3 year old Lusa has become one of our most reliable leaders and race finishers. She is a tough headed dog who has been finishing all of our last races in lead with strength and determination. She is a beautiful young leader who led in her first race like a pro setting an avg pace of 14.5 for 20 miles along side Fender who's almost 9 now. She passed 4 teams from behind and passed our home "in" trail where we normally turn into the kennel with total focus. She is an exceptionally fast, flawless moving, and intelligent dog. Lusa recently finished the Kusko 300, the most competitive mid-distance race in the sport of mushing. She finished the Kobuk 440, arguably the next toughest race in the sport, in lead with KP stepping up at the end of the race after her older brother Spark got hurt. At just 2 years of age and as a solid frontend dog this is a huge success. Lusa is simply outstanding.
Valley Funale 20 - 5th. Lusa led flawlessly in her first race at an avg. speed of 14.5mph and her first time running for Rick Mackey.
1st Solstice 50
10th Kuskokwim 300
1st Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Race 40/40, led the 2nd heat with KP.
1st Two Rivers 200/Vet's Choice Award
7th Kobuk 440, finishing leader with KP.
10th Kuskokwim 300, finishing leader with Spark.
2nd Willow 300, finishing leader with Monarch.
3rd Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Race 40/40. Main and finishing leader with Pan. Running for her first time with Roland Mackey.
1st Two Rivers 200. Main leader.
2nd Solstice 100