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In the photo, Rick Martens of Slayton guns his Champ Ice Oval sled down the 1,000-foot stripe on a timed run during the first of three Sno-Skippers-sponsored Radar Runs this month on Green Lake, where souped-up snowmobiler gathered off the Saulsbury Beach public access.

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Martens raced this sled at oval events in Eagle River Wisconsin and Waconia in January. Some sleds making early runs with studded tracks reached 117 mph. Heavily-modified sleds in the open-fuel class may reach 150 mph.

More Radar Runs during Spicer WinterFest are scheduled again for Saturday and then Feb. 18-19 for vintage snowmobiles (1988 and earlier).

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

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