Today marked the second day of the Great Race. Our route took us from Missouri to Oklahoma with a short jaunt through our state of Kansas!
After a solid day yesterday, Austin and Jake decided to take a quick nap during the morning calibration run. Earning Aces takes a lot of out you.
The sprint through Kansas took us by the town of Baxter Springs. We plan on road tripping back to this part of Kansas and route 66 this fall. There was lots of interesting roadside artifacts to see, but no time to look. This is a race after all!
The whole day was solid with no major hiccups and only a few interesting starts due to heavy traffic.
Pulling into Oklahoma City, we were awarded another Ace! Good navigating and driving, along with some luck, gave us our second Ace of the race! Let’s keep it at one or more a day.
To add to the excitement, Austin Hiebert’s family came down from Newton, KS to welcome him and the team! They even put together a care package for each team member to keep us going down the road.
We use every free moment we get to prepare for the next leg, so naturally the last order of business for the night was a laundry run, just like Sunday night in the dorms.
Tomorrow it is off to Texas with Jake driving and Matt navigating.
West bound and down to Amarillo, TX!