West Ridge Race, Feb 19, UAF ski trails
We had perfect trail conditions for the race on the West Ridge trails at UAF this year. Though the prediction was for colder weather, it stayed nicely right around zero with a few flakes in the air. UAF’s trail groomer Jason Garron kindly put in some fresh corduroy which helped racers navigate the challenging parts of the Big Whizzy. Teams covered distances from one to nine miles and could race with up to three dogs. It is a great privilege to be able to use these trails and ASPA thanks UAF for the ongoing permission and support.
Kathleen Boyle and Sara Tabbert were the race directors. Chuck Deehr and Brandon McGrath Bernhard were timers; Chris Burrow helped handle at the race start, and Molly Yazwinski and Drew Harrington very kindly brought their snowmachine for safety and race support and helped Jason clean up the trails and take down markers once the race ended.
|[9 mile, 3 dogs]|
|1||Nina Ruckhaus||Piggy, Weasel, Snuffy||41:15||1st|
|[9 mile, 2 dogs]|
|2||Brian Reggiani||Olive and Funky||49:41||2nd|
|3||Jacques Philip||Dingo and BB-8||43:12||1st|
|[4.5 mile, 2 dogs]|
|5||Sunnifa Deehr||Sisu and Dave||17:22||1st|
|6||Jeff Benowitz||Panda and Zeke||18:16||2nd|
|7||Jamie Marschner||Dancer and Spice||34:54||4th|
|8||Gail Davidson||Cocoa and Darna||26:03||3rd|
|[4.5 mile, 1 dog]|
|[3 mile, 1 dog (Unofficial Class)]|
|[1 mile, 1 dog]|