From 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 22, meet ten-time Open North American Champion Egil Ellis and other mushers at the GCI Store, 510 Merhar Ave., Fairbanks (next to Chili’s). Autograph signing, pet the lead dog, check out the equipment, door prize drawings, and more.
Egil Ellis (center) celebrates his tenth Open North American victory. Arleigh Reynolds (left) and Ken Chezik round out the top three. Photo by Dave Partee/SledDogStudio.com.
What a great weekend of racing! Egil Ellis notched his tenth ONAC win. Congratulations to everyone and big thanks to all the volunteers who made it all happen!
Arleigh Reynolds starts the second heat of the Open North American Championship. Photo by Dave Partee/SledDogStudio.com
It was yet another beautiful day at the Jeff Studdert trails for the second day of the 2010 GCI Open North American. Some positions changed, setting up for an exciting day of racing on Sunday.
Here are the [...]
Rookie Beth Manning on the first day of the 2010 GCI Open North American. Photo by Dave Partee/SledDogStudio.com
Whooeee! It was a beautiful day at the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds for the 2010 edition of the GCI Open North American! A bit hot for dogs, but very pleasant for humans.
Here are the official results [...]
There are a slew of fun and exciting events for the whole family this weekend at the 2010 GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race. Plans include a mad dash with dogs and skis, a snowshoe race, and the Alaska Trappers Auction. Not to mention lots of race excitement with the main event, 16 [...]
Mushers drew for their Friday start order of the 2010 GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race, at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks Wednesday night. Homer musher Jack Berry will be the first musher out on Friday, drawing the #1 chip with the first pick of the night. Nine-time and defending champion Egil Ellis [...]
The Alaska Dog Mushers Association has made the tough decision to move the staging area/start of the 2010 GCI Open North American Championship sled dog race to the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds (Musher’s Hall) located at 975 Farmers Loop Rd. The event, scheduled for March 19-21, usually starts on downtown’s Second Ave and races along [...]
The following purses are the minimum guaranteed for each race. The fund raising committee is working hard to raise even more prize money. Annamaet Gold Run – $4,200 sponsored by Annamaet Pet Foods and Goldstream Sports. North Pole Championships – $5,160 sponsored by North Pole Economic Development Committee, F&E Taxidermy, Santa Claus House, Alcan Builders, [...]
Egil Ellis approaches the College Road crossing on the second day of the Open North American. Photo by Dave Partee/SledDogStudio.com
Two men came to mind after Egil Ellis achieved Open North American Championship immortality on Sunday — George Attla, with whom he had been tied at eight wins, and Bengt Ellis, his late father [...]
Egil Ellis begins the final heat of the GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race on Second Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska. Photo by Dave Partee/SledDogStudio.com
Egil Ellis stepped into a whole new world Sunday afternoon on a sunny Second Avenue in downtown Fairbanks.
By winning the GCI Open North American Championship sled dog race [...]