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43rd annual Paul Bunyan Stampede reaches Bemidji Speedway this weekend

Drivers have had a few weeks off from the Bemidji Speedway to plan and prepare for the biggest races of the year. This weekend, the 43rd annual Paul Bunyan Stampede hits the track.

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Action from the 2021 Paul Bunyan Stampede at Bemidji Speedway.
Dennis Peterson / Special to the Pioneer
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BEMIDJI -- Drivers have had a few weeks off from Bemidji Speedway to plan and prepare for the biggest races of the year. This weekend, the 43rd annual Paul Bunyan Stampede hits the track.

The action begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, with a cornhole tournament.

Racing action begins on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the first green flag waving at 4 p.m. The races continue onto Sunday, Sept. 25, with a 2 p.m. starting time.

A full field of cars are expected with Bemidji Mini Stocks, Wissota Hornets, Wissota Pure Stocks, Wissota Mod Fours, Wissota Midwest Modifieds, Wissota Super Stocks, Wissota A Modifieds and the Northern Renegade Wingless Sprints joining in the action both days as well.

“The Stampede” has become a highlight for many drivers, crews and fans over the years with drivers coming from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Canada for the three-day event. Top drivers in each class will be vying for national points. Over the years, Bemidji Speedway has hosted point leaders in each class looking to improve their standings.

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With increased purses, the drivers will be looking for both the dollars and the points to finish out the racing season at Bemidji Speedway.

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Action from the 2021 Paul Bunyan Stampede at Bemidji Speedway.
Dennis Peterson / Special to the Pioneer

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