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Gallaher considering position as director of competition at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- The most interesting storyline to emerge Sunday night at Quincy Raceways came off the track. Terry Gallaher, a four-time late model champ at 8000 Broadway and a 2012 inductee into the track's hall of fame, has admitted he is considering accepting

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Hell Tour coming to Quincy in July

It's almost time. Many true dirt-track racing fans relish this time of the year, especially those who love the big-bodied late models. This is when one of the sport's true treats emerges -- the DIRTCar Summer Nationals, also known as "The Hell Tour." This

South Park comes alive with return of the Grand Prix
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South Park comes alive with return of the Grand Prix

QUINCY -- Welcome back, old friend. The Grand Prix of Karting's triumphant return to South Park probably could not have gone much better on a breezy and sunny Saturday. And there is more to come Sunday. Much, much more.

Karting notebook: Crowd began arriving early for the return of the Grand Prix
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Karting notebook: Crowd began arriving early for the return of the Grand Prix

QUINCY -- The crowd for Saturday's opening round of the Grand Prix of Karting at South Park began arriving before dawn. "We started running shuttles at 6 a.m.," said Dave Comer, one of the many members of the event staff who assisted...

Grand Prix Notebook: Three-race winner 'hopes Gus is happy'
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Grand Prix Notebook: Three-race winner 'hopes Gus is happy'

Tony Neilson selected his words carefully. He wanted to leave a heartfelt message in Quincy. "I hope Gus is happy," said Neilson late Sunday afternoon after the Davenport, Iowa, driver won the final event at the return of the Grand Prix of Karting to South Park.

Quincy family among championship racers
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Quincy family among championship racers

Great Scott, what a weekend. For one Quincy family, the return of the Grand Prix of Karting to South Park was punctuated with a twofold exclamation point. When Riley Scott, 15, took the checkered flag in Sunday's Briggs 206 Medium competition, that bookended a victory by his father, Jeff Scott, in Saturday's 206 Heavy class. Making Riley Scott's win even sweeter was both his dad and older sister, Avery Scott, 16, were also racing in that division. Jeff Scott finished fifth and Avery Scott sixth.

For Hall of Famer Pruett, coming to Quincy for karting event is like coming home
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For Hall of Famer Pruett, coming to Quincy for karting event is like coming home

For Scott Pruett, this weekend represents a homecoming of sorts. A member of the U.S. Motorsports and World Karting halls of fame, Pruett saw his road-racing career begin to take shape during his formative years, which included karting in Quincy.

Grand Prix of Karting to be streamed live; Indy Car to be on hand
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Grand Prix of Karting to be streamed live; Indy Car to be on hand

This weekend's return of the Grand Prix of Karting to South Park will be streamed live on YouTube. There will also be a "special guest" -- an Indy car -- for the crowd to enjoy, thanks to Gateway Motosports Park in St. Louis.

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Two-man cruisers class gaining in popularity

QUINCY -- Slowly but surely, interest in the class is growing from participants and fans alike. The "double-trouble two-man cruisers" at Quincy Raceways started the season with a couple of cars and a wait-and-see attitude among fans. Two months into the sc

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Racing notebook: Interesting trends could impact track championships

We are six weeks into the Quincy Raceways season, and there are some trends developing. Let's examine what has unfolded to date with the five main classes -- and what might happen in the coming weeks...