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It's race night in Tampico

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Ron Lancaster of rural Tampico operates the tractor as he smooths out his dirt race track at 1870 Coleta Road. Lancaster is hosting his first night race at 7 o'clock tonight.

Tony Smith of Rock Falls tears around Ron Lancaster’s track Friday evening in rural Tampico on his souped-up lawnmower. Lancaster will be hosting his first night race at 1870 Coleta Road beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. The dirt track is open to lawnmowers and motorcycles, and Lancaster is encouraging kids who are interested in racing to come out to learn and watch the show.

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