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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Repeat Mod-4 track champ Dustin Zieske (24) held off Kyle Thell (00) for first place by just two points, though rain denied the Foley pilot a last chance to overtake the Willmar driver when the final night of racing was rained out.

Auto Racing: Nelson Nationals this weekend

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WILLMAR — The KRA Speedway will honor the memory of Charlie Nelson, the race-driver’s friend, during the two-day Fall Festival that wraps up the racing season at the fairgrounds.

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The Charlie Nelson Nationals will award Wissota National points both Friday and Saturday.

All seven KRA classes will run heats and features each night (Hornets are feature only on Friday).

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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