Jackson, WY—February 3, 2009—Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Mont., posted the fastest time Day Four of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 4:07:35. Sam Perrino from Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories was second with a time of 4:27:04. Grant Beck, also from Yellowknife, came in third with a time of 4:30:03.
In overall positions, Shirilla moves into the lead with a cumulative time of 10:10:26. Wendy Davis of Lander, Wyo., is second with a time of 10:23:56; Perrino is third with 10:43:05.
On Wednesday, teams will race from Alpine up the Greys River Trail for Day Five before continuing to 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.
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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
- Lander Team Posts Fastest Time in IPSSSDR Day Three & Leads Overall
- Davis Posts Fastest Time during IPSSSDR Day Three; Leads Overall
- Davis Dominates Lander Stage in IPSSSDR; Hometown Musher Posts Fastest Time