MANILA GORILLAS ARE BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS!
The Manila Gorillas took home the Depot Cup for the 2nd year in a row. It was a tight race with Manila Gorillas and Security State Bank Big Bucks trading places for the first half of the race before the Gorillas pulled away in the last 6 legs. The top 3 finishers were:
2nd-Security State Bank Big Bucks
3rd-Impact Bank Dashing Dukes
Jack Potucek - RACEMASTER
Photo Credit Steve Sturgis
SAVE THE DATE:
THE GREAT RACE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JULY 29TH, 2023
TEAMS MUST BE REGISTERED BY JULY 7TH, 2023
South Woods Park
Lynn Burgess Drive
The Great Race in
Wellington, Kansas is held
the last Saturday in July
The Great Race History
The race started and ended at the Depot from 1977 to 1982. Sadly the Depot burned down July 26, 1982.
1983-1986 races started and ended at the Depot site, party following at the Elk's Club
There were no races run from 1987 until 2001 when the Chamber of Commerce requested
Jack Potucek to revive the Great Race Relay!
The race course started in "Woods Park" (Harvey Street) in 2001
The race course moved to "South Park" in 2002
The race course was "tweeked" a couple of times until 2007
The race course has remained the same from 2008 to present
The race was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19
JacK Potucek has been the Racemaster every year
Black Oak Striders and the Greeno Flameouts have been in every race but 1
Teams from Oxford, Derby, Wichita, South Haven, Caldwell, Potwin, Hunnewell, Winfield, Mayfield & Wellington, KS
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