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POLSON — The grandstands were loaded and the cars were roaring for the championship races at the Mission Valley Super Oval on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

Racer Kyle Basler noted one of the important elements of the event: “This sport wouldn’t be possible without the fans.” And to show appreciation to the fans, a multitude of bikes were raffled off for all the kids who came to watch the event.

Lakota Matt, another racer, said: “I came here as a kid, and I would watch, and the next step for me was to find a car and become a racer myself.” He credited friends and family with helping build his race car. 

Tony Undem, track owner, said every year the races get better. He added, “Last weekend was some of the best racing we’ve seen out here in years.” Undem said the races are exciting but they also come with the possibility that drivers might crash. “As a promoter, I don’t want to see that but I know the crowd wants some action on the track, especially with the hobby stock class.”

During the event, a crash did occur. One car ended up on top of another. Both drivers walked away from the wreck with just bumps and bruises. The excitement continued soon after the crash was cleared from the track as another car blew its engine.

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