“It’s a cheap, fun, and full of action,” said Tara Harsha of baja racing, which was this year’s newest grandstand event at the Hubbard County Fair.

She has been competing for three years.

Growing in popularity at county fairs, baja racing is a blend of demo derby and rugged racing.

“The other drivers loved it and can't wait for next year. Now that people understand what it is, we believe we will have a bigger turn out for the next one. We have gotten comments about doing it again from people in the crowd,” Harsha said.

Eighteen cars registered for the Park Rapids Baja.

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In the four-cylinder class, Wyatt Munter of Fosston took first place, followed by Harsha and Jaden Mott of Fosston.

Baja racing organizer Mark Larson, who hails from Osage, captured first in the pickup/vans division. Zach Larsen of Bemidji took second, then Jay Leritz of Menahga grabbed third.

Harsha said, “We think it turned out great. We also thank Hubbard County Fair for letting us bring this great show!”