Iron Dog Inducts Northern Air Cargo Into Hall of Fame
Anchorage, AK – February 7, 2013 – Iron Dog Inc., the world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race, announced today that Anchorage based Northern Air Cargo (NAC) has been inducted into the Iron Dog Hall of Fame. NAC has sponsored Iron Dog since the first race in 1984 and the induction of a corporate sponsor is a first for Iron Dog.
”Over the years, hundreds of racers and thousands of volunteers have participated in the Iron Dog and helped to make it grow. We have honored a few of these folks by inducting them into our Hall of Fame. We’ve never honored a company before but we recognize that without the help and support of Northern Air Cargo, this race would not exist,” said Iron Dog president, Jim Wilke.
“The Northern Air Cargo family is pleased to be a long-time sponsor of Iron Dog. We are greatly honored to be inducted into the Iron Dog Hall of Fame and recognized for our contribution to the success and longevity of the race. We look forward to a continued partnership for many years to come,” said Blake Arrington, NAC’s marketing manager.
Also inducted to the 2013 Iron Dog Hall of Fame will be long time volunteer Ray “Booba” Katchatag for his 30 years of dedicated volunteerism at the Unalakleet checkpoint. The Hall of Fame awards will be presented on Saturday, February 9 at the Racer’s Drawing Banquet following the Donlin Gold Safety Expo at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. The Safety Expo is open to the public from 10am-3pm and will feature free winter safety seminars presented by North America Outdoor Institute along with an opportunity to meet the racers and see their snowmachines.
About Iron Dog
Iron Dog, Inc. brings a World Class Snowmobile Event across the State of Alaska each February impacting over twenty-five Alaskan communities. Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse in some of Alaska’s the most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race.
Iron Dog is a proud leader in the snowmobile sports community promoting snowmobile safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events.
About Northern Air Cargo
Northern Air Cargo, established in 1956, is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Saltchuk Resource Corporation. The Northern Air Cargo family of companies offer scheduled and charter cargo services throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 and North America as well as aircraft maintenance and ground handling services.