IPSSSDR January 28 – February 5, 2011
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
by IPSSSDR media release
November 23, 2010
Preparation has begun for the 2011 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, January 28 – February 5, 2011, with plans to make visibility even better at the Jackson, Wyo., starting line, announced Race Director Frank Teasley
"Spectators will be surprised by what they see on Jackson’s Town Square," says Teasley. "We’ve ordered a screen twice the size of last year’s so everyone will have a good view of the mushers coming into the starting line."
The 2011 event begins in Jackson on Friday, January 28, and continues to Lander, Wyo. on January 30; Pinedale, January 31; Big Piney/Marbleton, February 1; Alpine, February 2; Kemmerer, February 3, Uinta County, February 4; and finishes in Park City, Utah, February 5.
Teasley expects large crowds at all the stage stops as the race hosts 25 mushers—an expanded roster from recent years. Four-time Iditarod winner Lance Mackey and Blayne "Bud" Streeper, winner of the IPSSSDR in 2004 and 2010, will be two of the teams competing for the IPSSSDR title
"It’s a mushing dream come true," says Teasley. "It’s like the Super Bowl of mushing."
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 showcase the state of Wyoming and to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. Each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations. For more information, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org; contact the race via e-mail at email@example.com or telephone at 307-734-1163.