(West Yellowstone, Mont.) – Blayne “Bud” Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, posted the fastest time on Day Two of the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 4:09:20 on the 56-mile-trail from West Yellowstone, Mont. Running 10 dogs, Streeper averaged 13.5 miles per hour on the trail – the first time the IPSSSDR has raced on this particular trail that finished at the Bear Gulch Trailhead 10 miles outside Ashton, Idaho.
Lars Lindh from Kiruna, Sweden, was second with a time of 4:12:24; Ryan Redington from Wasilla, Alaska, was third with a time of 4:13:31; William Kornmuller from Willow, Alaska, was fourth with a time of 4:17:44; and in fifth, Dave Turner from Sandy, Ore., posted a time of 4:19:08. Complete times are available at http://www.wyomingstagestop.
Lander’s Jerry Bath came in 12th with a time of 4:45:33. There are 21 teams participating.
Following the West Yellowstone, Mont., stage, teams left for Alpine, Wyo., where a community dinner awaited them. On Monday, January 28 at 9 a.m. the race will leave the starting line in Alpine on a 56-mile course.
The race will travel to Pinedale, Lander, Big Piney/Marbleton, Kemmerer, Mountain View and Evanston, Wyo., over the next week. The race trail’s Montana and Wyoming stages cross into Idaho and Utah with the new 2013 route, making the IPSSSDR the first sled dog race to span four states, according to Race Director Teasley.