Former Iron Dog Champion Seriously Injured in Crash
Huntington was looking forward to racing with Booth, who was trying to return to the winner’s circle for the first time since his last win in 1994.
“We would have had a lot of fun,” Huntington said. “We had the sleds riding really good. Everything just felt right.”
Booth, who won Iron Dog titles in 1992 and 1994 with Dan Zipay, plans to remain in the race at Huntington’s request and will race with Iron Dog veteran Doug Dixon, of Anchorage.
If they win any prize money, Booth said, they’ll donate it to Huntington to help get him back on his feet, since he’ll be out of work for several months.
Huntington said the crash was the worst of his career.
“I’ve had some pretty nasty ones before, but I never ever got hurt,” he said.
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