The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club is a time, speed, endurance rally. Today, we learned about endurance, as the racers tackled some of the toughest roads in Wisconsin. Early in the morning route, we saw a long stretch of secluded road, which was marked as “Rustic”. It had sections of gravel, and the road conditions made it difficult to hold speed and perform the necessary speed changes. Finally, we got back to civilization, and rallied through some beautiful countryside. Then, we saw another stretch of gravel, this time a little too intense to be included in the timed portion of the day, so it was scratched from the timed course, but racers still had to make their way through it to reach the lunch stop in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Racers were greeted by a huge turnout in Chippewa Falls, and grabbed a quick lunch before hitting the road again. We had a lot of ground to cover, and made our way north to Duluth, Minnesota by way of Highway 53 and a selection of secondary roads. Once we got close to Duluth, we could see Lake Superior in the distance, and as we got closer to downtown Duluth, we noticed the temperatures drop sharply from the 80’s to 60 degrees. We had a great turnout of folks at the Bayfront Festival Park and we celebrated with an awesome selection of ribs at Lake Superior Ribfest. We were able to try all different types of ribs, as well as delicious sides and hot fried donuts for dessert. Stage 7 winners are Jeff and Kylie Hermanson, with an outstanding score of 2.54 seconds! Onto Day 8, let’s go!