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Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Well the Alaska winter sports scene just had the 1st big race of the year. The Tesoro Iron Dog.

For those who aren't familiar the Iron Dog is the worlds longest snowmobile race, measuring some 1960 miles in length, from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks.

This year the team of Scott Davis and Alaska's 'First Dude' Todd Palin won the race in a record timing time of 38 hours, 7 minutes and 57 seconds.

This is also Davis 7th win tying him for the wins in the 23 year history of the race.

http://www.adn.com/front/story/8648745p-8540525c.html


In other Alaska winter racing events, The Yukon Quest should be finishing in short order, that is a sled dog race from Whitehorse YT, to Fairbanks Ak, In a couple of weeks we should have the Rhondy Sprint Dog Championship races and then in March the famous Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome. Then finally the Arctic Man which is a race that I would descrive as combining the best of Snowmobile racing and waterskiing.

With events like that who the hell needs NASCAR!


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

I thought the people with the dogs were effing nuts.. these guys are flat out batty.

User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
With events like that who the hell needs NASCAR!

Let's see...
Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, The Carolina's, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana and Fontana.

Did I miss any?  sarcastic 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Slightly off-topic, but has anybody heard how Susan Butcher is doing lately? Last I heard she was in Seattle going through a bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 3):
Slightly off-topic, but has anybody heard how Susan Butcher is doing lately? Last I heard she was in Seattle going through a bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia.

Dead, last August.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
Dead, last August.

OMG, very sad to hear that.  tombstone 


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 5):
Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
Dead, last August.

OMG, very sad to hear that.

We also lost Herbie Nayokpuk, "The Shishmaref Cannonball" passed away due to a stroke the first week of December.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 2):
Did I miss any?

Mississippi  sarcastic 

Good job Palin . . . does this make his 4th win for the IronDog now?


User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

The picture in the Daily News a few days ago of Sarah riding Todd's snowmachine was oddly hilarious. Only in Alaska can you have a hot female governor on the front page of the paper sharing a snowmachine with her husband.


GO ROCKETS
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 2):
Did I miss any?

I would add Indiana to that list.




As for the race.....could be fun....maybe?



Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 8):
Only in Alaska can you have a hot female governor on the front page of the paper sharing a snowmachine with her husband.

I love it!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 8):
Only in Alaska can you have a hot female governor on the front page of the paper sharing a snowmachine with her husband.

Yeah, I can't picture Maria Shriver running a 2000 mile snowmobile race.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 11):
Yeah, I can't picture Maria Shriver running a 2000 mile snowmobile race.

How about a Prius in the carpool lane?  sarcastic 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
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