Jackson, Wyoming—January 27, 2008—Wendy Davis of Lander, Wyo., led day two of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with the fastest time of 6:10:06. Melanie Shirilla of Lincoln, Mont., was second with a time of 6:25:33. Jacques Philip from Nenana, Alaska was third with a time of 6:26:43.
Trail conditions were challenging on the second day with heavy snow and strong winds along the 76-mile run. Teams completed a mandatory one-hour rest stop at Blucher Creek before continuing to Irish Canyon. Following the Lander stage, teams will continue to Pinedale, Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Evanston, and Lyman/Mountain View over the next week before arriving in Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2. 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 on offer 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 http://www.wyomingstagestop.org, contact the race via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at 307.734.1163.