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Anyone who has been competing in Great Race for a while knows that the late Rex Gardner is solely responsible for keeping the sport alive by starting VCRA back in 2007. He also managed to raise more than $1 million through the years for Autism. Rex was very instrumental in getting Sawtooth clocks for those […]

When Olivia and Genna Gentry won the 2021 Great Race in Greenville, South Carolina, everyone knew that they would be competing in the future in the Grand Championship division. But they are just two of nine Great Racers who have advanced to a new division. The other obvious ones are the winners of the Sportsman […]

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 […]

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