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Photo by William Woody

A driver performs a burnout to give his tires more grip at the Western Colorado Dragway during racing action earlier this season.

Life is not a drag

Local young drag racers hope current success leads to future in speed business

There’s a lot of pink on the dragster Mikayla Vollender drives.
Vollender, who will be 19 later this month, drives a 2010 dragster with a snowmobile engine that has gone as fast as 120 mph. If it were painted black or red or gray, the dragster might be an intimidating sight for anyone else in the racing field.


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