Heading into Day 8, the Championship Run of the 2019 Great Race, we thought the scenery from yesterday would be hard to beat. Our trip on the historic U.S. 30 on Friday was breathtaking and memorable. Even though the switchback curves and high elevation/grade made it tough to maintain speed, we all made it into Washington. Crossing the Columbia River into Washington on Highway 14 brought even more amazing photo opportunities and scenic views. We ended the night in Vancouver, Washington. On Saturday, our last full day of rallying, we made a quick pitstop back in Oregon, in the town of Astoria. Astoria is the home of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We wish we had more time to enjoy it, but we had to press on to our lunch stop in Longview, Washington. It’s hard to believe that the rally is almost finished. Even though we are looking forward to crossing the finish line tomorrow, we know it will be bittersweet to say adieu to all our friends. It’s an unusual type of bond that forms between the Great Racers, the camaraderie is truly special. It’s not uncommon to see experienced racers sharing tips and information with younger or less experienced teams. And while most of the racers on the Spirit of Stahls’ teams are family members, we feel like Josh Hull, Brad Phillips and Marty Smith are also part of our extended family. We are also grateful to all our friends back home that have been following along and sending words of support through texts and social media. And to the family members who flew or drove out to join us and cheer us on these past few days. Your support and enthusiasm means so much. More photos from today and Sunday coming soon. If you are interested in seeing the latest scores and standings, you can visit the Great Race Website.