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The Rush of Racing at Sugar River
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The Brodhead Historics vintage go-karting event is being held this weekend at Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead. Troy Cozad, from Sugar Grove, Ill., drives laps in his go-kart. Cozad has been racing for 41 years. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
BRODHEAD - Shawn Welte didn't know if he would get a chance to relive the rush of racing vintage go-karts. Welte's world came to a crashing halt when doctors confirmed he had a rare form of a brain tumor - acoustic neuroma, which started as a slow-growing tumor in his inner ear that reached his brain and led to dizziness and difficulty hearing. He had surgery on his benign brain tumor in February.