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WGEM Sports At Six: Monday (June 7) The 2021 Quincy Grand Prix Of Karting Comes To A Close As Winners Are Honored During Trophy Presentations That Include Local Drivers From Across The Tri-States And Prep Baseball Post-Season Regional Championship Games Continue In Mount Sterling And The Gem City

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After two exciting days of racing at South Park, the 2021 Quincy Grand Prix came to a close Sunday evening. The Trophy Presentation ceremony was a special affair that ended the festivities with a bang as drivers from various classes were presented with their winners trophies in front of fans, supporters, race team members, sponsors, friends, and Grand Prix officials.

Several local drivers took home their fair share of hardware, along with drivers who race nationally in kart races on a regular basis. All in all, it was a time of celebration for all who enjoyed a weekend filled with exciting racing in The Gem City. The WGEM Sports-Cam caught up with two local drivers from Payson and Quincy who represented the next generation of kart racers now stand poised to one day join the ranks of the "best of the best" of the sport in the years ahead.

WGEM Sports also caught up with Quincy Grand Prix President Terry Traeder. The longtime head of the organization that was forced to call off last years races, due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, took timeout to offer a few thoughts on the weekend's festivities as well.

On the prep baseball diamond, Williamsville was facing Quincy Notre Dame at "The Ferd" for a IHSA Class 2A Regional Championship while Brown County was hosting the Eagles of Liberty in their own Regional title tilt. We'll have an update on the progress of those games.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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