Kartways

Address: 8750 Highway 24, Taylor, Missouri 63471

Phone: (217) 440-6768

Gates Open: 8:00am

Practice Starts: 10:00am

Track Layout (Saturday): Full track, counter clockwise

Track Layout (Sunday): Full track, clockwise

Recommended Starting Gear: 17/63t

Spec Fuel: 87 Octane from the Ayerco station next to the track

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NO RACE this weekend…September 26th

The schedule showed a race this weekend at TNT Kartways, but that was in error. There will NOT be race this weekend in Quincy, IL / West Quincy / Taylor MO.

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Paul McEvoy‎ images from June 2021 Quincy Grand Prix Race

Paul McEvoy retains all copyright for all of these images.

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Date for 2022 Grand Prix of Karting set for June 11th and 12th

2022 SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 11TH AND 12TH, 2022

TNT Kartways and Traeder’s TNT are proud to announce the date for the 2022 Grand Prix of Karting in beautiful South Park in Quincy, Illinois. The race in 2022 will be held on the weekend of June 11th and 12th, so please mark your calendars as soon as you read this!

We’ll see you in South Park in 2022!
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60th Anniversary Celebration Date Change

The 60th Anniversary celebration was previously scheduled to be held at the July 17th race. This celebration has been moved to the race that will be held on July 31st.
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2021 Gussies and other trophies

The Grand Prix of karting came back in a big way June 5th and 6th 2021. South Park in Quincy, Illinois once again played host to the race that is the nation’s crown jewel of the sport after being forced to cancel the 2019 event due to restrictions on public events. The event is put on by Traeder’s TNT and TNT Kartways.

Terry Traeder, 69, a former world karting champion himself, with 13 various national titles and a combined 27 Grand Prix of Karting races said, “The South Park course is the Formula 1 of karting. It’s not just a karting race…it’s an event!”

Among the guests of honor were former IndyCar driver Al Unser Jr. and Pittsfield, Illinois native Mike Lashmett. Unser won two Indianapolis 500s, while Lashmett was a longtime employee of several top-line IndyCar teams and now coordinates the IndyCar registry of vintage cars.

“It’s fantastic, just unbelievable the interest this is attracting,” Traeder said.

Drivers from 19 states were in the pits this year. Drivers from five states won races this weekend.

20-year-old Devon Smith-Harden of Nashville, Indiana, established a new track record Sunday and is now regarded as the fastest driver in the history of the Grand Prix in Quincy. Harden won the Pro Shifter, Pro Shifter 125 and Shifter titles.

Tony Neilson of Delmar, Iowa also enjoyed three wins, taking the trophies in Briggs Medium, Briggs Masters and Briggs Heavy divisions. Neilson had also won three events at the 2018 Grand Prix and now has seven career victories at South Park.

Ethan Arndt of Salado, Texas, won a pair of events. He won the FK-100 on Saturday and the Pro FK-100 on Sunday after overcoming an 11 car field in front of him.

Matt Krechel of Pacific, Missouri, also won two events at the Grand Prix this year. He took the Briggs Heavy on Saturday and the Margay Ignite Masters on Sunday.

Grand Marshall Al Unser, Jr., had this to say, “This weekend has been great. I couldn’t have imagined a better time. South Park is a brilliant track inside a beautiful park. Racing is racing, and it doesn’t matter what kind of car you’re in…when the race starts, it’s on!”

Since the race returned in 2018 the number of entries continues to climb every year. This year reached 362 entries, still shy of the all-time record of 625 established in 1994.

The Grand Prix was originally started by the late Gus Traeder, who is the father of Terry, the store’s current owner. At Greenmount Cemetery, located just across 12th street from South Park, two huge checkered flags adorned the grave of the late Gus Traeder on Saturday and Sunday. Gus directed the Grand Prix from 1970 to 2001.

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Race here on 4th of July weekend

Rental karts will be available this weekend. Spend the holiday weekend with a boom while turning some laps with friends and family. Call Jeff at 2174406768 to set a time for your rental party. $20 for two 10 lap races. Ages 12+.

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2021 Grand Prix Photos

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Memorable weekend for Harden-Smith, Neilson

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TNT Kartways Race on May 30, 2021

Just a week before the 2021 Grand Prix of Karting event in South Park in Quincy, Illinois, racers got together across the river on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Missouri! Everyone had an excellent time, as you can tell when you look through the photos taken by Lori Biehl Photography that day. Please support Mrs. Biehl by purchasing prints or downloads of the pictures she took of your racers!

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