AUTO RACING

Ice racers back after two-week absence

In the second set feature of the B class during Sunday's Garfield Lake ice races, it was a photo finish between Chris Roller (No. 34) and Reid Watson (No. 50). Roller was declared the winner. (Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer)

In the second set feature of the B class during Sunday's Garfield Lake ice races, it was a photo finish between Chris Roller (No. 34) and Reid Watson (No. 50). Roller was declared the winner. (Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer)

John Hadrava was the Class A first set feature winner on Sunday. (Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer)

John Hadrava was the Class A first set feature winner on Sunday. (Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer)

LAPORTE -- Following two weeks of cancellations due to the frigid temperatures, the Garfield Lake Ice Racers were back on track Sunday afternoon on Garfield Lake in Laporte.

A total of 34 cars filled the pits with 20 cars in the B class and 14 in the A class. A large crowd gathered on the east side of the track to enjoy the races and concessions.

Winners on Sunday in the A class were Kalin Honer with two heat wins and a feature win, and John Hadrava with one heat win and a feature win. Also winning a heat race was Ryan Julin in the A class.

In the B class, Reid Watson picked up a feature win, as did Chris Roller. Six different drivers won heat races in the B class, including Roller, Matt Harvey, Nathan Doughty, Brandon Bahr, Rob Martinson and Dennis Clark.

Races will resume next Sunday at noon. Admission is free to the public. 

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Source, image(s), credits & more: Bemidji Pioneer | Dennis Peterson | Special to the Pioneer