The Yukon Quest’s early sign up deadline passed over the weekend. Fifteen mushers registered early for next February’s race, including defending champion Lance Mackey and past Quest winners Bill Cotter and Sonny Lindner. Mackey, who became the first musher to win both the Quest and Iditarod in the same season last year is again signed up for both 1,000-mile races. Quest managing director Tania Simpson says Mackey’s accomplishment has generated a lot of excitement running up to the Quest’s silver anniversary race.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks