Oscar’s Electric Race Day – Dec 11, 2011

The organizers of “Oscars Electric Race Day” in DPSAY’s “Yukon Brewing Twister Race Series” where more than happy with last Sundays turn-out. Ten mushers competed in the sled category and eight skijorer harnessed their dogs to run the race at William Kleedehns “Limp a long kennel” near Carcross. It was the first time for the Yukon Quest veteran to host a race at his home location. Gaetan Pierrard and Pierre Duc helped him to prepare a great 10 mile trail. Maren Bradley volunteered to be the Race Marshal and Mike Simon was responsible for the timing.

Winner in the sled class was Tagish sprint musher Dave Johnson with a time of 32:50 followed by Armin Johnson with 40:25. Alexandra Rochat finished 3rd with a time of 40:31.

Jonathan Lucas was the winner in the skijoring category with a time of 36:58. Darryl Sheepway was 2nd with 40:09 and Stefan Wackerhagen came in 3rd place with a time of 41:49.

In the kids category Katharina Wirth started her team on the 2 mile trail and finished with a time of 7:05min. She trains her husky team to participate in the Arctic Winter Games 2012 in Whitehorse.

The all new recreational class attracted 4 skijorer to run up to 2 dogs. This class substitutes the former pet dog class, but allows more dogs per participant and is not limited to some breeds. Any dog can run in this class, and retired sled dogs or puppies are just as welcome.

DPSAY would like to thank all sponsors. Oscars Electric Ltd. donated the purse money. Merchandize prizes got sponsored by Coast Mountain Sports, Up North Adventures, Aurora booties, Baked, Yukon Brewing and the Yukon Quest.

Results

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Sleds (up to 8 dogs)

1.  Dave Johnson     32:50
2.  Armin Johnson     40:25
3.  Alexandra Rochat     40:31
4.  Gaetan Pierrard     43:27
5.  Bali Symenuk     45:32
6.  Deb Knight     45:55
7.  Fabian Schmitz     49:27
8.  Marine Gastard     50:10
9.  Martin Haefele     50:43
10.  Janet Keller     1:08:51

Skijoring (1-4 dogs)

1.  Jonathan Lucas     36:58
2.  Darryl Sheepway     40:09
3.  Stefan Wackerhagen     41:49
4.  Kyla Johnson     44:51
5.  Barb Anderson     46:18
6.  Crispin Studer     46:33
7.  Amelie Janin     51:08
8.  Claudia Wickert     51:38

Kids (up to 4 dogs)

1.  Katharina Wirth     7:05

Recreational Class (up to 2 dogs)

1.  Jonathan Lucas     7:38
2.  Amelie Janin     8:51
3.  Rica Takahashi    14:09
4.  Kyla Johnson     17:29

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