Spencer finished the Soltice 100 early this morning with Red & Black team of youngsters.
Here is a comment by Race Manger, Abbie West:
"Spence Egbert came in early this morning at 3:34 to a lonely checkpoint of one, me! Then he turned around and mushed back to SP kennel! This was his plan, the whole time. Musher and dogs were very happy as they mushed off into the Northern Lights on the horizon. Awesome ending, for an awesome race!"
We are very pleased with the team's completion of this race. They had to pass directly by the kennel (about 100 yards from their dog houses or warm cozy cabin) at Mile 6 and Mile 90. The race was not easy considering the circuitous neighborhood route and the cooler temperatures. The half way 4 hour camp spot was zero degrees Fahrenheit. But, the farther west the teams raced during the second half, the colder it got. The temperature on the Chena River Slough was 22 below zero late last night.
The young team getting ready to race; A view from the driver's seat.
This race was a significant milestone for the Yearlings: Champ, Tinder, Nomex, Chena, Daisy, Violet, Commando and Torch. Also congrats to Driver and Sandy. Lester, Viper and Spencer managed to keep the team in line.