Kyle Moffat | THE ALASKA LIFE
Update #9 Flying to Fairbanks!
It’s all Team 8, and with trouble brewing for those behind them, its likely we will see them be first to see the waving checkered flag in Fairbanks.
It appeared that Team 8 had maintained their lead as they checked into Manley at 9:05, just 65 minutes after leaving Tanana putting their split at just under 64mph, which isn’t anything terribly crazy. Team 6, however, towed into Manley where it appears that Robbie Schachle had motor issues between checkpoints. We’re also hearing that Brad George may have wrecked on the trip as well. Apparently these issues weren’t terrible since the latest update as of 11:15am showed them checked out of Manley, only losing ground to Team 16 Minnick/Olstad. Rules state that machines must leave checkpoints under their own power, so the racers must have gotten their SkiDoo machines fixed up enough to leave under their own power. It appears that in the video on the Iron Dog page that the tow rope is being carried and they hooked up to tow right after leaving the checkpoint.