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Chad Knapp is an avid race fan. He is pictured with Josh Thoennes, a Midwest Modified driver.

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There's no place that Chad Knapp would rather be than the racetrack.

"It's basically my second home during the summer time," said the 16-year-old sophomore from Parkers Prairie. "I can't get away from there."


Knapp, the son of Becky Lee and Doug Knapp, has been a diehard race fan since he was 7. After months of begging, he finally convinced his dad to take him to the races at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria.

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