Westbrook Cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that our Westbrook race is officially cancelled for 2016. The groomer was out inspecting Westbrook race course today and there were already some bare spots. The forecast for the coming week includes rain and 40 to 50 degree temps, so, unfortunately Mother Nature has done in yet another race for this year. Many thanks to the groomers and folks at sunset ridge for trying to pull something off!

Westbrook Re-Rescheduled

We are very sorry to announce that we’ve had to rescheduled the Westbrook race yet again for lack of, well, winter. The new race dates are February 20th & 21st. Hopefully we’ll have cold temps and snow by then!

Tamworth Rescheduled

Due insufficient ice and snow on the lake, we have had to rescheduled the Tamworth race. The new dates for the race are February 27 & 28. In the meantime, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. (And accumulate!)

Westbrook Rescheduled

As you may have suspected, the Westbrook race has been rescheduled. The new race dates are February 6 & 7. We will open registration on January 28th unless there is a question about whether the course is suitable for holding the race.

Nature of Light Photography

NESDC would like to thank photographer Shawn Tinkham of Nature of Light Photography for supplying us with beautiful new header photographs! 

You can see more of his work on the Nature of Light Photography Facebook page and on his webpage. (There are a lot of fantastic Tamworth pictures there!)

The photographs were taken at last year’s Tamworth race.

Westbrook Update

Currently the Westbrook race course has three inches of snow. We need a decent snow fall from this weekend’s predicted storm for this race to go off as planned. We’ll announce whether the race is happening (and if so, open registration), on Sunday or Monday. Let it snow!

Rig Race Results

Despite some unseasonably warm weather, our annual Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race was a success. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and competitors for creating a fun weekend of racing!

Results can be viewed here.

If you’re on Facebook, be sure to check out Steve Renner’s photos from the event. InspiredByDesign photography has also uploaded a gallery of images.

Now bring on the snow!

Registration Is open for the Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

Registration is open for the Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race. Please register before 5 pm on Thursday, November 5th. We will not be taking any registrations on site.

NESDC at the World Championships

We’re very proud to announce that many of our members are competing for Team USA  in the IFSS Dryland World Championships!

Best wishes for fast races (and safe travels) to:
  • Marla BB
  • Bill Boyd
  • Jocelyn Bradbury
  • Danae Bryar
  • Doug Butler
  • Angie Carter
  • Chris Carter
  • Nova Clifford
  • Jessica Doherty
  • Peter Franke
  • Kelley McGrath
  • Kim Murphy
  • Melissa Murphy
  • Steven Murphy
  • Jay Olmstead
  • Fran Plaisted
  • Lily Stewart
  • Asa Szegvari

New Class to Be Included at NESDC Races

Last season, NESDC tried a short, “recreational” class at our snow races. It was so much fun for participants that we’ve decided to add a recreational class to all of our races this season!

The “rec” class will be held on the first day of our races and will feature a short course (likely a mile). It will be open to drivers with one to four dogs using sleds or skis, or for our dryland race,  bikes, scooters, or rigs. The entry fee for rec classes will be five dollars.