Almost two hundred primed performance cars hightailed it out of Central Park, New York and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida in tandem on 29th July. Travelling two very different routes along America’s eastern seaboard, the train of elite vehicles made a stylish addition to the flamboyant city of Las Vegas before going all out at a high-speed track day at Willow Springs raceway. A more sedate final leg saw the road-weary competitors head en-masse to Los Angeles for a final night party and the prize-giving ceremony.
Beating off competition from a bevy of international entrants and hundreds of domestic drivers with varying levels of professional driving experience, car number 13, successfully piloted by Steve Games and Don Conley (San Diego) was deemed the overall winner and the first ever recipient of the Great American Run title with an average speed of 60.991 mph. The pair were presented with an exclusive 600 BHP Saleen ‘Bad Boy’ Ultimate Mustang custom designed by Cannonball World Events CEO Tim ‘Maverick’
“Steve and Don are worthy winners of the first ever Great American Run,” said event organiser, Tim ‘Maverick’
Games and Conley pipped runner up Des Sellmeijer and Hece Kestila’s GTSpirit.com Corvette by just 0.06 of a second. Rounding out the podium was the BMW trio of Dana Bonik, John Betchell and Chris Cruise. Molly Saleen, daughter of car manufacturer Steve Saleen was granted the accolade of fastest driver in her un-missable candy coloured Molly-Pop Mustang.
Preparations are already underway for next year’s event, a two start single route road rally with a prize fund set to rise to a cool $1 million bounty if all competition births are filled. Before the July 20th start, a winter challenge will be held in February taking in Los Angeles – Lake Tahoe for a seven-day ski-themed adventure.
To be in the driving seat on the 2008 rally, visit http://www.thegreatamericanrun.com and reserve your entry for an unforgettable journey.
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