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Blade runner

In the photo, Rick Martens of Slayton guns his Champ Ice Oval sled down the 1,000-foot stripe on a timed run during the first of three Sno-Skippers-sponsored Radar Runs this month on Green Lake, where souped-up snowmobiler gathered off the Saulsbury Beach public access.

Martens raced this sled at oval events in Eagle River Wisconsin and Waconia in January. Some sleds making early runs with studded tracks reached 117 mph. Heavily-modified sleds in the open-fuel class may reach 150 mph.

More Radar Runs during Spicer WinterFest are scheduled again for Saturday and then Feb. 18-19 for vintage snowmobiles (1988 and earlier).

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.