The parts were flying in the Iron Dog garage in Nome as teams worked to fix all sorts of problems that the previous 1100 miles of Alaskan terrain has given them. Missing skis, bent steering rods, missing carbide, broken windshields, damaged suspension, and the list goes on. Many racers were even waiting for parts planes to land for their sleds! Each team was given 15 minutes of free inspections before beginning to work on the sleds. The father/son team of Andy and Brad George, along with other teams made sure all of the tools needed were laid out, parts were on hand and ready to go, and they had an idea of what needed to be taken off/repaired/and put back on...and in what order, to minimize downtime. Once the clock began, racers worked feverishly to complete all the necessary tasks and repairs were measured in seconds as the stopwatch clicked away. Some racers had machines in fairly good shape and required just over 5 minutes of repair, some teams took up through past a half-hour, other teams requiring work after the banquet, and some racers came to the realization that this was the end of the road as 3 more teams scratched in Nome. The garage was finally quiet around 6 PM so the racers could enjoy a meal at the banquet to celebrate the Trail Class reaching Nome, and to award a SEVERAL thousand dollars in cash and prizes, which was a welcome addition to a proper hot meal. Facebook page!