FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Iron Dog officials set the schedule for the rest of the race Friday afternoon as most of the remaining racers made it to Unalakleet on their yellow caution-flag run from Nome that began Thursday afternoon.
The race will be re-started at 5 p.m., with the top five teams being released on their race times, meaning, their time differences coming into Nome, with time added that they spent working on their snowmachines.
The remaining nine teams will be released on five-minute intervals after that.
Team 33 - Bartel/Wichman, returned to Koyuk, apparently with mechanical problems and it's unknown whether they will continue on in the race, but race officials said they weren't going to hold the re-start for them.
Teams will be required to take an 8-hour layover in either Kaltag, Galena or Ruby, and will be held once they reach Tanana in order to facilitate a finish around 6 p.m. in Downtown Fairbanks.