1988 | Silver State Classic Challenge I (9/25/88)
The Great American Road Race is Born
After several years running the Open Road Race in Mexico growing concerns over racer safety and hospitals prompt Dan Gottlieb, Cliff Jones, Steve Waldman, Roger Ward and others help organize THE Great American Road Race. A hastily arranged, First Annual Silver State Classic Challenge is held outside of Ely, NV. Dan drives his souped up 86 Corvette.R.J. and Big Red stayed home, not expecting the event to be such a huge success.First place goes to Jim Liautaud, Jr. in a Testarossa at 162.58 mph average. Dan places 2nd at 156 mph.