Brian Blood and Stephen Keller charged to victory in the annual Pumpkin Run rally in Millsboro, Delaware, this weekend by posting a final-day score of 2 seconds. The Great Race veterans from Virginia in their 1969 Saab edged out Doug and Dana Sharp by 1.5 seconds.
Blood and Keller had a 13 on Day 1 of the competition, and after adding the 2 from the second day and their factor they finished with a 14.93 second score. The Sharps, from New York, won the first day with a 8, but came in with a 17 on the final day in their 1916 Hudson Hillclimber. After the factor, they finished with a 16.5 second score. Third place went to Corky Rutledge and Rob Dressler from Pennsylvania in their 1929 Ford Model A pickup truck with a 23.7. Fourth was Dave Haverty and Steve Pusey from Georgia in their 1937 Ford coupe, and fifth was Brian Lockwood and Chris Killikin from New Jersey in their 1933 Ford Speedster. John Hudson and David Coon from New York rallied together for the first time ever in John’s 1940 Chevrolet and finished sixth. The two Great Race veterans will be competing together in the 2016 Great Race from California to Illinois in June.