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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Kyle Thell, left, and younger brother, Keith, are two of the top Mod-4 racers in the Wissota Division. They posed Thursday evening at KRA Speedway in Willmar with the car Kyle drove last season to the Wissota national title, now Keith’s ride.

Racing: Thells double trouble

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Let me introduce the flyin’ Thell Brothers: Driving the canary-yellow OO is Kyle, age 22 … and piloting the raven 00t, is Keith, age 19.


Kyle won the 2013 Wissota Mod-4 points race driving the black car which his little brother now pilots.

Thursday night at KRA Speedway, Kyle won his heat and finished second in the 12-car main event behind Matt Halls, also the Heat 1 winner.

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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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