Tok musher wins 210-mile race along Yukon

Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2001

DAWSON CITY, Yukon (AP) -- Tok musher Peter Butteri has won a 210-mile race from Dawson City to Eagle and back, a victory was worth more than $3,600.

Butteri arrived in Dawson at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Right behind him were Canadian Brian MacDougall at 2:25 p.m. and 1996 Yukon Quest winner John Schandelmeier of Paxson at 2:36 p.m. MacDougall collected about $2,500, while Schandelmeier received approximately $1,600.

Twenty-seven mushers began the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race in Dawson Thursday morning. Total purse was $16,000.

Among the entrants were three mushers from Fairbanks, Chuck Brainerd, Andrew Lesh and Michael Sanford. Other Alaskans in the race were Scott MacManus of Tok, David Milne of Two Rivers, and Bill Hall of Trapper Creek.

The race follows the old-time mail route of Percy DeWolfe, along the Yukon River from Dawson to Eagle.

The contest is a qualifier for both the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. This was the 25th year for the race.

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