Great Racers to Fuel Up at Joplin 44 Petro on June 21st
The Hemmings Motor News Great Racers will be stopping at Joplin 44 Petro, Joplin, Missouri to get their fill; FOR FREE! Together with CAT Scale Company, Joplin 44 Petro will be providing complimentary fuel to race vehicles that are competing in this cross-country timed road rally. Joplin 44 hosted racers previously in June 2015.
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race is a unique event featuring race vehicles from 1916-1974 that all run with original equipment or replacement parts of the same era. These antiques must be in top condition to weather the trek across the country with more than 80 hours of driving for the driver and navigator team. These vehicles are on the road 8-10 hours a day without tachometers, cruise controls or even odometers, and must pass through 4-7 checkpoints per day.
The race is a cross-country event that lasts one week and covers thousands of miles. This year racers are making their way across the country from their starting point in San Antonio, Texas on June 19th and ending nine days later in Greenville, South Carolina. All racers are competing for a total purse of $158,750 in prize money.
The race is free to spectators of all ages, who are encouraged to come out and view these magnificent machines, at Joplin 44 Petro, I-44 & Hwy 43, Exit 4, Joplin, Missouri. Racers will be fueling from approximately 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm on June 21st before they head downtown Joplin for the evening.