Today, the 2,300 mile journey from Jacksonville, Florida to Traverse City, Michigan began. Over one hundred and twenty cars left Main Street of Jacksonville, Florida eager to begin this journey. As I sat in line, before heading through the gate as an competitor, I couldn’t help but relive a few memories of my own. From riding support with my Grandma, as my Mom, and Grandfather were competing, to selling programs for the past six years. One of my dreams came true today, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this journey with my best friend, and my Sister, Genna. We are so excited to have Rome Grinding Solutions come on as a sponsor, and can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for us. Today, after leaving Jacksonville, we made our way to Tifton, Georgia where we were greeted with friendly smiles, good food, and home made peach ice cream.
Genna and I had an absolute blast today on the course and finished third of forty teams in the rookie division, and forty-fourth of one hundred and twenty teams overall. Not our best day, but tomorrow is a new day, and Genna, and I are completely overjoyed to be traveling through our home town, Newnan, Georgia. We hope to see all of our friends there. We will also be finishing overnight in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hopefully, Genna, and I will be able to pull everything together for a successful day tomorrow.
9 comments about “Day 1 Recap from Olivia Gentry”
What time do you leave TIFTON
What is the route from Tifton this morning????
What a wonderful story & adventure for you two .
giddyup SISTER POWER .
Good luck and Safe Ralling young ladies. From us in Jacksonville, Thank you ?
Good Luck! Safe travels!! We just saw you all in Armuchee, GA, just north of Rome.
We enjoyed watching the race in Rome, GA. What a treat!
3rd in Rookie class and top third overall! Not your best day? Well that seems to be a real good start. We will hang on with you to see how you develop along the route. kudos to you and the Dodge Dart.
We saw you getting on 75 N in Tunnel Hill GA a few hours ago. Good Luck Ladies.. Have a safe and fun ride…
Fun driving with you today through Newman!! Keep up the great driving!!!