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By CVN Staff 

Alcan 200


John S. Hagen

Don Braaten waves the green flag at the start of the 43rd Alcan 200 snowmachine race on Saturday.

Road conditions were “pretty close to perfect,” said race organizer Karen Hess. Snowmachiners raced from 42 Mile to Dezadeash and back and 21 racers completed the course. Jarrid Davy of Whitehorse again came in first place overall this year with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds and an average speed of 119 mph. Chris Brooks was the fastest local and the only local to finish this year with a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 10 seconds.

Overall Winners

Jarrid Davy / Whitehorse 1st place overall / time 1:18:11 avg. speed 119

Craig Hill / Fairbanks 2nd place overall / time 1:21:08 avg speed 114.6

Randy Martin / Fairbanks 3rd place overall / time 131:10 avg speed 102.

Class winners:

0-440 Fan

1st Mario Poulin / Whitehorse

2nd Davis Tester / North Pole

3rd Zack Ferrin / Juneau


1st Ken Schamber / Haines Jct

2nd Tyler Ferrin / Juneau

3rd John Martin / North Pole

0-440 Liquid

1st Trent Derkatch / Whitehorse

2nd Justin Peterson / Whitehorse

3rd Dale Panchyshyn / Whitehorse

441-550 Liquid

1st Jim Binkley / Fairbanks

2nd Steve Cornwall / Fairbanks

3rd Nathan Peterson / Whitehorse

551-650 Liquid

1st Randy Martin / Fairbanks

2nd George Juhlin / North Pole

Robert Ritter / Juneau


1st Jarrid Davy / Whitehorse

2nd Craig Hill / Fairbanks

3rd Chris Brooks / Haines

Fastest Local (only local to finish) Chris Brooks

Rookie of the year Jim Binkley