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Blackjack hosts snowmobile races


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

A rubber chicken holding on for dear life is attached to the front of a racers Skidoo sled Saturday at Blackjack for the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge. The chicken had the best view of the race.


WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge, presented by Moto Trax, was held at the Blackjack Ski Resort Saturday and Sunday. Tim Moon, assistant general manager of Blackjack said, "The event is open to the public with free admission. This is our second year hosting and we are already discussing doing it for a third year."

The weather was warm and the sky was overcast Saturday, keeping the sun from blinding the racers and spectators. Todd Meyers, event organizer, said the conditions on the ski hills were excellent for late wint...

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