Sirius Rally Team

Getting 'Sirius' about Rallying

Late Car 16 Day 4 Update

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Wednesday morning started with an actual breakfast at the hotel restaurant, a nice break from the road food we had been enjoying.  We started the morning with the Long Lake TSD regularity, a short in-and-out road near the Whitehorse sewage lagoons (thanks for the tip, Marusia!), where we actually managed to score 5 points total over 8 checkpoints, including 5 zeroes!  Then it was off to frozen Schwatka Lake for the first ice races of the rally.

A Whitehorse snowmobile club plowed a track on the surface of the lake, and each car was allowed to take up to 4 runs (2 per driver, maximum).  Evans did the first 2 runs, and I took the second stint.  Considering that the car has only 165 horsepower, we did fairly well, running about 5 seconds slower than the top cars.  With 9 hours allowed to get to Dawson City, we paused for lunch with our friends Marusia and Brendan, and Marusia’s twins Audry and Callum, before heading north again.  When we were just short of Dawson, we stopped to see the total lunar eclipse, then continued on to the cool Eldorado Hotel in downtown Dawson.

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February 21, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Winter Alcan 5000, Alcan Car 16 Keatleys

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