Stan won a hard-fought battle to win the 1973 Winnipeg to St. Paul race. Thus grueling, man-beating, sled-destroying trek through Canada and Minnesota was incredibly tough to even finish. If you came in the top-ten, that was almost like winning. But winning? Well, that is something goes in the record books for all of time, and no one was happier about it in 1973 than Stan Hayes.

Bob Eastman waits for his chance to roll, and spends the time talking to fans, competitors and race officials.
Stan Hayes waits for his wave to take off.
Stan’s sled was covered after the race with a big “WINNER” written on it.
Stan and all the other racers getting waiting their turn to go.