As we make it past the half way point of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club, we cross two more states off the to-do list. We started our day in Ohio, and the teams had another tough day that included more tough intersections and stop and go instructions. This allowed us to cover a lot of ground on small roads, eventually making our way to South Bend, Indiana for the lunch stop at the Studebaker National Museum. Inside, we had a delicious meal and a little extra time to check out the multi-level museum. With a combination of a tough transit into the Chicago area, as well as changing over to the Central Time zone, we had a rather short afternoon route. The afternoon course saw more farm land, and plenty of challenges, including a giant implement that took up a large portion of the road. After the racers came off the clock, it was a rough ride on the interstate to make our way to the dinner stop. Rush hour traffic, big trucks and construction made it a tough haul, but it was worth it, because the stop in Plainfield, Illinois was absolutely stunning. Thousands of people came out and packed the streets to welcome these cars into town. And when it was time for everyone to start rolling out of town, it seemed that no one wanted to leave. It was a great setting, an excellent meal and tons of great people. At the end of the day, it was another different Daily Winner, the fifth different winner in five days of competition. This time it was Jeff and Kylie Hermanson, with a score of 5.07 seconds. Josh Hull and Trevor Stahl are in the lead heading into Stage 6, but the field is tightening up FAST.