By: John Arkwright
The 3rd annual Cains Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race has wrapped and what a race it was.
This 2000 km race is an extreme challenge of not only man against nature but 2 Stroke vs. 4 Stroke, Wide track utility machines against lontrack Mountain and Crossover sleds.
When all was said and done it was Team #8 – Rumbolt & Efford from Labrador City on a pair of longtrack 4 Stroke Yamaha Nytros that took first.
Less than 5 minutes separated next 4 Teams Team #21 – Boisvert and Boisvert a Father and Son team from Maine had an accident in the first 1/2 hour of the race. After being released from the Hospital they spent 5 hours rebuilding the one sled and left Lab City for the 2nd time almost 7 hours behind the other 26 teams. They finished an amazing 3rd and only 1 hour, 14 minutes and 29 seconds behind the first place team.
Another very interesting story was the # 28 Team of Hibbert and Dick who finished 5 th on Arctic Cat 600 Crossfires with only 1 1/4 ” tracks and stock Skis.
Only 14 of the 27 Teams that started completed this grueling event. Team #7 Price and Hastings of Ontario in their first try finished in 14th.
Congratulations must also go out to Todd Kent and all the staff and volunteers that worked so hard to make this event happen Well Done!!