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If you’re anywhere around New England, you’ll want to check into the “Rally Tour Around the Lake” a one-day event hosted by the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, New Hampshire, on Saturday July 31st. Legendary racing journalist and pit reporter, Dick Berggren is the President of the Museum, and has put together a […]

The 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club is in the books! We saw record crowds at our hosted city stops, we saw a rookie team take the top daily score, and today, Sunday, June 27th HISTORY was made! For the first time ever, an all-female team WON the Great Race! […]

The temperatures were hot and so was the action today on the FINAL day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. Today’s route sent us into South Carolina, where country back roads made up the majority of the timed course. Day 9 is always just a half day of rallying, […]

After seven days of rallying, the competition always intensifies on Championship Days. The final two days of competition are always challenging and our Director of Competition John Classen gave the teams a true workout today. The morning route was a scenic ride through the mountains in Virginia. Speed changes and terrain changes were plentiful on […]

The landscape is quickly changing on the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. The scores are settling in, but that can all change on the last two days of the race. Known as Championship Days, the last two days of competition are always extremely challenging and no legs can be […]

Day 6 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club kicked off in Owensboro, Kentucky and it was a day PACKED full of rally maneuvers. Today was less about covering a bunch of ground, and more about putting those teams to work! We crossed over into the Eastern Time Zone today, […]

On the road again! We had a little less ground to cover today, so the route featured lots of turns, speed changes and maneuvers compared to previous days. We left Cape Girardeau, Missouri on a high note, after an incredible stop the night before. Thousands of people joined us, and these big crowds really energize […]

Day 4 of the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club sent us on a long haul across the state of Missouri. We started the day in Joplin and headed east early in the morning with a lengthy trek on the interstate, before going on the clock. After we peeled off […]

Day 3 of the 2021 Great Race kicked off from our hotels in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and we covered a lot of ground before ever going on the clock. Long transits were common on the entire route. It was a matter of time before we ran into some rain, and today was the day. Let’s hope […]

Day 2 of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club kicked off with intense sunshine, as we motored north of Waco before peeling off the interstate and starting the timed portion of the route. Early on, the route sent the teams into a loop, and then continued on toward Granbury, Texas, […]

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