As best I can make out the story... When it became clear to Allen and Bridgett that they weren't going to be able to catch the team ahead of them, they "throttled back" a bit to take it easy on the dogs and bring them to the finish without undue strain in the relative heat of the day. All of a sudden, Bridgett looked back and screamed, "Dad! There's a team behind us!" What ensued was far from a leisurely finish!... Take a look:
Bridgett also told me that their race went perfectly, "We ran right on our race plan, and didn't have any problems along the way. The dogs were fantastic and we're proud to bring all 20 safely into the finish. We just got out raced!" By any account, the Black Team ran an outstanding race and provided us with a real thriller at the finish. Congratulations to Allen, Bridgett and all the dogs!
According to the race stats, the Red Team left Alpine at 9:30 so they should arrive sometime around 4pm. I'll head back over there and wait to cover their finish!