L-188
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Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:13 am

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!
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:39 am

I thought the people with the dogs were effing nuts.. these guys are flat out batty.
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:45 am

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 
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:54 am

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.
 
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:19 am

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.
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:32 am

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

OMG, very sad to hear that.  tombstone 
 
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:35 pm

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.
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:22 pm

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

Mississippi  sarcastic 

Good job Palin . . . does this make his 4th win for the IronDog now?
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:14 am

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.
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:46 am

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

I would add Indiana to that list.




As for the race.....could be fun....maybe?
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:56 am

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!
 
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:10 am

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.
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RE: Alaska's First Dude Wins Iron Dog.

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:37 am

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 
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