Peck posts fastest time on Day Seven of IPSSSDR
Moves into overall lead
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
February 1, 2013
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – February 1, 2013 – Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, posted the fastest time on Day Seven of the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with at time of 4:00:07 on the 40-mile trail from Lake Viva Naughton near Kemmerer. It was Peck’s fifth day in a row with the fastest time for the stage, today averaging 10 MPH with 10 dogs. With today’s times, Peck moves into the overall lead with an overall time of 21:35:57.
For Day Seven, Blayne "Bud" Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, was second for the day with a time of 4:15:02; Lars Lindh from Kiruna, Sweden, was third with 4:17:06; in fourth, Dave Turner from Sandy, Oregon, posted a time of 4:17:29; and William Kornmuller from Willow, Alaska, came in fifth with a time of 4:25:25.
In overall times; Streeper is second with a time of 21:48:59; Lindh is third with 22:09:12; Turner is fourth with 22:27:21; and Kornmuller is fifth with 22:48:08.
Following today’s Lake Viva Naughton stage, teams left for Mountain View for Musher Mania. On Saturday, Lyman will host the Flapjack Frenzy at 7-9 a.m. for mushers before they depart on the final day of the race. Stage Eight of the IPSSSDR will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Deadhorse Trail South of Mountain View and will finish at North Slope Road 30 miles south of Evanston.
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 tomorrow 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. 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.
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.