Iron Dog – Pro Class

The professionals took to the snow today. It was an overcast, snowy day here on Puntilla Lake, but that did not stop the irondoggers and their plane support from the race.

Puntilla Checkpoint

Puntilla Checkpoint

They start in Big Lake and head north to Skwentna, Shell Lake and then to us here at Puntilla Lake. The first team made it here around 2:30 PM.

Gas Please

Gas Please

Most racers stopped only long enough to gas up, add a little oil, guzzle some water and maybe a cliff bar.

Volunteer gas attendant

Volunteer gas attendant

Volunteers checked them into the checkpoint and pumped their gas.

Away he goes

Away he goes

And then they speed away, headed north. Most will make it to McGrath tonight, 350 miles from the start. They will get to Nome in two days and then head back to Fairbanks and the finish line.

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