Streeper wins Pinedale Stage of IPSSSDR
A crowd of spectators enthusiastically cheered the teams as they headed off from the Pinedale Start line.
Blayne "Bud" Streeper, from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, posted the fastest time on the Pinedale Stage of the IPSSSDR.
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Original post February 1, 2010 | Updated February 8 & 11, 2010
Jackson, Wyoming - February 1, 2010 - Blayne "Bud" Streeper, age 27, from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, posted the fastest time on Day Three of the 2010 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 3:09:58. Streeper, winner of the 2004 IPSSSDR and yesterday's Day Two stage, ran 10 dogs and averaged 13.6 MPH on the sunny trail outside Cora, Wyo.
Lina Gladh, also from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, placed second again for Day Three with a time of 3:15:48; Joe Gans from Chaska, Minn., came in third with a time of 3:17:41.
In overall times, Streeper leads with 6:04:20; Gladh is second with 6:15:05. Gans is third with 6:26:22.
On Tuesday, February 2, teams will race a 64-mile course in the Big Piney/ Marbleton Stage beginning at 9 a.m. Upcoming stages include Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Evanston, Lyman/Mountain View, and finally Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 6.
With its unique dog-friendly "stage stop" racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing the host towns to show their hospitality. Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball.
The Pedigree(R) brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, the largest dog sled race in the lower 48 states, was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the race Website at www.wyomingstagestop.org, contact the race via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at (307) 734-1163.
Photos courtesy Gayle Hamner, Octavian Dumitrescu-Pinedale Legacy Photography, Lana Koppenhafer, and Dawn Ballou-Pinedale Online!