Moore Claims Win at Copper Basin 300
Fairbanks, AK - Two Rivers musher Allen Moore has won the Copper Basin 300 for the third year in a row.
This is Moore’s sixth overall win in the mid-distance sled dog race. In the past, Moore has called the race the “mini-Yukon Quest,” for of it’s notoriously challenging trail and often extreme weather conditions.
This year’s race saw temperatures of 20 degrees above zero and warmer, with some snow falling Sunday along the 300-mile loop trail that starts and finishes in Glenallen.
Teams did not face any major weather, but warm conditions made for open water on the trail. In all 49 teams started the race Saturday. Three have scratched.
Behind Moore was Ray Reddington, Junior, placing second. Teams will continue to cross the finish line through the night and into tomorrow.