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Participants of the annual Jack Helgren Memorial Race compete in the Leman's style race Saturday at Clear Lake.

CHRIS ZOELLER, The Globe Gazette

The Jack snowmobile races will be Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, on Clear Lake.

The ninth annual Jack Helgren Memorial Race, also known as "The Jack," is a memorial to Jack Helgren, area businessman, avid snowmobiler, snowmobile dealer/racer and promoter of the sport in the area.

There will be races for all ages.

Friday night includes pre-registration at Rumorz Bar, followed by a cruise around the lake.

2018 Iowa Lemans Championship on Saturday begins with registration and practice. Opening ceremonies and parade lap are at 9 a.m., followed by radar runs, Lemans racing, Kitty Kat and 120 Racing from Clear Lake State Park.

There will also be a vintage show all day.

The awards ceremony is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western in Clear Lake, with music by the Split Second Band.

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