IPSSSDR provides fuel for Mushers
$500 to help defray costs of high gas prices to get to sled dog race
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
October 9, 2008
Despite their "fueled by dog-power" tagline, even sled dog racers are being pinched by high gas prices as they transport their teams to events. In recognition of the fuel costs that mushers incur in getting dogs to its race starting line, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) will provide every registered team that arrives in Jackson, Wyo., for the 2009 race start with a gas voucher for $500 to help cover costs.
"Many mushers drive over 2,300 miles one way to compete," says IPSSSDR Race Director Frank Teasley. We donít want the price of gas to stop these top teams from participating."
Other changes to the 2009 IPSSSDR include over $80,000 in cash prizes for mushers registered in the PEDIGREE Musher Support program.
For the 2009 race, mushers will have four ways to win money:
- Overall purse;
- Day money (overall and day money total over $80,000);
- PEDIGREE Musher Support program ($80,000);
- Gas stipend ($500 per musher).
The addition of the $80,000 in PEDIGREE Musher Support funds effectively doubles the cash winnings available to participating teams this year.
The 2009 IPSSSDR is slated for January 30 to February 7, 2009, beginning in Jackson, Wyo., and ending in Park City, Utah. 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.
For more information, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org; contact the race via e-mail at email@example.com, telephone at 307.734.1163, or visit www.pedigree.com.