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WILLMAR -- Like tennis, golf and bowling, stock car racing can be one of those lifetime sports.

Perhaps not lifetime -- but a long time.


Here's what some of the most veteran race drivers at the KRA Speedway had to say about their need for speed on the opening night of the Kandiyohi County Fair on Wednesday.

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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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