Two mushers have scratched from Quest

FAIRBANKS-The Yukon Quest race is on. 18 Mushers left downtown Fairbanks on Saturday to start their 1,000 mile journey.

Normand Casavant drew bib number 1 but instead of being the first to possibly first he was one of the first to scratch. Casavant scractched yesterday deciding for the well being of his dogs at the Central Checkpoint.

Jean-Denis Britten was the first to scratch on Sunday at Mile 101 for personal reasons. 16 mushers are now left.