Scott Hudson and his grandfather John Hudson have been competing in the Great Race for a number of years in their 1940 Chevrolet. Even after going away to college, he and John have continued to do the Great Race. In fact, Scott has so much Great Race spirit that he shaved the word Ace and the number 60 in his hair before the 2013 event. An Ace is a perfect score on a leg (something every competitor shoots for) and the number 60 has been their car number for almost a decade.
Scott and John have been at it for so long that they have gotten pretty good. In fact, they posted the best score on Day 8 of the 2013 Great Race, regarded as the most difficult on the entire event. It has been heard many times that Scott has gotten so good at navigating that he should have to do it with one arm tied around his back.
Well, after a recent rugby accident, he had to do just that at the Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, Del. Scott broke his collarbone while playing rugby just a few days before the rally, but that did not stop him from showing up. So, with one arm tied around his back, he and John placed second overall in the event, just a few seconds behind winners Doug and Dana Sharp.
In other news from the Pumpkin Run, it was good to see Sister McRae our longtime friend and longtime Great Race administrator. She is billed as Queen of the Pumpkin Run in Millsboro, where she has helped out since the first days of the event more than 13 years ago.
Also, first-timers Hal Everett and Ben Guliano from Honest Charley Garage in Chattanooga won first place in the rookie division at the Pumpkin Run. Hal has helped with the Great Race and the Coker Challenge for several years as a mechanic and Ben helped out with the Coker Challenge for the first time this fall.