Day 4 (June 21) on the 2016 Great Race will take participants from the Nevada Gold Country, across the Salt Flats of Utah and into the great state of Wyoming with the evening promotion at the Evanston Machine Shop at the restored Union Pacific Railroad Roundhouse. Evanston is the smallest overnight stop on the Great Race this year with a population of about 13,000. But what they lack in size they make up for in enthusiasm. The local committee is going all out to make it a fantastic stop for the racers, including having a charity car wash for those who want to have the salt cleaned from their automobiles. The lunch stop between Elko, Nevada and Evanston will be on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and cars who venture onto the world-famous racetrack are sure to collect some salt on wheels and fenders.
Evanston is a railroad town, and they have spent millions restoring the Roundhouse into one of the finest meeting places in that part of the country. The evening meal will be in the adjacent restored Machine Shop. For train enthusiasts will enjoy riding the working turntable which used to enable locomotives to engine the Roundhouse bays for work.
The Best Western in Evanston is the host hotel and is widely proclaimed to have the best pillows around, and you will see the billboards all over Utah and Wyoming stating so. The following morning the racers will continue heading east across southern Wyoming with a lunch stop in Rawlins and then across the Snowy Range Mountains into Cheyenne.