Team Ineka welcomes new sponsor, The Perfect Start! We are teaming up with The Perfect Start espresso for the 2016-17 season and they will fuel our team with their the-dye Red Bull smoothies and their brand new, Pup Starts!
We are excited to announce after more than a year of planning that our first Dreamchaser Expedition will take place this March (2017).
Our tentative schedule
Early November: Registration
January 20: Pre-trip planning
February 18-19: Boot Camp/Skills Assessment
March 11: Eaglequest Lodge
March 12: Eaglequest to Yentna
March 13: Yentna to Talvista
March 14: Talvista to Eaglesong
March 15: Eaglesong to Redshirt
March 16: Willow/Depart
March 20: Debrief/Trip reports
We welcome Alaska Spirit Crafts as our newest sponsor just in time for the Junior Iditarod!
Hi, my name is Scout. I am a new lead dog from Hugh Neff’s kennel this past summer. I come from Lance Mackey lines. If you know anything about mushing you know about Lance. He is practically royalty in Alaska! I am seven years old and a little hefty but boy can I run good with my team mate, Sidney.
I joined Team Ineka in July of this year and I have settled in. I am a quiet type of sled dog and I am all business on the gang line. Recently, my chain came loose while Ms. Michele was feeding my old friend Ringo in the “old man” kennel run, I moseyed on over and decided to give her a hand. I got to spend the whole day with Ringo, what a treat that was!
I am looking forward to the Yukon 300, Northern Lights 300 and even Ms. Michele’s new race the Independence Mine 200 this racing season. If you’d like to help me get to the finish line I’d much appreciate it. You can sponsor me here.
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Hi, my name is Sidney. I am one of the main leaders at Team Ineka and I have been known to be a bit of a Diva. Heck, I am even featured in an upcoming book about why female sled dogs are better lead dogs than the boys!
I come from Hugh Neff’s kennel in October 2008 and I have been in every race we have ran at Team Ineka including the Willow Junior 100 and Robert’s Tustumena 200 attempt where we had to scratch. I did my job though. When everybody else was tired and ready to go to bed, Robert put me up in lead and he ran out in front of the team up some really big hills. I followed him up and pulled the team to the top.
I have participated in some of the big races before I came to Team Ineka. I can remember at least one Yukon Quest…
I can often be seen doing my snow dance in the late fall when we are tired of the rain and ready for the sleds.
If you would sponsor me you will be a part of something special. Its not every day that you get to hang out with a diva like me.
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Hi, my name is Barrel. I am part of the Nightmare Crew. We are named after characters in the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I am only a year and a half old and I hope to run on the A team this year in all the races here in the Valley. I am not big enough to go on the Yukon Quest 300 with Robert. There are too many mountains!
I have overcome a lot in my short mushing career. I had an injury to my leg and just the other day I got the tip of my ear bit off by one of my team-mates, Aussie. That’s okay though my favorite vet, Dr. Dent takes really good care of all of us so I just count my scars as badges of courage!
I like running with my brother Burton the best but I can run just about anywhere except lead right now. Maybe some day.
If you would like to sponsor an up-and-coming star I would really like that.