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Kennywood to celebrate 90th birthday of the RACER

| Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Lindsey Damon, 4, of Peters plays in a Kennywood racer car during a visit to the Heinz History Center on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
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Lindsey Damon, 4, of Peters plays in a Kennywood racer car during a visit to the Heinz History Center on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Kennywood will celebrate the RACER's 90th anniversary on Saturday by, well, racing.

The amusement park is marking the milestone by offering a free 2018 Season Pass to the rider who logs the most victories throughout the day.

Guests can ride the coaster from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

RACER consists of two coasters simulating a race on a continuous single-track route; it is one of three wooden roller coasters worldwide that uses a continuous single-track layout where riders start on one side of the track and finish on the opposite side.

Kennywood has been schooling its Twitter followers throughout the week on the history of the iconinc ride. Here are just a few:

This isn't the original...

A little trip down memory lane:

And, of course, the money shot:

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, don't forget about Kennywood in West Mifflin.

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