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AMA Ice Race Grand Championship in Cadillac

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Reaching speeds up to 85 miles an hour, on ice.

Racers plan to awe spectators this weekend for the A.M.A. Ice Race Grand Championships.

Crews started setting up the track on Lake Cadillac near Mitchell State Park today.

Youth races will begin Saturday morning at 9:00 followed by other amateur divisions.

The races end Sunday morning with the pro class.

Last year's races brought 1,500 people to the area.

Event organizers say they love to teach people about the sport.

Tickets are $10 a day for those ages 12 and up, and $5 for children 4 to 11 years old.

You also have to pay for a recreation passport to enter Mitchell State Park.

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