Kyle Moffat | THE ALASKA LIFE
Update #5 Race to Nome!
As of 3pm, Team 8 Aklestad/Johnson were a mere 50 miles from Nome, with nobody in the rear-view mirror. They could have towed the rest of that distance and likely still claimed the $10,000 prize for reaching the halfway mark before the rest of the pack. Johnson said the plan was to ‘Make everybody try to catch us. We don’t want to push our machines too hard, and we don’t want a chance of breaking something…’ It appears that their training run to Nome is certainly paying off.