RACE UPDATE- Day 2 March 3, 2018, Labrador City, NL, Canada
Teams just completed their twelve hours mandatory layover at Checkpoint #1 Churchill Falls. First team out at 5:04am was Team 22 – Team Maine Racing /Southern Sno Rider. Rider headed north to remote Checkpoint #2 Sail Lake, Checkpoint #3 Border Beacon, then on to Nain for their for the next 12-hour layover.
Mid-afternoon, Cain’s Quest received a call in which an accident occurred en route to CP3 Border Beacon. Alert button was activated by Team #17 on tracker device. Emergency Response Plan was quickly initiated & executed following standard Emergency Response Protocol.
Team #17- Dave Dumaresque & Shannon Strangemore have officially scratched.
Cain’s Quest began their live evening news update on CQTV. CQ Host, Sean Murphy presented an interview with CQ Chair, Glenn Emberley & CQ Vice-Chair, Rob Pilgrim to bring fans up to date on today’s emergency response.
There was lots of action around the remote checkpoints routes west of Sail Lake to Border Beacon, on to Nain. Rob Pilgrim noted “Great to see some good paths into the remotes, which is a testament to team’s preparation & conditioning. The race is running several hours ahead of estimated arrival scheduling”.
To date, there have been no reports of illegal trail use or other race infractions. Racers have been treated to welcoming crowds of community members, eager volunteers and warm meals. Hundreds of volunteer crews have been working together to make Cain’s Quest 2018 an incredible off-trail racing experience for the determined forty-one teams. Cain’s Quest would not be possible without the time and energy put in by so many people.
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Cain’s Quest is the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. It is an incredible off-trail riding adventure where teams of two battle in an all-out race through 3,200 kilometres of deep snow and thick wooded areas in some of the most remote parts of Labrador. The race is managed by Cain’s Quest Inc., a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.