The Friday before the green flag drops is always an exciting day on the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. We started the day with a huge meeting that included all staff, drivers, navigators and support crews. All together, we had more than 500 people on hand. The morning meeting gives us a chance to get everyone together for important updates. From there, it was time for Rally School and then the teams rolled out of the hotel for the Hagerty Trophy Run. This is what we consider a “warm up” for the big show, as it gives the teams a taste of what is coming their way when the green flag drops! Today’s route made its way through the back roads of Rhode Island, and then back to the host hotel. A storm came through toward the end of the day’s route, adding an extra challenge for the teams. Upon returning to the hotel, we noticed a few cars in need of repairs, and a flurry of activity in the parking lot to prepare for tomorrow. Finally, we had our annual Friday night banquet with special guest Dick Shappy (you’ll see him in the winner photos). Congrats to Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry for placing first in the Hagerty Trophy Run!
X-Cup Winners: Central Connecticut Team
Rookie Winners: Don Racine and Jamie Stiehr
Sportsman Winners: Dan and Pat Martin
Expert Winners: Gary and JeanAnn Martin
Grand Championship and Overall Winners: Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry
10 comments about “2022 Great Race: Hagerty Trophy Run”
Is the daily route available the day of the race?
See you in Minnesota!
When is the route available?
Great pictures,in the rain.Pleased to see the ’65 Mercury Comet in the race again. This was my first car,a hardtop version, still have it.
Just watched the cars leaving Rocky Point Park. Loved the Blues Brothers car! The variety of vehicles is astounding! Good luck to all participants.
What a great event! So many different types of cars from so many different states. Thanks for coming to Rhode Island! Have a great race! Come visit again!
What route will you take in to medina ,ohio on June 21
Great to see all the guys ready for a Great Race! Have a Great Time!
Had an amazing send off party! So many pictures and videos I was able to capture. Great Father’s Day gift to myself and my father! God speed all you crazy drivers and passengers!
I want to watch them but cannot find what roads they will be on.
It was amazing to see them coming through Cold Spring NY. Can’t wait to find out who wins!!