Good Morning Race Fans! Day 3 of the 2013 Kobuk will seem like a De’ja Vu moment for veteran Kaiser Trackers. In what is seeming to be a similar story from the Kuskokwim 300 earlier this year, Jeff King seems to be the Team to beat. King’s Team has a substantial lead with Tony Browning solidly in second.
Pete and the Team have moved up during the night and though we have heard from the trail that Pete is suffering with a stomach bug, you would never know it by looking at the leaderboard. Pete likes to hold back and keep a steady pace during his races and then let some speed loose during the latter half. This appears to be his strategy once again. Pete and the Team are presently in 6th position with over 15 hours of rest spent of the 20 he started with. Most of the teams are pretty equal now in terms of rest, so we will see how this shapes up.
Go Team Kaiser!
Today’s Mushing Weather:
BALDWIN PENINSULA AND SELAWIK VALLEY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KOTZEBUE...SELAWIK...NOORVIK 451 AM AKDT SAT APR 13 2013 .TODAY...SNOW DEVELOPING IN THE MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE TEENS. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 MPH. .TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS ZERO TO 10 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS TO 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE TEENS. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS ZERO TO 8 BELOW. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
Here’s some photos from yesterday’s Ambler checkpoint thanks to Team Kaiser friend Sam Towarak. Everyone looks pretty happy from the looks of it and are having a real fun time. What a beautiful race!