Peck wins another IPSSSDR Stage
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
January 31, 2013
January 31, 2013 – Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, posted the fastest time on Day Six of the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 2:26:20 on the 28-mile trail from Big Piney. It was Peck’s fourth day in a row with the fastest time for the stage, today averaging 11.5 MPH with 10 dogs.
Blayne "Bud" Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, was second for the day with a time of 2:29:19; Lars Lindh from Kiruna, Sweden, was third with 2:31:24; in fourth, Dave Turner from Sandy, Oregon, posted a time of 2:33:21; and William Kornmuller from Willow, Alaska, was in fifth with a time of 2:36:58.
Streeper maintains the 2013 overall lead so far with a total time of 17:33:57 ; Peck is in second with 17:35:50 ; and Lindh is third with 17:52:06 . Complete times are available on the IPSSSDR website at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php.
Following today’s Big Piney/Marbleton stage, teams left for Kemmerer where a cocktail reception and banquet awaited them at the South Lincoln Training and Event Center. On Friday, at 9 a.m., the seventh stage of the race will leave the starting line at Lake Viva Naughton outside Kemmerer.
The race will travel to Mountain View and Evanston, Wyo., through Saturday. In addition to Montana and Wyoming, the new 2013 race route crosses into Idaho and Utah, 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, Wyoming.
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.