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    LEAD-DOG Helmet Light sponsors World’s Longest Snowmobile Poker Run

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Monday, September 22, 2008

    Anchorage, Alaska - Helmetlight, Inc., the manufacturer of the LEAD-DOG Helmet Light has teamed up with the Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile Race to sponsor the World's Longest Snowmobile Poker Run (www.irondog.org). The recreational class ride is from Big Lake to Nome, which is half the distance of the 2,000 mile Iron Dog Race. Helmetlight, Inc.'s president, Bill Fischer, said that their reasoning for putting on such an event, was "to increase participation in the recreational class and get these rider's additional glory."  The poker run seemed to be the perfect idea in order to reward the recreational class rider's for their efforts in getting to Nome, traveling the same grueling trail that the Pro class riders take. Each recreational class rider gets to pick a card at the start of the race/ride, three cards along the trail, and the last card in Nome at the half way banquet. The top three hands then split the prize purse which looks to be around $15,000 this year.

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