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State Park Speedway sees big turnout for opening race


Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.

People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle.

He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71.

Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career.

"Once a week all these people come together at the track and it's kind of like a family sometimes, you know it was a really sad day and I know there are a lot of people sharing stories and talking and you know, he was definitely a legend and a lot of people will very much miss him," said State Park Speedway Marketing and PR Director, Jana Wimmer.

Racers also left a spot open during the parade lap to honor Trickle on the track.

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