For more than three decades the Sugar Valley Rally has signaled the Great Race is only a few weeks away. The annual rally in Scottsbluff, Nebraska draws dozens of Great Racers trying to get some last minute practice in before the Big Race. And this year was no exception has Great Racers took home the top two spots. Gene and Becky White from Kansas finished first in the Unlimited Pro Division in their 1965 Corvette Coupe. The White’s will not be participating in this year’s Great Race, but they will be running as support crew for Jim Caudle’s team.
Second place in Scottsbluff went to Rick McKone of Peoria, Illinoia and Charlie Brittingham of Jasper, Indiana in Rich’s 1936 Ford two door sedan. Also at the rally was Kim Demott, who was the navigator in 1988 for the infamous Doc Fuson and his 1912 American LaFrance Fire Engine. Kim’s team was first in the Sugar Valley Rally in the Limited Division using one of the old Jones speedometers.