Casavant will lead 2014 Yukon Quest after draw, starting order

FAIRBANKS-Well it's officially Yukon Quest time. Thursday nigth at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center was the Yukon Quest Draw and Banquet. Over 300 people came to see how the race order would be drawn.

Race veteran Normand Casavant drew number one and will be first out of the 18 mushers field Saturday morning.

Brent Sass, who finished third last year, drew second. 22 year old rookie Matt Hall from Two Rivers drew third Fellow Two Rivers musher and defending Quest champ Allen Moore will be the 8th out. Hugh Neff last year's runner up will be 14th.

The complete list from yukonquest.com is below

Here is the complete starting order, with bib sponsor:

1. Normand Casavant – Seekins Ford Lincoln

2. Brent Sass – Apocalypse Design

3. Matt Hall – Mountain View Medical Center

4. Jerry Joinson – No Mountain Software

5. Dave Dalton – Bob Eley

6. Ken Anderson – Glacier Point Services

7. Mike Ellis – Denny’s

8. Allen Moore – Ivory Jack’s

9. Brian Wilmshurst – Boatel Bar

10. Cody Strathe – Cold Spot Feeds

11. Mandy Nauman – Arctic Fire & Safety

12. Tony Angelo – Pleasant Valley Store

13. Torsten Rohnert – Pumphouse

14. Hugh Neff – Trailside Mail

15. Jean-Denis Britten – Trademark

16. Curt Perano –Big Daddy’s Bar-B-Q

17. John Schandelmeier – Home Town Physical Therapy

18. Hank DeBruin – Mecca Bar