Aaron Peck wins 2013 IPSSSDR
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
February 4, 2013
Evanston, Wyoming – February 2, 2013 – Aaron Peck, age 33, from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, is the winner of the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with an overall time of 24:35:25. Peck has continued to move up the winner’s ranks in the IPSSSDR each year with a fourth place finish in 2010, a third place finish in 2011, a second place finish in 2012 – and now taking first place for the win in 2013.
Blayne "Bud" Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, took second with a cumulative time of 24:43:40. Streeper is a four-time champion of the IPSSSDR with first place wins in 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Lars Lindh from Kiruna, Sweden, placed third overall with a time of 25:11:06. The 2013 race is his first IPSSSDR.
Dave Turner from Sandy, Oregon, came in fourth with 25:23:23, and William Kornmuller from Willow, Alaska, came in fifth with a time of 25:59:15.
Complete times are available at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php?stage=10
Following Stage Eight of the IPSSSDR, Junior Mushers teamed up with the professionals for the Jr. Stage Stop fun race. The IPSSSDR awards banquet was at 6 p.m. in Evanston at the Machine Shop. The banquet is open to the public; adult tickets are $17, children $10.
With its unique stage stop format, the IPSSSDR has become a popular mushing event attracting the world’s top competitors. The new 2013 route traveled through Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Utah, making the IPSSSDR the first sled dog race to span four states, according to Race Director Teasley. 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.