Oil Change Veterans Finish Day Three Strong in Amarillo, Texas

by Lauren Henderson

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Joe Perkins and Larry Read cross the finish line for day three in Read’s 1939 Buick.

Larry Read, Joe Perkins and Scotti Lee know their way around cars. Yesterday in Amarillo, Texas they proved it again as “Blue 92” crossed the finish line and completed day three of The Great Race in position No. 43 out of 109 teams.

The third leg of The Great Race began in Oklahoma City where teams spent the night after finishing day two. They continued to follow historic Route 66 west to Elk City, Oklahoma where they stopped for lunch before heading into the farm country of Texas. Racers report the lonely farm roads offered great rallying conditions but were a challenge.

Read spent the day navigating, Perkins drove and Lee pulled into Amarillo with the parts truck, having already coordinated a place for the team to be able to lift the 1939 Buick and change the fluids.

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Scotti Lee, Joe Perkins and Larry Read (left to right) in Amarillo, Texas after day three on their Great Race adventure.

Today, the team will stop in Tucumcari, New Mexico for lunch before heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico to finish day four. If you can catch The Great Race on their way to the finish line in Santa Monica, California I highly suggest doing so. They’ll also be making stops in Albuquerque and Gallup, New Mexico,  Winslow, Flagstaff, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Twentynine Palms and San Bernadino, California.

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Read’s 1939 Buick cruises down historic Route 66.

The cars are incredible and you may never get a chance to see automotive history this way again. Goodluck and safe travels Team No. 92! Here are some more moments from day three:150622_GR_0300150622_GR_0335150622_GR_0417IMG_4279IMG_4282IMG_4285IMG_4299