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Yes but only one route looks to be the right one.
They seemed to balance out , teams are headed into deep snow now so there are quite a few laying back to assess the best route . Team 99 who dominated the first half of the 2014 race on stock Skandics is setting the pace agaiin . There is a thread in the Skandic forum that has some insigthful input and photos from Cains Quest who has run the race multiple times .

http://www.dootalk.com/forums/topic/1244066-cains-quest-2016/
 

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Nice video from the first full day of racing , about a dozen teams got mired down in deep snow and slush for around 6 hours being led by super wide tracks ! Check point three is closed due to deep snow and winds , officials tried to reach it for 2 days without success , so the teams are headed to the coast .

 

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2 days left to run 19 skidoos, 1 Lynx, 1 yam left. 6 cats and 1 polaris are out, 6 yam started 1 left, 27 does and 19 left, Half of the failures are do to hazards on the course like stuck in slush, rolled down hill into creek and smacking things. 2 medical scratches also.

The weather started out as a snow storm and -31 C temps, today they are on the south coast of Labrador where it is above freezing, it doesn't appear they travel at high speeds but it is rough and there is deep snow, they reported that several teams spent hours on a lake because of the snow storm at the start of the quest.

They must be tough buggers boy. 50K first prize, 50K for the others
 

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The race should wrap up today , team 22 Gardiner / Milley led for almost the entire second half are in fourth today because the 3 teams that rode on their heels got out early , it should be an intense finish !
 

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Anything can happen between Churchill, Esker, and finish line but it appears that Team Maine #22 is being strategic and simply toying with the other 3 teams in contention.
 

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Back out in front again , and I would wager , will cross the line first tomorrow barring some kind of breakage .
 
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Anything can happen between Churchill, Esker, and finish line but it appears that Team Maine #22 is being strategic and simply toying with the other 3 teams in contention.
I don't think there's any "toying" in this derby , balls and luck and of course be on a Skidoo or Lynx, looks that's the only makes that made it, as of 8 this morning 16 skidoo and 1 lynx left
 

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Team,22 , Maine Racing takes the checkered flag ! They were running north of 100 kph at times this morning , they ran a hard race and gave no quarter for the entire second half of the race .

Nothing but BRP sleds finishing the race !
 
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