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Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Dave Esse

Northland prep hockey coach recuperating after auto racing crash

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After leaving the hospital on Sunday afternoon, Dave Esse went to the garage housing the Late Model car he crashed the night before at Amsoil Speedway.


Upon viewing the wreckage, he was amazed that he wasn't hurt worse than he was.

"I didn't think it was going to be that bad, but I'm thankful I'm able to talk and walk," Esse said Monday. "I appreciate how safe these cars are. The car did its job and absorbed a lot of the force."

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