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Mod-4 car owners Corry Van Mil, left, and his son, Rob, are 30 years apart in age, but not much separates them in dirt-track racing. Rob is first in Wissota National Points and Corry third. The 4D racer shown here belongs to Rob. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Moorhead racers taking measure of KRA

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WILLMAR -- Corry Van Mil started racing in 1967. At age 61, he's hardly slowing down.

He runs four nights a week, three of those against his son Rob, 31.


Last week, in the final race of the three-night Mod-4 Corn Growers Ethanol Tour, Rob finished first, Corry second and Josh Abrahamson, another Moorhead driver, took third in the feature.

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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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