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Snowmobile race to make Bemidji stop in February


The Seven Clans Winnipeg to Willmar snowmobile race, a 600-mile event, is scheduled to stop in Bemidji this season. The race starts in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and will end in Willmar on Saturday, Feb. 13. Racers will go from Thief River Falls to Bemidji on Feb. 11, then leave Bemidji for Alexandria on Feb. 12. Over 300 entries are expected with racers coming from all over the U.S. and Canada. Total purse should be close to $100,000 with the winner of the I-500 class receiving $25,000 plus manufacturers contingencies. The race features 9 classes of drivers, from 50+ to Vintage and a Women’s class.


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