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I’m staying with the puppies because the latest ‘alternate facts’ from Agitprop Kommissar Konway are boring.

February 6, 2017   10 Comments

YQ 300 2017 – Day 3

These are the 9:00PM CST standings on the YQ 300 based on the Live Tracker.

Four teams scratched at Carmacks: Chase Tingle (51), Susie Rogan (57), Kyla Boivin (68), & Melissa Schenke (69). All ‘for the good of the team’, which, based on pictures, means the mushers are freezing. Scott Janssen (59) joined the group by scratching at Carmacks. Hans Gatt (63) scratched at Pelly Crossing ‘for strategic reasons’.

Michelle, Aliy, Nathaniel, & Claudia looks like the finishing order. Michelle crossed the finish line at 9:57PM CST.

1 Michelle Phillips (58)
Beyond Pelly Crossing
2 Aliy Zirkle (56)
3 Nathaniel Hamlyn (66)
4 Claudia Wickert (62)
At Pelly Crossing
5 Gerry Willomitzer (71)
6 Magnus Kaltenborn (64)
7 Jacob Heigers (60)
Beyond Carmacks
8 Roger Lee (53)
9 Jason Biasetti (54)
10 Fabien Cayer-Barrioz (55)
11 Marcelle Fressineau (52)
12 Jean-Marc Champeval (73)
13 Thomas Verin (65)
At Carmacks
14 Lynne Witte (70)
15 Brian Kandler (72)
16 Craig Houghton (67)

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

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February 6, 2017   No Comments

Yukon Quest 2017 – Day 3

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Sled DogHugh is continuing his race to Dawson and collection of firsts into checkpoints. The temperatures are staying cold which is better for the puppies, if not so great for the mushers.

Yuka Honda has been hit with a two-hour penalty for repairs to her sled that required outside assistance.

The Current Standings at 9:00PM CST ( 7:00PM PST):
Beyond Pelly Crossing
1 Hugh Neff (9)
2 Brent Sass (14)
3 Allen Moore (8)
4 Katherine Keith (19)R
5 Matt Hall (20)
6 Ed Hopkins (18)
7 Paige Drobny (7)
8 Torsten Kohnert (21)
9 Yuka Honda (2)
10 Ryne Olson (15)
11 Brian Wilmshurst (16)
At Pelly Crossing
12 Gaetan Pierrard (10)
13 Rob Cooke (4)
14 Dave Dalton (13)
15 Ben Good (3)R
16 Sébastien Dos Santos Borges (5)R
Beyond Carmacks
17 Laura Neese (11)
18 Ed Stielstra (12)R
19 Jessie Royer (1)R
20 Jason Campeau (6)
21 Hank DeBruin (17)
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