The landscape is quickly changing on the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. The scores are settling in, but that can all change on the last two days of the race. Known as Championship Days, the last two days of competition are always extremely challenging and no legs can be thrown out, so the teams will be under a lot of pressure to get through these days with no mistakes, no breakdowns and no drama on the roads. But that’s tomorrow. Today, we saw incredible views of mountains, valleys, hills, twists and turns. It was quite the tour, as we crossed over into West Virginia after rallying in Eastern Kentucky for most of the morning. We made our way to Huntington, West Virginia for lunch, and were greeted with a great crowd and a quick lunch to get everyone re-energized for a long afternoon. The rally course for the afternoon only consisted of one leg, and it gave the teams some time to unwind, even though the roads were pretty twisty. The reason for the short rally time was to give teams some time to visit New River Gorge National Park. We went over the bridge, and then went on the road that snakes beneath the mammoth bridge. At 876 feet above ground, the bridge is one of the highest in the world. After our fun trip down into the gorge, we came back up to the highway and rolled into Beckley, West Virginia for our Day 7 overnight stop. Thousands of people crowded the narrow streets as the racers parked and breathed a big sigh of relief that yet another day was complete. Stay tuned tomorrow as we cross into Virginia and North Carolina!
Stage 7 Winners: Howard and Doug Sharp in their 1916 Hudson