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Former go-karters pause during the intermission Thursday at the KRA Speedway. From left, Adam Prieve, 16, of Litchfield; Paul Hartman, 21, of St. Cloud; Tom Silver, 18, of Glenwood; and Justin Bjorklund, 24, of Renville. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Karters now KRA starters


WILLMAR -- Several dozen stock car racers at KRA Speedway got their first taste of racing at area go-kart tracks.

The progression is natural.

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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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