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Belt sander race set for AWFS

Racers from across the country are preparing for full-throttle fun at the 2011 national Belt Sander Races set for July 21 at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas.

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Coordinated by the Belt Sander Racing Association, Accuride International and the AWFS fair committee, the event will take place at 4:30 p.m. (PST) in the Las Vegas Convention Center's central hall at Booth No. 10300.

Competitors will vie for awards on a 75-foot wooden track complete with Christmas-tree starting signals. Accuride will present first-, second- and third-place awards, as well as a special judge's award and recognition for the best design theme.

"The competition is bound to be fierce, which makes the event a lot of fun. So pack your speediest track-burning sander and come get in on the action," said Jamie Goodwin, association president and Accuride regional sales manager, in a release. "There's a limit to the number of racers, so be sure to reserve your spot at the starting line right away."

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