2012 Start at Big Lake

The Official Start of the Iron Dog Pro Class Race begins Sunday, February 19th at Big Lake.

Sunday, February 19th: Pro Class Start Schedule of Events

  • 9:05 am | RACE TEAMS must be parked on the ice and start unloading.
    (parking area closes, don’t be late!)
  • 10:00 am | RACE TEAMS MUST BE POSITIONED in the race pit.
  • 10:45 am | Color Guard, National Anthem and announcements.
  • 11:00 am | First team at Start Line.
  • 11:10 am | First Green Flag drops and continues in two-minute intervals until the race field is on the course.
  • 1:30 pm  | AMMC’s Iron Pup Kids Races
  • 2:00 pm  | Vintage Snowmobile Shine-N-Show and Races

UPDATE: 18 February 2012
The race is on.
We have already set up most of the vendors and the race chute is in place. When we arrived Saturday morning it was 10°F and the ice was looking much better. A few soft spots still exist and we will do our best to point out any areas of concern. As always, it is park at your own risk on Big Lake!

Getting to the Start
South Port Marina, Big Lake, Alaska

  • Easy to find. Ice road entrance is right next to the marina.
  • Just follow the NOS signs!

UPDATE: 16 February 2012 – the actual layout of the Start may change due to conditions, but in general these maps will show you where the event takes place!

How to get to the Iron Dog Start

How to get to the Iron Dog Start

Big Lake Start Map closer view

Closer view of the Iron Dog Start area

See you at the Start!

Before the Start of the Pro Class, we have two days of events taking place during the Iron Dog weekend.

Friday, February 17th: Trail Class Start Schedule of Events

  • 8:30-9:30 am | Trail Class teams starting showing up and getting ready. Trail teams start rolling out.
  • 11:00 am | Sponsors and vendors setup for the Saturday events and position for the Pro Class race on Sunday.

Saturday, February 18th: Big Lake Winter Fest

  • New for 2012. Come to Big Lake and spend the day enjoying community events, concerts, demos, etc.
  • More information here: http://biglakefestival.com

Sunday, February 19th: Pro Class Start Schedule of Events

  • 9:05 am | RACE TEAMS must be parked on the ice and start unloading.
    (parking area closes, don’t be late!)
  • 10:00 am | RACE TEAMS MUST BE POSITIONED in the race pit.
  • 10:45 am | Color Guard, National Anthem and announcements.
  • 11:00 am | First team at Start Line.
  • 11:10 am | First Green Flag drops and continues in two-minute intervals until the race field is on the course.
  • 1:30 pm  | AMMC’s Iron Pup Kids Races
  • 2:00 pm  | Vintage Snowmobile Shine-N-Show and Races

Comments

  1. virginiagentleman1 says

    I’m pulling for ya Todd!  Team #11 as Iron Dog winners, and Team Palin in the White House!  The stuff dreams are made of! 

  2. Akabosan says

    Many thanks to whomever put up the site and is monitoring the IRONDOG 2012.

    I will be following from Central Florida in our Brrrr 80 degree temperatures lots of sunlight and my honey and ice tea.

    Y’all have a blast (not through the ice), and enjoy the race.

    GB