The other day, I was reading a book, and came upon a quote.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine.
When I saw this quote, I immediately thought of my Great Race family. Last night, another chapter was completed as another Great Race came to an end. We rode through the vineyards of San Rafael, California, the gold mines of Nevada, the geysers of Wyoming, the Badlands, and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial of South Dakota, the rolling corn fields of Iowa, and finally into the John Deere Pavilion of Moline, Illinois together. I have made many new friends this year, and was able to reconnect with all of the friends I have made over the years.
I have always thought that the hardest part of the Great Race was saying goodbye to all of the amazing people you meet throughout this incredible event. I have friends from all over the world including people from Canada, the United Kingdom, and people from all over the United States which I have met through the Great Race. Together we all completed this journey. The Great Race truly is a world class event, and it was truly an honor to finish this chapter with all of you.
As many of you know, this year was my final year as a staff member of The Great Race. For five years, I have sold programs all across the United States, and even throughout parts of Canada. I have received nothing but encouragement, and support throughout this journey, and for that I will forever be grateful. I am excited to start a new chapter, as a driver in the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race Presented By Hagerty with the support of my biological family, as well as my Great Race Family.
My sister, Genna Gentry, and I will be competing as a team next year as we travel on the Dixie Highway from Jacksonville, Florida to Traverse City, Michigan. We are excited to write this chapter together and overjoyed to have such great people alongside us while doing it. We hope to see you all in Jacksonville but most of all thanks, for a truly Great Race.
Unitl next time,