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Carlsons live racing life in the fast lane at Bemidji Speedway

The Carlson family can be seen in action at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday at Bemidji Speedway.

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Pictured is the Carlson family of Bemidji Speedway, consisting of, from left, Tim Carlson, Kristi Carlson, Austin Carlson, Rylee Carlson and Dalton Carlson.
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BEMIDJI -- The Carlson family has been racing at Bemidji Speedway for more than 40 years.

Tim Carlson, 57, says he remembers his first win as a highlight and hasn’t stopped racing since. He has raced in the Late Models, Wissota Super Stocks and “pretty much every class but the Mod Fours,” he said with a smile.

Tim’s son Dalton, 29, has raced for 15 years and races in the Wissota Super Stock class like his father. His clean sweep of the Paul Bunyan Stampede is his highlight moment. Tim’s youngest son Austin, 25, races in the Wissota Pure Stock class. He started racing when he was 18 years old and remembers his first clean sweep as a special moment.

Back in the pits, Tim’s wife Kristi takes care of the family racing needs and watching grandkids and pets. Truly a racing family’s life in the fast lane.

The Carlson family can be seen in action at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday at Bemidji Speedway.

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