8-20-2009 – 1-23-2024
Nitro x Suspect
Folsom is now retired from racing, but at age 11 helps to train our upcoming generations. Folsom is one of the most amazing leaders I’ve worked with in all my years of growing up with dogs and seeing some of the best leaders in the sport. He simply loves to be a sled dog and he never tires of running in lead. He has the passion, drive, and desire to lead everyday. In fact he gets wound up and jealous if he isn’t in lead. From a very young age he was always fully confident in single lead, which some dogs never get comfortable with. He brought our team to many victories when we got back into racing and ran in lead every time we went out for many years as our main leader. I knew he was a special dog when I went to check him out. The guy we bought him from had bought him as a 10 month old along with his brother Fisk. The man’s wife didn’t like Folsom or it turns out any of the dogs. He was very nervous and scrawny. We made instant eye contact and I had feeling he was a special dog. I brought him home and it took about a year for Folsom to relax while being pet. He came full circle and became the dog he was born to be. All 7 of Folsom’s siblings became main leaders for various competitive kennels. This mix and the remixes have produced a high % of many natural born leaders. Folsom’s many offspring and grand-pups are spread across the state of AK, nearly every country in Europe, Canada, and in the lower 48.
3rd- Valley Fuanle 20. Main and finishing leader.
4th Solstice 50. Main and finishing leader.
1st Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Race 40/40. Ran and finished day 2 in single lead. Leading not just our main team, but the team Will was driving as well as a pacesetter. This race blew several pro teams up with dogs struggling in the heat and punchy trail. This was a very fun race for us. 14.5 mph moving avg.
2nd Chatanika 200. Led every leg and finishing leader.
1st Old Nenana Mail Trail 200. Led entire race and finished the/race 2nd leg in single lead.
1st Solstice 100- record pace. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Knik 200. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
2nd Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Race 40/40. Main and finishing leader with Merlot.
1st The Minto Dash 120- record pace. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st The Old Nenana Mail Trail 200. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Nenana Triple Crown Title Winner- Led every step of the way!
Kuskokwim 300. Main leader.
1st Two Rivers 200. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
2nd Knik 200. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
10th & Rookie of the Year Award Copper Basin 300. Main and finishing leader with Salt.
3rd Willow 300. Main leader.