Beth Gentry and Jody Knowles, last year’s Great Race winners, won the annual VCRA event this weekend in their 1932 Ford Cabriolet in their last tune-up before the 2018 Great Race begins June 23 in Buffalo.
The team from Georgia won the event in Joplin, Missouri by a wide margin with a three-day score of 25.84 seconds off of a perfect time. Dave Reeder and Sawyer Stone landed in second place, almost 13 seconds behind in their 1932 Ford Victoria. The grandfather-grandson team from Arkansas had a score of 38.76. Third place went to the Kentucky husband and wife team of Gary and Jean Ann Martin in their 1964 Nova with a score of 41.28 seconds. All three teams will join more than 100 others in New York next month for the start of the Great Race from Buffalo to Halifax, Nova Scotia.