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Photos and video: Snowmobile racing with Kids Championship Power Racing Organization-East

KCPRO is a nonprofit competitive youth ice racing organization for kids ages 4-16 that encourages safety and sportsmanship. The organization is divided into East and West groups with KCPRO-East hosting races in the Northland, including Saturday, Feb. 19, on Pike Lake in Duluth. To learn more about KCPRO-East, visit kcproeast.com.

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While racing around the final turn on the ice oval on Pike Lake, Jada Lore's snowmobile lifts up during a heat at the KCPRO-East event on Pike Lake in Duluth on Saturday, Feb. 19.
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Four snowmobile racers, lead by Logan Larsen, left, come around the second turn of the ice oval on Pike Lake in Duluth during a heat at the KCPRO-East event.
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Maximus Hagglund (4) sits on his snowmobile while it is being looked at while waiting for his heat.
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Four snowmobile racers, led by Brecken Cornelius, race around the last turn of the ice oval.
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KCPRO-East President Joe DeRosia, right, inspects a snowmobile that Logan Larsen (250) is sitting on during a break in the action.
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Brant Gruba (14) leans to his left while racing around the final turn of the ice oval on Pike Lake.
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A snowmobile sits at rest in front of a sign from KCPRO-East that encourages racing with the club.
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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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