2018 Yukon Quest Sign up

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Happy and Spinner led the team to the finish line

Dave and the gang will be racing the Yukon Quest again in 2018. Sign up for the Tugline for more Yukon Quest news at YukonQuest.com  Here’s Dave’s profile from the Quest website.

Dave Dalton

60 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Dalton Gang Members, Alaska-Heli-Mush Tours, Lee Lowery, Kitchen Family, Shirley Pennell, Dalton Family.

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Healy, AK
Occupation(s): Dog Musher/ Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Dalton Gang
Name Origination: By using my last name and the fact that dogs run in a gang line
Kennel Bloodlines: Dalton
Breeds: Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 40

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
30

Tell us about your dogs?   Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sleepy are 8 years old; all are litter mates with multiple finishes. The 6-year-old Norm, Frasier and Woody have finished.  Yeti and Yukon have completed the Quest. Eris and Kate are hoping to race this year.  Panda pups are back turning 3 years old Grizzly, Polar and Yogi are making the veterans train harder. Brothers Bobber and Spinner will be back this year. These are some of the 30 dogs competing for their spot in this year’s line-up of the 14 positions available.

How did you get started running dogs?
I became the owner of a litter of 13 Airedale/Alaskan Husky puppies and they started my recreational sled dog team.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Taking a young, inexperienced dog team and watching them grow stronger and more confident.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Yukon Quest Finishers Club.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To finish with a healthy and happy team.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Country

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
I pick themes with the help of family, friends and puppy sponsors.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2008 Yukon Quest 3rd , 2006 Yukon Quest- 4th , 2005 Yukon Quest – 4th, 2004 Yukon Quest- 3rd with all 14 dogs and Veterinarian’s Choice Award

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

 

Year Position Time
2015 11 11d 13h 13m
2014 Scratched
2013 12 10d 20h 48m
2012 10 11d 4h 3m
2011 9 12d 10h 7m
2010 14 11d 0h 40m
2009 Scratched
2008 3 11d 9h 35m
2007 10 11d 14h 2m
2006 4 10d 20h 8m
2005 4 11d 2h 41m
2004 3 11d 12h 48m
2002 Scratched
2001 13 12d 16h 45m
2000 Scratched
1999 14 13d 4h 51m
1998 11 12d 6h 44m
1997 7 12d 23h 32m
1996 14 15d 6h 31m
1994 18 12d 20h 50m
1993 Scratched
1992 Scratched
1991 10 11d 21h 0m
1990 16 13d 16h 3m
1988 21 15d 23h 1m

2017 Yukon Quest -110 Miles to Go

The Gang departed Central in 12th palce, minutes behind Brian Wilmshurst and Rob Cooke at 6:59 this morning.  Dave has passed both of those teams and is hanging on to a very small lead as they approach Mile 101.  Looks like Dave, Brian, Rob, Ben, Sebastien, and Gaetan will be racing for the #10 spot as they close in on Fairbanks!