Ron and the B Team are in a solid 4th position following the shootout going on at the front of the pack. He should be into Bogus Creek about 15 minutes before Midnight. Waiting for him will be some Pizza, a warm vehicle to rest and take a short nap for the 4 hour layover into the early morning.
Jenn Peeks and Lucas Salzbrun drove up after Ron left and have things well in hand for a good break. Kathy and Rick Hanson also may have driven up, so there will be tales to tell I’m sure. Traditionally, the trail is good enough for the Pit Crew’s to setup tents and have a good fire going in the trees near Bogus. This year, however, with the lack of snow, Teams will be waiting out the layover on the ice of the River. I spoke to Jenn before they went up and they weren’t sure if they would do the Tent thing as the truck might be easier and just as nice.
John George and Lewis Pavilla arrived into Bogus just before 11pm making the trip in under 6 hours, Right behind a virtual tie was Jackie Larson, just a few minutes behind.
Finish calculations with 10 hours in front of them, would put a winner across the Finish Line in Bethel between 9 and 10 in the morning. That would be a bit optimistic, but very doable with this fast trail. Ron and his Team are about 20-40 minutes behind them, so figure the same differential at the finish.
The shootout at the Front of the Pack is pitting the best of the best in terms of this race, against each other. It’s not for the money, it’s definitely for bragging rights. You can bet these guys will be kicking for all their worth on the way back. Napaskiak, Akiachak, and Kwethluk – This is just like Village Basketball, but out on the dogsled trail! Very exciting!! Anything can happen and it’s just like Christmas morning, only the trail will be the present we all open tomorrow morning with a new Bogus Creek 150 Champion! Stay tuned!