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BP: Racers flock to 40th Paul Bunyan Stampede

 

September 24, 2019

The Wissota Midwest Modified cars of Tyler McClellan (No. 41), Brandon Copp (No. 22) and Gary James Nelson (No. 74) race in turns one and two. (Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- It's a tradition. In the fall racers, crews and fans descend on Bemidji Speedway for the annual Paul Bunyan Stampede. This year marked the 40th time the event has been held with drivers from throughout the Midwest coming together in eight classes to battle on the 3/8-mile oval.

The event kicked off Friday, Sept. 20, with the cornhole tournament and pre-race party. Racing began on Saturday, Sept. 21, with the threat of rain in the forecast.

https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/motorsports/4676168-AUTO-RACING-Racers-flock-to-40th-Paul-Bunyan-Stampede

 

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