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Race for a cure

A team touched by cancer mowed down barriers for people fighting the disease. The Cure Mower Cancer Race heated up Copper Creek Motorsports Park on Saturday. The inaugural lawnmower race on the gravel track eight miles south of Superior was organ...

Lawnmower race
Al Minaker clicks his heels in celebration of winning a race during the Cure Mower Cancer Race Saturday at Copper Creek Motorsports in Superior. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

A team touched by cancer mowed down barriers for people fighting the disease.

The Cure Mower Cancer Race heated up Copper Creek Motorsports Park on Saturday. The inaugural lawnmower race on the gravel track eight miles south of Superior was organized by the Gary's Ray of Hope Relay for Life team.

These are not your backyard variety of lawnmowers. Racing rigs can reach speeds of up to 80 mph and pop wheelies.

The idea for the race was inspired by 6-year old Brice Johnstad.

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