Magnusson posts fastest time in Day Two of IPSSDR
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
January 29, 2012
Jackson, Wyoming--January 29, 2012—Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Mich., posted the fastest time on Day Two of the 2012 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 3:06:18 on the 42-mile-course outside Lander, Wyoming. Running 11 dogs, Magnusson averaged 13.5 miles per hour on the trail.
Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, was second with a time of 3:07:04. In third place, Blayne Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, posted a time of 3:07:15.
Fourth and fifth place times were separated by one second. Jerry Bath from Lander, Wyo.—racing in his home town—was fourth with a time of 3:08:00; Ryan Redington from Wasilla, Alaska, was fifth with a time of 3:08:01.
Beginning at 9 a.m., 21 teams departed in two-minute intervals from the starting line located on Lollypop Loop trail on South Pass. Following the race, teams drove to Pinedale where they will attend the Welcome Mushers Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Sublette County Library, 155 South Tyler, in honor of the Gayle Kinnison Memorial Labyrinth. Screen Door Porch will provide live music. The IPSSSDR is the only sled dog race in the world traveling with its own band.
On Monday, January 30, teams will race on a 38-mile-course from the Upper Green Parking Lot in Cora, racing on Continental Divide Snowmachine Trail along Highway 191 & 352 with the finish at the Upper Green parking lot in Cora.
The 2012 IPSSSDR continues this week through Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Evanston, and Lyman/Mountain View, Wyo., 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.
For complete times visit http://wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php?stage=2.
1. Bruce Magnusson, MI
2. Ryan Redington, AK
3. Blayne Streeper, BC
4. John Stewart, Scotland
5. Jerry Bath, WY
6. Kate St. Onge, UT
7. Erin Redington, AK
8. Denis Laboda, MN
9. Dave Turner, OR
10. Stacey Teasley, WY
11. Bailey Cross Vitello, MA
12. Marco Rivest, Quebec, Canada
13. Grant Beck, NWT
14. Al Borak, Michigan
15. Aaron Peck, AB, Canada
16. William Kornmuller, AK
17. JR Anderson, MN
18. Warren Palfrey, BC
19. Brent Beck, NWT
20. Richard Beck, NWT
21. Sam Palfrey , BC
22. James Wheeler, Maine