Friday, January 31, 2014

YQ Start Draw and Banquet

Allen and the Black team will be heading out from Fairbanks in with bib number 8!

Last night at the start draw and banquet at the Westmark Hotel, Allen drew number 8 out of 18 starting mushers. This means the team will start at 11.21am on Saturday morning.

As you may have seen on the Yukon Quest website, this year the teams are taking a "tag sled" (a second sled attached to the back of the main sled) for the first mile or two. Sharon Johnston won the auction to ride in Allen's sled - thank you Sharon!

Aliy will draw her bib number at this afternoon's YQ300 mushers meeting so we will let you know later today when she will be leaving the start chute. Also later today we will post the team rosters so keep an eye out for that!

L-R: Sharon Johnston and Allen at the banquet; dog tags for the Black Team


Margaret said...

This is getting so exciting!!!

Thanks so much in advance for the team rosters - woof, woof, woof!!!

I'll be at the edge of my computer chair following both races!

Go Red Team!!! Go Black Team!!!

And one more big WOOF, WOOF, WOOF to all!!!

Nessmuk said...

Wishing you all safe travels and a decent trail!! Go Allen and the Black Team!!

marilyn cozzens said...

Well Allen you only have to pass 7 teams. Go get them.Repeat as Yukon Quest winner again.