FAIRBANKS – From the legendary brand with more than 40 years in high-performance racing technology, VP Racing Lubricants is continuing that winning tradition by announcing today a partnership with the World’s Longest, Toughest Snowmobile Race.
Iron Dog and VP Racing Lubricants have partnered to provide its Pro and Rec class riders with industry-leading oil for the 2020 event. The VP Sub Zero Full Synthetic engine oil is the official lubricant for the 2020 Iron Dog and will be staged for racers and rec riders to use at every official checkpoint along the 2,400-mile course.
“Hale’s Technical Service, Inc,. the distributor for VP Racing Lubricants in Alaska, is excited partner with the 2020 Iron Dog, the 2,400-mile snowmachine race across Alaska! We will be supplying one of the best full-synthetic two-stroke engine oils on the planet: the VP Racing Lubricants Sub Zero T2 engine oil branded product,” said Richard Hale of Hale Technical Service, Alaska distributor of VP Lubricants.
“We are confident that the VP Sub Zero oil, just like all of VP’s performance and racing products, will not only meet the demands of the world’s most grueling snowmachine race but will far exceed it.
“Our industry partner, NAPA Auto Parts Alaska, has made the VP Racing products line available in all of their Anchorage and Fairbanks locations. Also, the VP Racing products line is available from any NAPA Auto Parts locations thought the state of Alaska,” Hale said.
“Iron Dog is so fortunate to consistently attract top-shelf partners, and VP Racing Lubricants and Hale Technical Service certainly belong in that fraternity,” said John Woodbury, Iron Dog executive director. “With their dedication to quality, and proven track record in some of the most vaunted motorsport events around the globe, they set the standard when it comes to quality lubricants. I fully expect the Iron Dog to challenge that oil, and I fully expect VP oil to pass any challenge this race throws at it.
“We are proud and excited to have VP and Hale Technical Service on the Iron Dog team, and we look forward to a long and lasting partnership.”
VP Lubricants leveraged industry-leading heritage and advanced lubricant technology to create the new standard for performance. VP products can be found at all NAPA stores in Alaska, or by contacting Richard Hale, Hale Technical Service, Inc., (907) 230-7780.
The 2020 Pro Class route effectively reverses the traditional course used in year’s past, and with a loop north from Koyuk toward Kotzebue then back to Nome, racers will travel a total of 2,409 miles in the 37th running of the Iron Dog. The Pro Class leaves Pike’s Landing at 11 a.m. Feb. 16, 2020 in Fairbanks. Pro Class racers will finish Feb. 22 in Willow.
The Kotzebue loops adds more than 375 miles to the course, and follows much of the Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Memorial snowmachine race course. Added checkpoints for 2020 include Buckland, Kotzebue, Noorvik, Kiana and Selawik. The Willow finish line is also a new venue for the Iron Dog.
Recreation Class riders will leave Feb. 13 from Fairbanks and end their ride Feb. 18 in Nome after also traveling through the Kotzebue loop.
Registration for Pro Class closes Oct. 31, 2019. Rec Class riders can register until Thanksgiving (but must register by Oct. 31 if they want to be included in the official Iron Dog 2020 guide).
The Iron Dog board is comprised of the following members: Roger Brown, North Pole, President; Doug Dixon, Anchorage, Vice President; Keith Manternach, Anchorage, Treasurer; Jake Goodell, Anchorage, Secretary; Ginny Emmons, Nome; Steve Mattila, Anchorage; Micah Huss, Big Lake; Dennis Falldorf, Anchorage; Unch Schuerch, Wasilla; Danny Gueco, Wasilla; Howard Thies, Fairbanks; Dusty VanMeter, Kasilof; Claude Wilson, Kotzebue.
To register, or for more information, please browse www.irondog.org.
Iron Dog, Inc. | 7100 Old Seward Hwy, Ste C, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 USA
The Iron Dog race is a world-class snowmachine event that crosses the state of Alaska each February, impacting over twenty-eight Alaskan communities. The Iron Dog teams race from Fairbanks to Nome and finish in Willow. Racers travel over 2,400 miles of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while surviving the harsh Alaskan winter conditions and sub-zero temperatures.
Iron Dog, Inc. is a proud leader in the community promoting snowmachine safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events. Iron Dog, Inc. conducts yearly successful student exchange programs and through its annual raffle has donated nearly $250,000 to Alaska charities since 2011.