Petit, Redington Set Pace In Northern Lights 300

Nicholas Petit of Girdwood and Ray Redington of Wasilla were separated by one minute Saturday night as they set the early pace in the Northern Lights 300 sleddog race.Forty-seven miles into the 300-mile race in the Susitna Valley, Petit and Redington had a lead of about an hour over DeeDee Jonrowe of Willow.Petit was the first to arrive and the first to leave Yentna Station, where all mushers must take a four-hour layover. He arrived with 16 dogs and left with 12, hitting the trail at 7:46 p.m.One minute behind him was Redington, who was driving 11 dogs after leaving two behind at Yentna.Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/01/26/2767171/alaska-sports-digest-jan-26.html

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