Saturday, April 5, 2008
Arctic Circle Championship Day 2
Today was day 2 of the Kotzebue Dog Mushers Association Arctic Circle Championship. I missed yesterday because I hadn't yet returned from Anchorage. This is a three day race, one 25 mile heat each day. The winner is determined by overall time over all three days. There is no dog limit.
It was a nice sunny day. The temp was 13 degrees and the wind was southeast at 23 mph. It was cooler than yesterday so the trail was harder and the cool air better for the dogs which reflected in the faster times today.
These are Bill Kornmuller's dogs.
There were a lot of people out to watch the start of the race. The dogs were excited and they were hollering...
...and bouncing. The standings so far are......
Terry Streeper is 1st place over all. Day 1 time 1:14:18, Day 2 time 1:08:16.
Bill Kornmuller 2nd place overall. Day 1 time 1:16:49, Day 2 time 1:14:51
Buddoo Gallahorn 3rd place overall. Day 1 time 1:18:42, Day 2 time 1:15:01.
Luke Sampson 4th place overall. Day 1 time 1:17:28, Day 2 time 1:17:14.
Cyrus Harris 5th place overall. Day 1 time 1:21:43. Day 2 time 1:14:38
Paul Hansen 6th place overall. Day 1 time 1:22:14, Day 2 time 1:16:22.
Jay Cadzow is in 7th place overall. Day 1 time 1:58:12, Day 2 time 1:41:57. I don't have a picture of his team because he was 13 minutes behind the 6th place finisher and I gave up to go watch the finish of the snowmachine race. I will be taking pictures of Day three tomorrow and will try to catch the finish of some of the Kobuk 440 mushers. KDMA mushers banquet will be on Monday.