02/24/15 - 4:38pm
Soldotna’s Scott Davis, riding with Anchorage’s Aaron Bartel, had the lead in the Iron Dog on Monday night.
Davis, a seven-time champion, and Bartel were the first racers to Galena, where they declared their eight-hour layover at 5:56 p.m. The next team was just four minutes behind.
McGrath is 585 miles into the 2,031-mile race.
Cory Davis, who is Scott’s son, and Ryan Simons, of Canmore, Alberta, were in sixth place, reaching McGrath at 7:38 p.m. and also declaring their layover.