We've received a couple of news items recently about the Iron Dog race in Alaska, including an eye-opening first place prize.
Race officials announced that the winners of the 2010 Iron Dog will receive $50,000. The final purse will announced by Jan. 31, 2010.
In other news, Mystik Lubricants will be the official lubricant sponsor for the Iron Dog for the second consecutive year.
The off-road snowmobile race, starting Feb. 19, 2010, stretches 1,971 miles and is the longest and toughest off-road race in the world.
During the 9-day event, racers can face temperatures ranging from minus 20 to minus 50 degrees F, putting their snowmobile's core parts to the ultimate test. As the best cold weather lubricant on the market, Mystik provides Iron Dog competitors with the best protection for any sled.
Mystik JT-4 Synthetic 2-Cycle Snowmobile Engine Oil and Mystik JT-6 Lo-Temp Extreme Grease will be provided complimentary to all Iron Dog 2010 race participants.
Mystik JT-4r Synthetic 2-Cycle Snowmobile Engine Oil has been designed to meet the demanding performance needs of today's snowmobile racers. In addition to superior cold temperature wear protection and quick start up, this unique combination of synthetic base oils and additives also provides excellent engine cleanliness and rust and corrosion protection.
Mystik JT-6 Lo Temp-Extreme Grease, a low to medium temperature range multi-purpose grease for bearings and grease lubricated chassis applications, offers optimal performance in extreme cold temperatures where minimum friction is necessary and where high speeds are evolved-making it an ideal fit for Iron Dog.
"The Iron Dog event is the perfect opportunity for Mystik to showcase the extreme capabilities of its top performance synthetic engine oil and grease," said Janet Jordan, Mystik brand manager. "We are very fortunate to not only be a platinum sponsor of this world class event, but to also have two Mystik teams competing in Iron Dog 2010."
Houston-based Mystik Lubricants is sponsoring two professional snowmobile racing teams including team No. 16 of Nick Olstad and Todd Minnick and team No. 22 of Scott Davis and Todd Palin. Last year, Olstad and Minnick were the 2009 Tesoro Iron Dog Champions and Scott Davis and Todd Palin held the Iron Dog title in 2007.
For more information on the Iron Dog, log on to www.IronDog.organd for Mystik Lubricants, log on to www.MystikLubes.com.