Olivia and Genna Gentry WIN the 2021 Great Race!

June 27, 2021

The 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club is in the books! We saw record crowds at our hosted city stops, we saw a rookie team take the top daily score, and today, Sunday, June 27th HISTORY was made! For the first time ever, an all-female team WON the Great Race! Olivia Gentry and her sister Genna put together an incredible nine-day effort to take home the victory and $50,000! Olivia drove her heart out, while Genna managed the calculations to keep them on target. This exceptional team work was executed behind the wheel of a 1932 Ford five-window coupe, which utilizes a 21-stud Flathead V8, three-speed manual transmission and, of course, whitewall tires from Coker Tire! Emotions were at an all-time high during the finish line presentation, and the crowd erupted when the Gentry girls were announced as the Grand Champions! Their score of 41.31 seconds is astonishing, and the young women took the victory by nearly nine seconds over their mother, Beth Gentry, who placed second with her nephew Jody Knowles. Congratulations to all of the winners in each division. Take a look at the finish line festivities as well as the photos from our Awards Banquet.

Michelin Tire gift certificate winner, Peter LaMountain

Great Race Overall Top 10 Scores (excluding 2021 Grand Champions)

X-Cup Division

Rookie Division Top 5

(Jean Ann Martin accepting 1st place award in place of Tom and Dash Roberts)

Sportsman Division Top 5

Expert Division Top 5 (excluding 2021 Grand Champions)

Grand Champion Division Top 2

Ace Award Winners

2021 Great Race Grand Champions

Richard Fredette Perseverance Award: Richard Stumb

Tom McRae Spirit of the Event Award: Craig Rubright

9 comments about “Olivia and Genna Gentry WIN the 2021 Great Race!”

  • Congratulations too all of the participants! While I was unable to be on the road with you this year, I followed everyday, every posting, every picture. To those that posted on social media, and particularly to the official media staff who. posted to this website, daily results, stories and pictures, a sincere thank you for your first class efforts to tell the Great Race story!
    May Great Race long continue and may new generations help the growth. Finally, Jeff Stumb, you are something special to pull it all together! Cheers!

  • So proud to be included with the Great Race volunteers. Greatracing will always be a very special part of my life.

    Congrats to all the winners and especially to Olivia and Genna Gentry. You definitely made Great Race history and your desire to mentor a x-cup team is very commendable.
    Blessings and a prayer for safe travels home for all,

  • Thank you for some very wonderful pictures of the cars
    The Hudson brought back some memories for my Dad drove nothing but Hudson
    from 1938 to 1954.

  • Congrats to the Gentry girls
    See what selling race magazines can do for you.

    We very much miss the Great Race and the many special memories with Beth, Kate and Zoe.

    Maybe one more in the future

    Jack Hausmann Car #62

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