by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, February 25, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The field has left Nome in the world's longest snowmachine race.
The duo of Tyler Huntington and Chris Olds have a lead of nearly three hours over Steven Spence and Doug Dixon at Unalakleet.
The top 11 teams are laying over there; the rest of the Top 5 are: Helwig and Quam, just three minutes behind No. 2; Wilkes and Cherrier and Miller and Miller, all in within about a half-hour of Spence and Dixon.
Huntington and Olds will be tough to catch. Most of the remaining trail is on flat rivers.
Defending champs Todd Minnick and Nick Olstad returned to Nome with sled repairs. They replaced a piston but they are well back in 13th.