Iron Dog racers overcome fire and still hold early race lead

FAIRBANKS-The Iron Dog race started yesterday and the race already has some fireworks.

Last night current race leaders Mike Morgan and Chris Olds pulled into Mcgrath. Morgan was refueling but his sled burst into flames. Thankfully no one was hurt turns out the sled only needs minor repairs. Flames were coming out from the bottom of the snowmachine as he was refueling.

Even with the fire Morgan and Olds are still on top of the Iron Dog leaderboard followed by defending champions Marc McKenna and Dusty VanMeter. Tyler Akelstad and Tyson Johnson who are team 8 third.

Shane Barber and Ryan Sottosanti-Team 2 are fourth and Cory Davis and Ryan Simon-team 41 round out the top five.

For the latest standings and GPS tracking click here--http://www.irondog.org/race-tracking/pro-stats/