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Tony Olinyk (left) of Winnipeg and Bruce Miller of Maple Grove discussed past NH

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals: Superfans live for the Nationals


Look up the definition of fan and you’ll find, “an enthusiastic devotee (as of a sport or performing art), usually a spectator.”

For two die-hard drag racing buffs at Brainerd International Raceway that definition doesn’t quite do them justice.

The word “superfan” best applies.

Tony Olinyk of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Bruce Miller of Maple Grove are both 54-year-old race lovers who have barely missed a Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at BIR since 1982.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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