The teams race through deep snow, a variety of topography, thick wooded areas and wide open frozen lakes and ocean, in some of the most remote parts of Labrador. This race is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Racers push body and machine to the limits in an all-out race to the finish, for a shot at a hefty prize purse. Teams of two leave the start line pumped with adrenaline and an eye on the prize. Some, with a “take no prisoners” attitude, may quickly learn that when the going gets tough, sportsmanship, and help from a competing team, is often what it takes to make it through. The race runs day and night guided by GPS and gut instinct to get teams from checkpoint to checkpoint. This event requires a solid strategy, top gun riding skills, the will to keep going, a tough, dependable snowmobile, and a whole lot of luck!
The race is managed by Cain’s Quest Inc, a volunteer run, not for profit organization. The Cain’s Quest Board of Directors works tirelessly throughout the year and throughout the race week to make this event world class. It brings the race into the homes of race fans and snowmobile enthusiasts across the globe. Each team is equipped with a satellite tracking device which enables visitors to log onto http://www.cainsquest.com/ and watch the race in near real time. Not only is this an added safety feature for the teams, but it allows race followers to cheer on their favorite teams and watch the race changing from moment to moment.
Contestants flock from all over the world to brave the elements, battle each other and compete for their moment of glory. While there is a prize of $100,000.00 (Cdn), with $50,000.00 going to the 1st place winner, the money is far from being the main motivation for the racers.
During race week, communities across Labrador are lending a hand with volunteers manning checkpoints, headquarters, communications, and everything in between.
It takes effective marketing and strong financial backing from each team to make this world class and extreme race a success. As such we solicit your support in presenting “Team 80, Northfield Racing – The Basque Connection” as a world class racing team.
We are a “Labrador team” with strong connections to the South Coast, fishing community of Red Bay, which has in recent years become recognized as the home of the 15th Century, Basque Whaling, and National Historic Site. This site has more recently been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre Organization .
We are committed to, Challenging the Legend, completing the race and making our sponsors, supporters, partners, communities and fans proud to be part of this challenge.
Our team racers, Mark Simms and Tyson Russell are proud of their roots, Labrador connections and their home town affiliations. We provide the following as an introduction to our professional partners.