News coverage from yesterday includes:
- The Alliance Times Herald (explaining how the Michigan team wound up sleeping in the local Lutheran church)
- KBEAR 92.3 in Broken Bow, NE (with photographs of a Michigan pit stop)
- KCSR 61.0 in Chadron, NE (highlighting the stage 3 and 4 finishes)
- The Scottsbluff Star Herald (highlighting the problem of cloud and Michigan’s morning arrival)
- The Grand Island Independent (highlighting Iowa State, who spent the night in the town – also sleeping in a local church)
- The Sandhills Express (with photos of Berkeley and Principia)
The really exciting contest today will be for 2nd place. By my calculation, Toronto/Blue Sky (77) is ahead of Dunwoody/SER (51), but only by 8 minutes. Principia (32) is 36 minutes behind Dunwoody/SER, so they could still take 2nd place as well. The weather forecast, unfortunately, is for mostly cloudy skies, and possible morning rain. For readers who want to see for themselves, here are weathercams in Scottsbluff, NE and in Hot Springs, SD.
Update: The cloudy weather means that most cars have trailered. Michigan has obviously won the race, but everything else will presumably be decided on trailering penalties. Official results will be posted here.