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Winds challenge racers on final day


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WAKEFIELD — The 2019 Stock and Junior National Championships ended late Thursday morning just as a growing breeze began to be an issue on Wakefield’s Sunday Lake.

“It was quite windy and rough,” said Jay Fox of Bay City, who was among final participants in a memorial race in honor of the late James “Jimmer” Hagerl of Cloquet, Minn., a former championship winner who died last year of cancer.

Fox said his particular race felt “more like a marathon.”

Winds had been forecast to be as high as 20 mph, which is the point at which racing is closed.

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