Blayne ‘Buddy’ Streeper posts fastest time in Day Three of IPSSDR
Streeper at the Pinedale Stage Stop starting line on Monday, January 30th. He carried the banner of the Pinedale FFA Chapter. Streeper has won the IPSSSDR in 2004, 2010 and 2011. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
January 30, 2012
Averaging 12.8 miles per hour, Blayne "Buddy" Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, posted the fastest time on Day Three of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 3:21:51. Streeper has won the IPSSSDR in 2004, 2010 and 2011.
In second place, John Stewart from Scotland posted a time of 3:24:25. James Wheeler from South Portland, Maine, a newcomer to the IPSSSDR, came in third with a time of 3:29:48
In overall times, Streeper leads with a time of 6:29:06. Aaron Peck from Grand Praire, Alberta, is second with a time of 6:37:01. Stewart is in third place with a time of 6:37:28.
Following Day Three’s race, teams departed for the Big Piney/Marbleton stage with a Meet the Mushers dinner at the Marbleton Seniors Center at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, January 31, teams will race a 64-mile course from Middle Piney Parking Lot at 9 a.m.
The 2012 IPSSSDR continues this week through Alpine, Evanston, and Lyman/Mountain View, Wyoming, before arriving in Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 4. With its unique "stage stop" racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community 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.
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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 at 307-734-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The race is also active on Facebook under International Pedigree Stage Stop and on Twitter at @IPSSSDR.
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