Kasilof's Van Meter, teammate McKenna take Iron Dog

Kasilof snowmachiner Dusty Van Meter and teammate Marc McKenna won the 2012 Iron Dog snowmachine race Saturday. The pair pulled into Fairbanks at 12:22 p.m. to end their 2,000 mile run from Big Lake. 

Van Meter and McKenna finished with a total trail time of 1 day, 11 hours and 39 minutes with an average speed of 56.97 miles per hour. The finish is a new record, breaking the record set in 2009, according to reports. The race started Feb. 19 and went through Nome.

They bested second place finishers Tyler Huntington and Tre West who finished about a half-hour behind. 

Soldotna racer Scott Davis and teammate Todd Palin are currently in 7th position.

Click the link on the page for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner story and photos from the event.

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