Day 3 of the 2021 Great Race kicked off from our hotels in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and we covered a lot of ground before ever going on the clock. Long transits were common on the entire route. It was a matter of time before we ran into some rain, and today was the day. Let’s hope that we can stay dry for the remainder of the race, but the upside to the rain showers were much cooler temperatures in the afternoon. We blasted onto Historic Route 66 as we zeroed in on our lunch stop in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Even with the rainy conditions, spectators flocked to the Heart of Route 66 Museum, where we made a brief stop…just long enough for a BBQ sandwich and a quick look at the collection inside the museum.
From there, we made our way around Tulsa, finally diving off of Interstate 44 and finishing the day’s rallying on Route 66. It was a long straight drive for most of the day, but a challenging set of instructions nonetheless. We ended Day 3 on a high note with one of the greatest evening stops in recent history. Thousands of spectators came to Joplin, Missouri to welcome the Great Race to town. What an incredible site and we’re gearing up for more big crowds tomorrow as we make our way across Missouri. History was made today, as a rookie team achieved the top score in Stage 3…never has a rookie team beat out the veterans for an entire day of rallying. Check out the highlights and check back tomorrow for more!
Stage 3 Winners: Tom Roberts Jr and Dash Roberts