Since 2007, the Fireball Run set the stage for the most exciting Adventurally in America, providing a gripping eight-day, 2,000-mile, life-size trivia game, where America serves as the game board. Part live event, part streamed, and part of a 25 episode series, the Fireball Run is authentic and real, with 40 celebrity and aspirational driving teams competing for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign - all while raising awareness for missing children.
Driving a 2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Team IHRA has been assigned and will raise awareness for local missing child, Cameron Parmer. Cameron Parmer, now 16 years old, has been missing since October 29, 2013. Team IHRA participant Aidy Alonzo hopes to raise media attention that could inspire someone to come forward with new leads for police.
"We are honored and privileged to be participating in this campaign to locate Cameron Parmer and help bring him home to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida," noted Aidy Alonzo, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the parent company of Team IHRA and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA).
Team IHRA and IHRA Motorsports are also proud to support a second team on the Fireball Run Adventurally - the Jet Jockeys. Elaine Larsen and Marisha Falk, both jet dragster competitors in the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series, will be driving a 2014 Corvette Stingray in the Fireball Run.
To move about the country and score, teams solve clues and accomplish tasks based on area, points of interest, history and culture. Although a living trivia game, there is nothing trivial about Fireball Run’s message or results. Every team is assigned a missing child from their home of origin and tasked with distributing posters; the effort annually distributes more than 65,000 posters across America and has aided in 43 recoveries since 2007. Child Rescue Network serves as the show's official charity.
The event is streamed live. Supporters and fans can track Team IHRA's location via live GPS by AmberAlertGPS at www.fireballrun.com/live. All seasons and episodes are available online at www.fireballrun.com.
Team IHRA's Sponsors include: IHRA Motorsports, IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series, IHRA's Sonic Rush Tour, Palm Beach International Raceway, Palm Beach Driving Club, Memphis International Raceway, Southwestern International Raceway, IRG Sports + Entertainment, Landmark Apartment Trust and Dezer Properties.
Other notable Season 8 participants include Shuttle Astronaut, Jon McBride; Pro Rodeo Champion, Kelly Kaminski; Miss Rodeo America 2008 / RFD TV Host, Amy Wilson; 10 time WPRA World Champion Roper, Jackie Crawford; Ohio State Representative Marlene Anielski; Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch; Frisco, Texas Mayor Maher Maso; Lake Placid, New York Councilman, David Jones; Frisco, Texas Councilman, John Keating; Honorable Debe Terharl; Alfred-State University Dean, Craig Clark; noted Author, Theresa Flores; renowned Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. David Vanhooser; Orlando Film Festival Executive Director, Dan Springen; CNBC Car Chasers Jeff Allen; Stunt Director Artie Malesci.
Participant vehicles range from the DeLorean Time Car from Back to the Future, the Rally Fighter from Transformers: Age of Extinction,1978 Rolls Royce, Aston Martin DBS, Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari 458 Italia, 1972 Ford Ranchero, 1976 Chrysler Cordoba, Hennessey Camaro, and representation from Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Dodge, Hyundai, Land Rover and Honda.
2014 Fireball Run: America's Frontier begins September 26 and runs until October 4, 2014, from Frisco, Texas to Independence, Mo. Other destinations include: Camden, Ark.; Ardmore, Okla.; Enid, Okla.; Bentonville, Ark.; Pulaski County, Mo.; and Sedalia, Mo.