Reynolds storms course for fastest first day time in the 65th running of the OPEN NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Ellis close behind.

The first day of the 65th running of the ONAC is in the can, and we have ourselves a dog race. As suspected the course was fast despite temperatures into the 40’s. Arleigh came out of the start chute like a shot from a circus cannon and led at every checkpoint at one point having a 38 second lead at about 3/4 of the way through. Arleigh took 18 dogs today, and is in a good position to manage/defend his lead. img::IMG_6013.jpgArleigh Reynolds rounds the corner for home at the bottom of the ADMA club grounds.img::times.pngDay 1 timesEllis tightened up the gap a bit in the last 1/4 of the race and trails by only 19 seconds going into day 2. Ken Chezik is in third position, with a strong, steady run. Jason Dunlap is in fourth. Although there were 4 teams who had to carry dogs, none of the front runners had to bag any. Photos from Fairbanks photographer Dave Partee: Philip’s photo album:


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