Last Sundays Yukon Brewing Copper Haul Twister race was a great success for the race organizers and the competing mushers and skijorers. Seven teams competed in the 10.5 Mile Twister and enjoyed a fast trail and the nice sunshine.
While some of the distant mushers that usually participate in the Copper Haul Twister are currently busy preparing their teams for the soon to start Yukon Quest 300 we had some of the top sprint teams of the region coming out to the race sponsored by Duffys Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supply.
Dave Johnson from Tagish won the 10.5 mile race with six of his dogs followed by Tony Radford and his team from Dragonfly Kennels. Stefan Wackerhagen finished 3rd being the fastest skijorer in this months Copper Haul Twister.
Katherine Scheck skijored the pet dog class and finished the 3 mile loop first. Seth Carey started with two dogs in the kids race and finished first before his sister Thea.
The next Yukon Brewing Copper Haul Twister will be held on February 13th, 2011. For more info on this coming race please check this website for updates.
Here are the race results:
10.5 Mile Twister (6 dogs sled unless otherwise stated)
1. Dave Johnson 37.17
2. Tony Radford 38.07
3. Stefan Wackerhagen 41.58 (3 dogs skis)
4. Darryl Sheepway 42.16 (4 dogs skis)
5. Cynthia Corriveau 43.50 (2 dogs skis)
6. Kyla Johnson 68.16 (1 dog skis)
Christine Badzozk dnf
5 km Pet Dog
1. Kathrine Scheck 16.07
2. Cheryl Kawaja 16.35
3. Sandro Holzinger 20.34
4. Mark Manolis 23.44
5 km Kids
1. Seth Carey 12.05
2. Thea Carey 15.03