Streeper Posts Fastest IPSSSDR Day Four Time to Maintain Overall Lead

Streeper Posts Fastest IPSSSDR Day Four Time to Maintain Overall LeadJackson, Wyoming – January 31, 2012 – Blayne “Buddy” Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, posted the fastest time on Day Four of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 2:59:53. Streeper ran 10 dogs on the 38-mile Big Piney/Marbleton course and averaged 12.7 miles per hour.Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, was second for the day with a time of 3:05:18. John Stewart from Scotland was third with a time of 3:07:47.In overall times, Streeper maintains the lead with a time of 9:28:59; Peck is second with 9:42:19; and Stewart is third with 9:45:15.Following Day Four race, teams departed for Alpine for the Meet the Musher’s Potluck Dinner at the Alpine Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, February 1, the race starts at 9 a.m. from Alpine’s Dollar Store.The 2012 IPSSSDR continues this week through Evanston, and Lyman/Mountain View, Wyo., before arriving in Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 4. With its unique “stage stop” racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing Wyoming’s host towns to show their hospitality: Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball. The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society. The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, the largest dog sled race in the lower 48 states, was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org; contact the race at 307.734.1163 or bark@wyomingstagestop.org. The race is also active on Facebook under International Pedigree Stage Stop and on Twitter at @IPSSSDR.For complete times visit http://wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php?stage=2.Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com

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