Willmar Notebook: For Red, it was Ahl or nothin'
Red Ahl got out of the Army in 1956 and moved from Bird Island to Willmar. He started racing stock cars at the half-mile track at the fairgrounds in Willmar.
He raced in jalopies and late models through 1976.
There was something about Red that made him one of the most popular drivers in the region.
"Well, he won a lot," said his pitman Charlie Nelson with a chuckle. "And he was always nice. He'd always stay and sign autographs."
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