Jackson, Wyoming—February 1, 2009—Wendy Davis of Lander, Wyo., led Day Two of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with the fastest time of 2:58:04. Davis averaged 14.5 miles per hour on the 43-mile loop from South Pass.
Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Mont., was a close second with a time of 2:58:38; in third, Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Mich., posted a time of 3:02:07.
On Monday, February 2, teams will race a 35-mile stage from Cora to Pinedale at 9 a.m. for Day Three of the race. Additional upcoming stages include Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Evanston, Lyman/Mountain View, and finally Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 7.
With its unique dog-friendly “stage stop” racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing the host towns to show their hospitality. Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball.
The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.
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- Davis Posts Fastest Time in IPSSSDR Day Four & Maintains Overall Lead
- Shirilla Posts Fastest Time in Day Five of IPSSSDR & Moves into First Place Overall
- Davis Dominates Day Two of IPSSSDR Sled Dog Race
- IPSSSDR Stage Seven Race Course Shortened and Moved due to Major Interstate Road Closures