Peck posts fastest Day Three time in IPSSSDR Alpine Stage
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013 – Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, posted the fastest time on Day Three of the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 4:28:21 on the 52-mile trail from Alpine, Wyoming. Peck averaged 11.8 MPH running 11 dogs.
Blayne "Bud" Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, was second with a time of 4:30:18; Lars Lindh from Kiruna, Sweden, was third with 4:32:41; in fourth, Dave Turner from Sandy, Oregon, posted a time of 4:40:25; and in fifth, Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Michigan, had a time of 4:40:46. Complete times for Day Three are available at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php?stage=3 . Overall race times will be available online later this evening.
Following today’s Alpine stage, teams left for Pinedale, Wyoming, where a Welcome Mushers dinner at the Sublette County Library awaits them. On Tuesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. the fourth stage of the race will leave the starting line at the Upper Green Parking Area near Cora, Wyoming, for a 47-mile course.
The race will travel to Lander, Big Piney/Marbleton, Kemmerer, Mountain View and Evanston, Wyo., over the next week. The race trail’s Montana and Wyoming stages cross into Idaho and Utah with the new 2013 route, making the IPSSSDR the first sled dog race to span four states, according to Race Director Teasley.
The IPSSSDR concludes on Saturday, February 2 in Uinta County outside of Evanston, Wyo. After the big finish, mushers will partner with select students from participating race communities for the Jr. Stage Stop fun race. The kids’ race will be held at 2 p.m. at the IPSSSDR’s North Slope Road Trailhead finish line, 30 miles south of Evanston. The IPSSSDR awards banquet will take place that night at 6 p.m. in Evanston at the Machine Shop. The banquet is open to the public; adult tickets are $17, children $10.
The race’s "stage stop" racing format allows the IPSSSDR to stop in a different community along the race route each night, allowing Wyoming’s host towns to show their hospitality: Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball.
With its unique stage stop format, the IPSSSDR has become a popular mushing event attracting the world’s top competitors. Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The Pedigree® 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 was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. In addition, the race works to spread the word in support of the need for childhood immunizations—and each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route with many communities using the funds for childhood immunization programs. For more information, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org or contact the race at 307-734-1163.