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Doyle, Blake Erickson make up Bemidji Speedway’s dynamic duo

Bemidji Speedway features participation from many teams with family connections. One such family team is the father-son dynamic duo of Doyle and Blake Erickson.

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Doyle, left, and Blake Erickson pose next to Blake's Wissota Mod Four at Bemidji Speedway.
Dennis Peterson / Special to the Pioneer
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BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Speedway features participation from many teams with family connections. One such family team is the father-son dynamic duo of Doyle and Blake Erickson.

The Ericksons have been consistent winners at Bemidji Speedway since Doyle started racing in 1997 in the Pure Stock and Street classes.

Doyle Erickson has won six track championships at Bemidji Speedway. He won the John Seitz Memorial Race in the Wissota Midwest Modified and won in a Late Model at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. He has nearly 100 feature wins in his career, something very few have accomplished. Doyle currently races in the Wissota Midwest Modified class.

Blake has raced for several years, starting out in the Mini Stock class and winning his first feature in his first year. The following season, Blake was crowned the track champion in the Mini Stocks. In his first year of racing in the Wissota Mod Four class, he also won a feature race and placed an impressive fifth at the Wissota 100.

In 2020, Blake was crowned the Wissota Mod Four season points champion. So far in 2022, he has won two features and is currently in second place -- just 12 points behind point leader Skyler Smith.

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Twice in their careers, Doyle and Blake have won features on the same night.

The Ericksons will be competing for the right to go to the Wissota 100 on Sunday with drivers from throughout the area as the AFCO Race of Champions night hits the Bemidji Speedway.

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