By Kortnie Horazdovsky
6:16 PM AKST, February 25, 2011
(6:16 p.m.) Team 21 Spernak/Branholm is on the trail.
(5:41 p.m.) Teams 11 Palin-Quam and 7 Davis/Davis are out on the trail. They're all flying.
(5:24 p.m.) Team 10 is off, but going much slower than their predecessors, according to the GPS ping, but that could be just at one specific point in time.
(5:12 p.m.) Team 10 is off!
(5:08 p.m.) Iron Dog racers got back on the trail and on the clock Friday evening after spending nearly a day and a half under a yellow caution flag when conditions between Nome and Unalakleet were deemed too dangerous to be in "race" mode.
Team 14 McKenna/Van Meter, was hitting the throttle hard, going 63 mph out of Unalakleet. They were the first team to Nome, but the second-position Team 10 Huntington/Olds, has made up a bunch of time throughout the course of the race.
Overheard at headquarters: "I'd be pinching it too if Huntington and Olds were on my butt."
Huntington/Olds was scheduled to be released at 5:11:07. They were the third team into Nome but had less work time on their snowmachines to bump them up a spot.
Race organizers are planning for a 6 p.m. Saturday finish, which gives the winning team about 17 hours to cover 630 miles of trail, plus an 8-hour layover.
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