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Tonja Stranger has returned to racing after 17 years away from the action. Pioneer Photo/Dennis Peterson

Bemidji Speedway: Motivation returns Stranger to track

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For Wissota Mod Four racer Tonja Stranger losing 150 pounds was the inspiration she needed to get back into racing after 17 years.

Stranger, 42, of Bemidji, works as a school bus driver and cook and races in the very competitive Wissota Mod Four class. She began her racing career after working on a modified and then in 1989 began to race herself in the Super Stock class until 1994.


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