Ladies and Gentlemen:
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at the ADMA Hall on Farmer’s Loop Road. The meeting will be called to order at 7PM. The purpose of this meeting is to elect members to the Board, approving a race schedule for the 2014-2015 season and conducting other business.
If you are a past but not current member and you want to vote at the meeting you must become current on or before March 12, 2014. If you have never been a member, but would like to become a member and vote at the meeting you must become a member by midnight March 11, 2014.
The annual membership fee and trail pass is $100.00. This can be paid in cash or check at the meeting or on Pay Pal.
The Drawing for the 2014 LNAC starting positions will immediately follow the adjournment of the Annual Membership Meeting.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Board positions up for election in 2014 are as follows:
Vice President – Term Expires April 30, 2016.
Director – One year remaining. Term Expires April 30, 2015.
Director – Term Expires April 30, 2016.
Director – Term Expires April 30, 2016.
Those interested in seeking to be on the ADMA Board of Directors ballot should get their names to me no later than 6 PM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 for inclusion on the printed ballot. Nominations may also be taken from the floor on March 12, 2014.
Next up on the race schedule is the Limited North American Championships sponsored by Annamaet Petfoods on March 14th – 16th. Annamaet has not only donated a $5,000 purse, but is providing trophies made by Joee Redington for the 1st place finishers. Check out his artwork here: http://joeredington.org/art.html
Below is the start order for Saturday’s heat of ADMA’s 2014 Gold Run. Drivers need to pay their entry fee(s) at check-in. Entry fees are posted below and include $10 for ISDRA sanctioning. Cash or check only. Add $100 for membership if you’re not already a 2013-2014 ADMA member.
There is no cutoff temperature for championship races, so we’ll race this weekend regardless of how chilly our morning temperatures are.
All start orders and starting times are final as post entries are not accepted for limited-class championship races. All classes start at 2-minute intervals.
River City Café and Espresso will be selling coffee, sandwiches, and more in the Mushers Hall during the race. (Yes, the Mushers Hall is OPEN.)
2-Dog Skijoring Class (6.2 miles) Class starts: 11:00 a.m. Check-in deadline: 10:45 a.m.
Entry fee: $30
1 Jamie Johnson
2 Rebecca Voris
3 Greg Jurek
4-Dog Class (6.2 miles)
Class starts: 11:40 p.m.
Check-in deadline: 11:25 a.m.
Entry fee: $30
1 Jason Dunlap
2 Andrea Swingley
3 Jamie Johnson
4 Jennifer Probert-Erhart
6-Dog Class (8.0 miles)
Class starts: 12:20 p.m.
Check-in deadline: 12:05 p.m.
Entry fee: $40
1 Jennifer Probert-Erhart
2 Jacob Witkop
3 Emilie Entrikin
4 Bonnie Borba
5 Carol Kaynor
6 Matt Johnson
10-Dog Class (12.5 miles) Class starts: 1:00 p.m. Check-in deadline: 12:45 p.m.
Entry fee: $60
1 Steve DeMolen
2 Dawn Brown
3 Mike Stephens
The ADMA trail, all through the 19, has been groomed. It looks great. It should be a great race this weekend.
Thanks to GCI, the Open North American Championship has a minimum guaranteed $15,000 purse.
Thanks to Annamaet Petfoods, the Limited North American Championships has a guaranteed $5,000 purse.
Sign up starts at 6:30 and the Draw is at 7:30 on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Mushers Hall (its now open and heated). You can also email me firstname.lastname@example.org before the draw to sign up. No post entry.
Cash or checks only:
You must be a member to race. This year’s membership/trail fee is $100.
Race starts at 11am both Saturday and Sunday. There will be 30 minutes between each class. The start time for each class will be determined after the draw. You must check in at least 20 minutes before your class start. No tempature cut off for championship races.
Hope to see you and the dogs there!
Went out and back on the 12.5 this afternoon. The trail is hard, very hard. Tried to keep the machine at 19 to 19.5 mph. Several times its rear end wanted to become the front end. The surface texture was wet and frosty.
I think that for training purposes where you can use judgement as to the size of your team and with the judicious use of a well appointed mat you and your dogs would be fine. But for racing, it is my strongest opinion our trail is not safe.
Therefore we will not hold the 5th Preliminary tomorrow. Sam will be working to improve the trail surface.
I made it all around through the 19. It only took three machines to get it done. Warm weather is not good for snogos either. The trail is hard and fast. I was able to scratch it up and drag snow over it. I also shoveled in lots of moose holes. I imagine they are dancing a jig right now because it is such a nice surface to scoot a hoof. Somebody needs to use the trail and report back from a user’s perspective. Planning to groom again for Sunday’s race.
ADMA’s 4th Prelim is scheduled for Saturday, January 18th.
Classes and Distance:
Skijor and 4 dog: 6.2
6 dog: 8
8/10 dog: 11
Needs: Timers, Check in, Turn Around
We’ll have the Juniors out with us on Saturday so it should be interesting and fun.
Entries for skijor must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. and the class starts no earlier than 10:30 a.m., 4-dog must be submitted by 10:30 a.m. and leaves the start line no earlier than 11:00 a.m., 6-dog must be submitted by 11:00 a.m. and starts no earlier than 11:30 a.m., 8-dog and open class must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. and starts no earlier than 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. respectively. Membership/trail pass is $100 for ADMA and entry fees are as follows: Skijor/4-dog class $15, 6/8-dog class $20, Open $25. Fees need to be in the form of cash or check. Racers will go out in order of sign-up.
Challenge Series races will be postponed if the temperature at the Fairbanks International Airport is –25° Fahrenheit or below at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the race. The temperature reported at 907-458-3745 (option 1113) at the cutoff time, regardless of time of update, is considered the official airport temperature.
Mechanical issues are keeping the tracked rig on the trails today, 12/31. Be aware of heavy equipment on the track.