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Heading north this morning, the Hemmings Challenge wound its way along the Ohio River valley through Owensboro, Kentucky, and across the river into Tell City, Indiana, for lunch. Temperatures started out a little cooler than the previous three days but quickly rose into the 90s. An enthusiastic crowd greeted racers with checkered flags in hand and cheerleaders along the city’s streets.
Today was a day when the Sportsman’s class showed that they can contend with the Championship teams, the 1931 Ford Roadster piloted by Mitchell and Mitchell was the closest to perfect time for this day, with two aces and a total score of 4.86 seconds off perfect for the day.
The 1932 Ford Roadster team of Graf and Holmquist scored two aces for the day and finished second while the Sportsman’s class overall leaders of Caldwell and Caldwell in their 1931 Awesome Auburn Speedster finished third with two aces as well. The Hemmings Speedster performed well throughout the morning; however, we decided to withdraw from competition during the lunch stop because of an emergency back at home.
Friday is the last day of the rally, and no mulligans are allowed on the final day, so teams have to be on the top of their game to remain in contention for the top finishes and bragging rights until next year’s rally