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)
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!”
So very pleased for the Gentry girls,gives me hope for the future generations.
Way to go Gentry girls! Look for you again next year!
Congratulations to all the participants! Looked like everyone had a blast!
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!
Congrats to all who finished. You Gentry ladies are the bomb!
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
Congratulations Gentry Ladies! It’s been a long way since the first programs you sold!