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Wiseman, Seaward in eighth spot at 2018 Cain's Quest after Day 4

Sheldon Wiseman and Brian Seaward are shown here at the start line of the 2018 Cain's Quest snowmobile endurance race in Labrador City. They are two of several riders from the west coast who are competing in the event.
Sheldon Wiseman and Brian Seaward are shown here at the start line of the 2018 Cain's Quest snowmobile endurance race in Labrador City. They are two of several riders from the west coast who are competing in the event. - Submitted

Other than having to take five minutes to replace a blown belt, Sheldon Wiseman and Brian Seaward are feeling good about their journey so far.

Wiseman and Seaward, listed as Team 33 Newfoundland and Labrador, were holding down eighth place in a field of 41 teams at 2018 Cain’s Quest endurance snowmobile race.

As the team entered the L’Anse au Clair checkpoint Monday afternoon, dealing with a broken belt seemed very minor when compared to the fate of some other race participants.

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One rider was airlifted to St. John’s with a broken hip after falling off his sled, while others experienced engine problems that delayed their run. The racers who stopped to help the man with the broken hip were also delayed.

Team 33 was holding onto eighth place when they finished up on Day 4 with hopes of crossing the finish line on Wednesday in Labrador City.

Two other west coast teams are holding their own four days into what is considered one of the toughest and longest snowmobile races on the planet.

Team 19 featuring Deer Lake’s Mike Pye and Wabush native Randy Winters is in 10th spot out of a field of 41 teams after leaving L’Anse au Clair, while Lee White and Guy Styles of Team 49 GNR Racing find themselves in 13th spot.

It is expected the winner will cross the finish line in Labrador City on Wednesday.

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