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Record number of racers at year's first turtle races

Perham's turtle race season kicked off Wednesday, June 2 with a record turnout. Week one drew an impressive 140 racers.

The old record was 117 in 2007. The Perham Express had around 65 riders. Grand champion for the day was Keela Dates from Lake Placid, NY.

Perham International Turtle Races are held every Wednesday, June through August. Races begin at 10:30 a.m., with registration starting at 10 a.m.