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Generations of Farrington family heavily involved in racing, pits at Bemidji Speedway

Bemidji Speedway has long been known as a family friendly racing facility. But that goes far beyond the fans in the stands.

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The Farrington family is deeply involved with racing at Bemidji Speedway. Farrington family members Bonnie, Lilian, Gannon and John are pictured at a recent speedway event.
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Bemidji Speedway has long been known as a family friendly racing facility. But that goes far beyond the fans in the stands.

Many families share the excitement in the pits and on the track as well. One such family is the Farrington family from Akeley.

John, Bonnie, Lilian and Gannon are at the track each Sunday, with John racing in the Wissota Modified and Pure Stock divisions. Bonnie races in the Wissota Super Stock class, and Lilian competes in the Wissota Hornet class. Gannon, 7 years old, and their dog Max are in the pits helping out.

John and Bonnie have been racing for four years. This is Lilian’s second year on the track. Both John and Bonnie have also been active with the Garfield Lake Ice Racers for many years.

Fans can meet the Farringtons, along with all the other drivers, at the Speedway’s Kids Night, which starts at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. All kids 12 and under get free admission, and during intermission, everyone can go down on track, meet the drivers and pick up photos and treats.

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