Great Race 2021 Day 8 Recap -- Beckley, WV to Mooresville, NC
June 27, 2021
Day 8 of the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club featured an INTENSE route full of turns, speed changes and terrain changes. We started our day in the mountains and eventually found ourselves in flat areas East of the Appalachians. Before we exited the twists and turns of the mountains, we made a lunch stop in Galax, Virginia, home of one of the X-Cup teams (Tom Littrell). We entered the Blue Ridge Parkway and made our way down into North Carolina for the afternoon route. It was full of challenges, with a confusing maze that sent the racers looping around country roads, essentially chasing each other around until it was time for the evening stop. Mooresville, North Carolina offered us one of the best evening stops we've ever seen--thousands upon thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Mooresville and cheered as the racing teams pulled in after a hard day. Tomorrow is the final day of competition and the Great Race will crown its newest Grand Champion. Stay tuned to see the results!