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McPherson X-Cup Team is Ready to Go!

By Great Race
June 11, 2014

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We got a photo from the McPherson College X-Cup team with a bunch of smiling faces and a beautiful ’57 Ford. McPherson College is a big supporter of the Great Race, and we’re glad to have them back on board with an X-Cup team. Tony di Valentin joined us last year and will be returning this year. Other members of the team are Austin Hiebert, Jacob O’Gorman and Justin Smeltzer. We’re looking forward to seeing these young men duke it out with the other X-Cup teams. See you guys in Maine!

2014 Rally Final Planning Underway

By Great Race
April 9, 2014

The Great Race makes it a point to rally drivers through some of the most interesting and challenging terrain our vast country has to offer and this year is no different. For 2014 the eastern seaboard plays host to thousands of miles of mountains, countryside, marshlands and coastal seascapes. Race Director Jeff Stumb is on the road this week and next sorting out some of the last details that make it possible to rally a hundred cars in and out of so many small towns along the route.

One thing is certain, if you’re racing this year or aspire to, you should be working on your cars to get them ready to make the spectacular run from Maine to Florida. You won’t want to miss a single mile this summer. Veterans will tell you that having your competition car well sorted out and road tested makes a huge difference when the green flag drops and the competition begins.

Look for more updates from the road like the one below, as Jeff Stumb makes his way down the incredible east coast enroute to the Florida finish.

Great Race Coverage from McPherson College

By Great Race
November 19, 2013

The McPherson College Restoration newsletter came in the mail the other day, and there was a wonderful centerfold of the team’s experience on the 2013 Great Race from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Click HERE for the story!

X-Cup Donations from Late Great Racer, Ken Lumberry

By Great Race
May 28, 2013

Great Race 2013

The Great Race has always held a special bond with those who have been involved with the event, and the story of Ken Lumberry epitomizes that better than any other. Lumberry, of Delong, Illinois, died recently at the age of 80.

Click HERE for the story

New X-Cup Team from Ponca City!

By Great Race
April 12, 2013

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We’re proud to announce that a new X-Cup team has registered for the 2013 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty! Welcome (left to right) Andrew Neisen, Austin Radka, Spencer Bramlett and Bart Sutor. Handling the driving duties will be Bart Sutor, while the others will serve as navigators who will swap positions throughout the race.

Making the Transition

By Great Race
February 19, 2013

Great Race sportsman team

This is what the Great Race is all about…moving up from class to class until you reach the top of the heap! Chad Nelson was one of the first X-Cup guys back in the day and even though his school is no longer involved in the event, he has continued to keep young people involved in building old cars and taking them on the race.
Click HERE for the story!

New X-Cup Entry from Ponca City, OK

By Great Race
March 21, 2012

Welcome another new X-Cup entry, this time from Ponca City, a small town in Oklahoma that has been known to produce a number of Great Race participants. J.D. Hanks is a recognizable name in the vintage car rallying world, and he’s leading a group of fine young gentlemen in the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty. J.D. has a thing for four-cylinder engines, so these youngsters will be piloting a well-traveled Model A pickup during the race.

Great Race X-Cup Team
The Ponca City X-Cup team from left to right: J.D. Hanks, Eric Riggs, Austin Radka and John Neisen. Not shown: Bob Hanks, J. D.’s brother (from Oklahoma city)

X-Cup Team Enters ’59 Austin Healey in Great Race

By Great Race
March 14, 2012

Throughout the history of the Great Race, it has been a priority to encourage youth to participate, be it as a participant or part of the staff. Eventually, a special class was created for young automotive enthusiasts who wanted to pilot a vintage car in the Great Race. This class would be known as the X-Cup class, and it’s making a big comeback in the 2012 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty.

Austin Healey Racecar

After being stored for more than 40 years, this Austin Healey will be prepped to compete in the 2012 Great Race!

Click HERE for the story!

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