Team 3 somehow ended up at Pikes Landing and was given a time penalty resulting in a loss of a couple of positions. As a result, Team 19 now finishes in 15th position, just one off the 2012 race. The fun never ends at the Iron Dog.
A reception will be held this evening at 6pm for the competitors with Awards presented at 7 at Pike’s Place in Fairbanks.
Congratulations to Steven Boney and Arthur “Gux” Laraux, Team 19, on their 15th place victory over the 2013 Iron Dog Snowmobile Race. In what has truly been a test of man and machine, the men from Bethel overcame mechanical problems and medical injuries to push through to the finish. Steven ended up with a tendon injury after Nome and has been racing under a bit of pain for over 800 miles.
Looks like they crossed the line just before 5pm.
Team 19 would like to thank Community of Bethel, Sponsors, and Fans for all of the support during the effort.
Team 19 left in 18th position this morning in Tanana and unbelievably there have been two more scratches since the checkpoint. (One mechanical and one racer had to be medi-evaced by aircraft into Fairbanks) One team ended up at Pikes instead of the finish line and after penalties moved down the leaderboard after our Team 19.
We will have photos and an interview soon.
Team 19 is into North Pole at just after 4pm. A quick 45 minute run into Fairbanks and this race will be a memory! It has been a lot of fun to follow along in the “Web” race. What a journey! Good Job to Team 19 and thanks to all of the Fans following along!
Team 19 into Nenana at 3:30pm. The four teams that have finished the race so far have done the Nenana to Finish distance in under 2 hours. The fastest time was 1:47. Given the times the Guys are doing presently and the obviously great trail ahead, I am predicting 4:30-5:00 pm for the Finish at this point. I’ll give another update at North Pole which will be the GO TO THE FINISH LINE! call for folks in Fairbanks!
Good Going Guys!!
Team 28 is not far behind, so if you go on down, you can cheer both Bethel crews. (Mike- you just became an honorary Bethel guy!)
In what has been one of the toughest races in recent memory, Teams have been dropping since the Start of the Race like mosquitoes in a Raid commercial.
Team 23, which was hold a solid second place, was towed into Nenana. The Team had troubles yesterday as well with a tow into Tanana with a broken jackshaft. After 1900 miles, anything can happen, but it’s pretty tough to take I’m sure for the team that has been chasing #1 since Nome.
I am sure this is on the minds of everyone that the last 300 miles can be as treacherous as the first.
Team 19′s times are pretty conservative and I am sure it is for this reason as well. Bummer for those that can’t quite make it, but that is the nature of the game.
Team 19 is out of Tanana and headed for the finish line! Good Luck Men! Look at Steve’s Current Speed- Rockin down the highway, er Riverway– at 77mph.
Next stop Manley, then Nenana, then North Pole, and then the Finish Line.
I would imagine that today will be one where they just have fun. They have a solid position, the weather is nice, and it’s the last day of racing. It’s just a go fast and relax and have a good time day. Have fun boys!
Team 19 News
- Finish Line Interview-
- Tanana Interview-
- Galena Interview-
- Nome Interview-
- Ruby Up Interview-
- PreRace Interview-
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Team 19 Fans!Scotts: Good Job Men!!! Great race and AWSOME coverage!...Buddy: Congrats Guys! Way to push on and finish another ...Casey McDonald: Way to go GUX!!! I mean Art!!!! You are an inspir...Irma: Good job boys !! Very proud of you guys !!!...Geerdts: Good luck and safe travels for the rest of your ri...PERRY BURRESS: Good Luck Men from Cathy and Perry Burress in Nom...Ivy: Steven and Gux .WE are proud of you .. Good trails...Beverly Hoffman: Steve and Gux, go with the wind at your back all t...Malones: Proud of you guys! Wishing you good trails, better...garis: man what an event I got stuck watching your progre...