This is the second of three parts recalling Connersville’s participation in The History Channel Great Race from Boston to Sacramento in 2000. Not only did a team from here win its division in the race but the city also hosted drivers and teams on June 7, 2000.

Unfortunately I did not take daily notes during the two weeks of racing across the country, so I will concentrate on key points, primarily from three days of racing.

Mike Sparks is a retired instructor at the Whitewater Career Center, a proud resident of Connersville/Fayette County. He chaired the 2013 Connersville Bicentennial and, with his wife Jenny, served as co-chair of the 2019 Fayette County Bicentennial.