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T'N'T Disaster (1973)
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The Traeder Family's famed T'N'T kart track was selected site for the 1973 IKF Sprint Grand Nationals in Quincy, MO./IL. 

In the spring of 1973 the Mississippi River overflowed it's banks and profoundly flooded the track and region under four or five feet of water. There is a kart magazine article on the T'N'T flood and will include in the thread if I can locate it. This left many questions for IKF, the racers, T'N'T officials and surrounding community to arise from the diasater. When will the flood water recede? What is the extend of the damage to track and facility? What construction resources and funds will be available?

Today's story marks the progress of the 1973 Mississippi flood T'N'T recovery. The rush is on...
Karter News, 1973 August issue

.jpg   PW_KN 197308 03 TNT Flood Repair Status.jpg (Size: 3.1 MB / Downloads: 6)


FOUND IT! The big flood at T'N'T Kartways. WOW, up to 14' of water!
Cover page...

.jpg   PW KN197306001_01.jpg (Size: 1.38 MB / Downloads: 5)

The story:
Part 1 of 2...

.jpg   PW KN197306001_06.jpg (Size: 1.34 MB / Downloads: 5)
Part 2 of 2...

.jpg   PW KN197306001_12.jpg (Size: 1.39 MB / Downloads: 5)


Decided to fast forward >> to the IKF Sprint Grand Nationals issue for this cliffhanger, or should I say waterfall?

Cover...

.jpg   PW_KN 197311004 01 Cover.jpg (Size: 2.45 MB / Downloads: 6)
Prologue...

.jpg   PW_KN 197311004 02 Pre National.jpg (Size: 1.2 MB / Downloads: 6)
Epilogue...

.jpg   PW_KN 197311004 3 Nat Epilogue.jpg (Size: 1.57 MB / Downloads: 7)
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