|Canceled due to weather, not enough mushers showing up|
Special thanks to Kirsten Bey and Gary Longley for dragging the 12 Mile Trail and
Howard Farley for dragging the 7 Mile Trail.
*Please check the Nome Kennel Club Website for Saturday race start updates. Thankyou!
|Day 1||Day 2|
|1st||Nils Hahn||2.07.14||* *|
|2nd||Joran Freeman||2.33.36||* *|
|3rd||Tom Shepski||2.55.41||* *|
|4th||Chris Rowe||3.00.05||* *|
|Saturday February 13th Soft, punchy trail, 17 F with winds for -16 F chill.||Sunday February 14th Due to ground storm conditions, trail obliterated.|
Congratulations to the above drivers and teams; thank you for
making the choice to race.
Special thanks to Gary Longley, Jim and Chris Rowe for dragging the trails today.
*There were no entrants in the Six Dog Class today.
The trail was hard and fast with some glare ice on the river
and moose holes in the trail near a herd of 10 moose. The
temperatures were chillier in the river valley and a warm -10 F on
upland sections of the trail. Under a sunny sky, it was a beautiful day
for a race.
Special thanks to Matt Desalernos for sharing his yard and trail today.
Congratulations to the above drivers and teams!
|Day 1||Day 2||Total|
|1st||Nils Hahn||3.17.54||* *||3.19.12 * *||6.37.06|
|2nd||Joran Freeman||3.36.26||* *||3.30.04 * *||7.04.30|
|3rd||Ray Lang||3.41.55||* *||3.31.58 * *||7.12.53|
|4th||Mike Webber||3.44.48||* *||3.34.12 * *||7.19.00|
|5th||Robin Thomas||4.15.59||* *||4.25.34 * *||8.41.33|
The wind was calm and the temperature was 19 F at 10:00AM when the race started, the radiant warmth of the sun felt great to the spectators the race finished. Mushers said the trail was good, but soft in a couple spots. Only two obstacles were reported on the trail, one was a nonparticipant dogteam and the other was a moose cow and calf, both interfered with the progress of race teams and drivers. Please folks, if you are on a race trail, yield right of way to incoming race teams. Moose are another issue.... Thanks.
March 7th, 1999
The wind was calm and the temperature was 0 F when the race started. The first team out saw a red fox and a herd of moose, other than a few ptarmigan, the race was uneventful. Everyone had a clean run.
Note: There was no 6 dog race.
Congratulations to the following drivers and teams!
|1st||Nils Hahn, 10 dogs||7.32.48|
|2nd||Joran Freeman, 12 dogs||7.41.25|
|3rd||Ray Lang, 9 dogs||8.30.43|
Thanks a lot! to Kirsten Bey, Jim and Chris Rowe for covering the race trail today and putting in the Salmon Lake turn around and to Gary Longley for setting the Three Mile Trail in.
**Please get your teams out on the Three Mile trail so they are familiar with it for the Businessmanís race next Saturday the 20th. I need snowmachines on the trail to help with this race, please. See you there at 1:00 PM.
**Special thanks to KNOM for live coverage of the start and finish today!!
|4th||Laurine Domke||17.37||Lower Yukon School Distr.|
|5th||Gary Wilson||18.52||Keiser Air|
|6th- Tie||Jeri Knudsen||18.53||Milt Johnson, CPA|
|6th- Tie||Aaron Weil||18.53||Self|
|7th||Tommy Wells||18.57||Bering Strait Record|
|8th||Harold Burdsall||19.34||Union Valley Sheep|
|9th||Mike Corrigan||19.35||Nome Business Ventures|
|11th||Joe Nash||20.11||Bering Strait Record|
|12th||Cheryl Callis||20.53||Happy Howls|
|13th||Lisa Weber||21.00||Nome Nugget|
|14th||Brian Davies||21.05||Davies Consultant|
|15th||Sheryl Garner||21.28||Emergency Education Resources|
|17th||Debbie L. Hansen||21.34||Homemaker Kodiak|
|18th||Mary Lou Swenson||21.43||Mike, Leslie Swenson|
|19th||Steve Hantelman||21.53||SWH Financial Mgmt|
|20th||Rachel Gernat||21.54||Law Office of Rachel Gernat|
|21st||Stan Mills||22.57||Richay Mills and Assoc.|
|22nd||Moira Demarcos||23.06||Stanford Hospital|
|23rd||Cynthia Sale||23.41||Self (tie with 24)|
|24th||Raymond Hubrich||23.41||Self (tie with 23)|
|25th||Jerry Spindler||24:12||SWH Financial Mgmt|
|26th||Ron Swenson||24.32||Mike, Leslie Swenson|
|27th||Sharon Davies||24.49||Davies Consultant|
|28th||Sue Barton||25.00||Baron Phillips Assoc.|
|32nd||Kristin Lund||27.01||Emergency Education|
|35th||Mark Shermden||32.55||Riettey Mills, CPA|
|36th||Dick Rudy||36.05||Auction by Maggie|
|DNF*||Jennifer Smith||Aurora Gold|
Thanks to all NKC Members who brought teams, sleds and volunteered throughout the race which lasted from 12:30 - 5 p.m. The sun was shining, a balmy 26 above zero and it was perfect weather for spectators - a bit hot for the dogs. The trail was soft and sugary on the backside of Gold Hill, so it was not a record breaking race. There were no lost teams, although we had one team take a jump over a non participating team on the trail. And thanks to the two out of town teams from Ramey Smyth.
Thanks to our snowmachine trail support, Gary Longley, Jr., Jim Dory, Jim Rowe, Ray Lang, Bill Cavaney, Mark Hunt and Pat Rae's son's. Thanks to Jim for clearing out the drifted road by the race start area!
Thanks to the others who volunteered with timing, bibs, collection of registrations. Thanks to Liller Cotter, Maureen Chambrone, Ramey Smyth, Pat Rae and her wonderful family for their support and holding it all together during our Race Marshal's absence to go watch Aaron, finish the Iditarod. Congratulations to all the brave mushers who completed the race and are now official Nome Kennel Club members! Come back next year!
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a success!!!!
*DNF = Did Not Finish
Congratulations to the following tough drivers and dogteams.
|Place||Driver||#Dogs||To Council||Return||Total Time|
A big thank you to Patricia Rae of Raes Harness Shop for being our official Race Marshal and for enduring the ground storms and tough trail conditions. Thank you to Kirsten Bey for offering her snowmachine to the race marshal for her use. Connor Thomas, our NKC checker, race official and trail escort with his partner, Brian Timbers receive our thanks for being there and doing a tough job very well.
Thanks to David Holly for staking a great trail for us!
The members of the Seward Peninsula Amateur Radio Club provided wonderful ham support and continuous coverage. We are very grateful for their time, talent and efforts. Special thanks to these members: Pat Hahn, Les Brown, Mike Murphy, Colby and Mary Carter, and Todd Lovell for their concern and extra efforts.
Thanks to our veterinarian, Derreck Leedy for supporting the teams and heading out on the trail.
Soft, windblown and drifted trail, 13 F with winds for -17 F chill.
Although the trail was soft and wind blown, it was a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze and 27F . Participants and spectators had a great time. It was fun watching the stockingfooted drivers' clamber out of their sleeping bags, jump into their boots and sprint to their waiting sleds and necklined dogs. They hastily stuffed their sleeping bags into sacks as they ran and hustled dogs into harness. Feverishly pulling up anchors and flying across the start line and around the Three Mile trail. The first team out came in first; but there was an excititng neck and neck duel across the finish line between the last two teams with the second place team winning by a dog's nose. It was really fun! Too bad more teams didn't show up. Special thanks to Gini Flint, Conner Thomas, and Joe Nash for handling dog teams during the scramble today. This was the last race of the season.
Congratulations to the following drivers and teams!
Thanks a lot to our local newspapers and radio stations for their
coverage this season. We really appreciate your support!