Micah Huss and Ryan Sottosanti run Evans; Place third in Iron Dog 2017

SUFFIELD, CONN. (March 6 2017) – Evans Cooling is proud to announce that Evans sponsored teammates, Micah Huss and Ryan Sottosanti, earned third place in the Iron Dog 2017 race. The Iron Dog is the world’s longest snowmobile race, covering 2,031 miles across Alaska. Thirty-five participants started the race this year, and 14 finished the event.

“At Iron Dog, you never know what’s going to happen,” said Huss. “Our spirits were good at the start of the race. We broke some parts along the way, but we didn’t give up. You don’t give up at Iron Dog. We kept pressing, having a positive attitude.”

Huss and Sottosanti, designated “Team 2” in the Iron Dog, were in sixth place on the race’s penultimate day and moved into third place on the final day. Huss explained that the hardest challenge was overcoming the weather and cold. “It was thirty degrees when we left; it was negative 30 over the mountain.” The mountain Huss describes is the race’s second checkpoint named “White Mountain.”

The cold weather early in the race was only one of many challenges Iron Dog racers tackled this year. A blizzard at the race’s halfway point produced hard-to-see snow drifts. Huss described hitting a snow drift at 60 miles per hour and flying 100 feet, crashing his sled and later finding broken parts from the fall. “The whole race [was] up and down,” Huss said.

Huss attributes part of his and Sottosanti’s success to their great relationship and hard work to strategically utilize each other’s strengths. Huss explained, “I’m fast on the river; he’s fast in the trees. So we switch off leading.”

Huss describes Evans Cooling as another important part of their success. In a race that demands so much from athletes and their equipment, Huss said using Evans provides “great ease of mind.” Huss continued, “We beat up the sled; we beat up our hands; we have to overcome fatigue. But we have Evans in our machines and we know it’s going to perform consistently. We sled through glare ice [in the Iron Dog race] and the engine temperature maintained. It doesn’t matter what the conditions are, Evans doesn’t gel up. It’s flawless.”

“We’ll be back next year,” Huss says about Iron Dog 2018. “We’ll definitely have Evans in our snowmobiles.”

Evans Cooling offers waterless coolant designed specifically for snowmobiles. Evans’ high boiling point of 375°F means the coolant does not form vapor, build pressure, or boil out.

 For more information on the Iron Dog, please visit the official Iron Dog website at www.irondog.org or call (907) 563-4414. Join the conversation about Iron Dog on the Evans Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram, and use the hashtag: #EvansRacer

For more on Evans waterless coolant, visit the Evans website.

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For more information, please contact:

Mike Tourville at mtourville@evanscooling.com or call 860-668-1114
Ashley Champagne at ashleyc@mintz-hoke.com or 860-679-9846

About Evans Cooling Systems:

Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Suffield, CT, has focused on engine cooling for over 25 years. Evans revolutionary waterless coolants protect against the effects of water, such as overheating and boil-over in the most demanding applications. Evans’ advanced technology can improve performance and reliability for the demands of muscle cars, hot rods, off-road, power sports and classic vehicles. For more information on Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. and its waterless engine coolants please visit www.evanscoolant.com. For orders and dealer inquiries please call 888-990-2665.

About Iron Dog, Inc.
Iron Dog, Inc. is a proud leader in the snowmobile community promoting snowmobile safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events. Iron Dog also conducts student exchange programs and through its annual raffle has donated nearly $200,000 to Alaska charities since 2011. The Iron Dog race, is a World Class Snowmobile Event that crosses the State of Alaska each February impacting over twenty-five Alaskan communities. Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, from Anchorage to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse areas of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some of the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. For additional information, please contact Kevin Kastner, Executive Director, Iron Dog, Inc. at 907-563-4414 or kkastner@irondog.org

 


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