Monday, May 4, 2009

Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon and Copper Haul Twister Organisation 2009-2010 Race Schedule

(subject to change, and updating of details, please check regularly)

Hot Hounds Dryland: Comprises four races:
1 Pet Dog 1 mile
1 Sled Dog 1 mile
2 Sled dog 2 mile
Formula 1, 4-8 Sled dogs 2 miles, Powered or "engineless" Quad

Pet Dog Definition - generally defined by what a pet dog isn't: an entrant in the Pet Dog race is NOT
a retired sled dog; a slow sled dog; a B team sled dog leader; a young sled dog that hasn't been in a team yet, but that is entered into the Pet dog class so it gets some experience; an obviously non-husky, but otherwise has trained with, and as, a sled dog.

The Pet Dog class was set up to encourage Pet Dog Owners to bring their pet dogs out to compete on a level playing field. The Race Marshall will be taking a much stricter view of this definition this season, and no sane person wants to upset one of our Race Marshalls.

Hot Hounds Dryland Season

Saturday May 23rd - The Chocolate Claim's "Mud Puppy Derby"
Meet 6pm at Wendy Morrison's,
Percival Driveway, km 9 South Klondike Highway - second driveway on right past Cowley Road from the north.
Follow the Yukon Quest trail markers. If you get lost or need further instructions call Wendy

Race Marshall - Gene Ennis

Sunday June 28th -YUKON MEAT & SAUSAGE'S
Meet 6pm at Stacie Zaychuk's, on left side of road just before Mendenhall entrance if driving from Whitehorse - look for the balloons

Race Marshall - Gene Ennis

Sat July 25th - Phillipe's Bike Repair "Are you arresting ME?"
Meet 6pm at Drag n Fly Kennel, Hosts Lee Kirkpatrick + Jim Hajash, km 1.0 Old Alaska Highway, also incorporating First Mate Dogfood's Summer Freight Pull
(trolley courtesy of Bombproof Outdoor Gear)

Race Marshall - Gene Ennis

Sat Aug 22nd - Eagle Pack's Mongrel Hordes
Meet 5pm at Susie Rogan and Hans Gatt's, Gentian Lane

Sun Sept 20th - Yukon Brewing's Grr Grrrr Growler
Meet 5 pm at Jessica and Mike Simon's Mile 4.5, Mayo Rd just past Takhini Hotsping's rd

Yukon Brewing Copper Haul Twister League
all meet at 10am at Icy Waters Ltd, Km 4.2 Fish Lake Rd

Each Race Day has 3 races:
5 km 1 Pet Dog (age 8+)
5 Km Kids race (ages 5-13) 2-4 dogs
12 mile Copper Haul Twister (ages 14+) dogs vary as below

Pet dog definition as per Hot Hounds, Race Marshall now probably cold, with less patience.

Sun Nov 22nd
Alpine Vet race day
sleds 2-4 dogs, skis 2-3 dogs

Sun Dec 6th
Chocolate Claim race day
sleds 2-5 dogs, skis 2-3 dogs

Sun Dec 13th Reach for the Sky and Take the Beer (Yukon Brewing confirmed sponsor $300, Hot Hounds Dryland/CHT $500) 22 Mile over Mt Mac Poker Run
sleds only 4-12 dogs, 4 hour time limit

Sun Jan 24th
Oscar's Electric race day
Sleds 2-6 dogs, Skis 2-4 dogs

Sun Feb 14th
Duffy's Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply Race Day
Sleds 2-5 dogs, Skis 2-4 dogs

Sat/Sun Feb 27/28th
Road Runner 100
Whitehorse to
Haines Junction.

Sun March 7th
Icy Waters Ltd race day
Sleds 2-4 dogs, Skis 2-3 dogs

Sun Mar 21st
Optimum Pet Products
Race Day
Sleds 2-5 dogs, Skis 2-3 dogs