FIREBALL RUN: American Heroes

FIREBALL RUN: American Heroes

Sept 24 - Oct 2 Henderson, NV - Galena, IL
Gallup, NM, Lubbock, TX, Dodge City, KS, Heartland Park Raceway, KS, Lamborghini STL, MO

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's absolutely crazy! Those wacky Fireballers are back. The bumper to bumper action kicks off in Henderson Nevada and finishes big in Galena Illinois. Sparks fly right from the go as a fight breaks out between teams, alliances sour, and a massive interstate closure has everyone making a mad dash to the finish. Episode features locations in; Williams, AZ., Gallup, NM., Lubbock, TX., Dodge City, KS., Topeka, KS., and Oak Brook, IL.

Featured Destinations

Henderson NV

Henderson NV

Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. It is the second largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 257,729. It occupies the southeast end of the valley, at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet. In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Henderson as America's second safest city. Analysts attribute this to Henderson being an affluent city, with a high median income and amenities catering to local residents. This limits movement throughout the area and to nearby Las Vegas. Henderson has also been named as "One of the Best Cities to Live in America" by Bloomberg Businessweek. The township of Henderson first emerged in the 1940s during World War II with the building of the Basic Magnesium Plant. Henderson quickly became a main supplier of magnesium in the United States. The plant supplied the US War Department with magnesium for incendiary munition casings and airplane engines, frames, and other parts.

Williams AZ

Williams AZ

Williams is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, west of Flagstaff. Its population was 3,023 at the 2010 census. It lies on the route of Historic Route 66, Interstate 40, and the Southwest Chief Amtrak train route. It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village. There are numerous inns, motels, restaurants and gas stations that cater to the large influx of tourists rather than local residents, especially during the summer and holiday seasons. Williams is named after William "Old Bill" Williams, a mountain man and trader who often trapped in the area. Williams was the last town to have its section of Route 66 bypassed, due to lawsuits that kept the last section of Interstate 40 in Arizona from being built around the town. After settlements called for the state to build three Williams exits, the suits were dropped and I-40 was completed. On October 13, 1984, Interstate 40 was opened around the town and newspapers the next day reported the essential end of US 66. The following year, Route 66 was decommissioned.

Lubbock TX

Lubbock TX

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and is home to three universities: Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. According to a 2012 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 236,065, making it the 84th most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th most populous city in the state of Texas.The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which had an estimated 2012 population of 297,669. The county of Lubbock was founded in 1876, named after Thomas Saltus Lubbock, former Texas Ranger and brother of Francis R. Lubbock, governor of Texas during the Civil War. As early as 1884, a federal post office named Lubbock existed in Yellow House Canyon. However, the town of Lubbock was not founded until 1890, when it was formed from a unique merger arrangement between two smaller towns, "Old Lubbock" and Monterey.

Dodge City KS

Dodge City KS

Dodge City is a city in, and the county seat of, Ford County, Kansas, United States. Named after nearby Fort Dodge, the city is famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,340. Dodge City was founded in 1872, just five miles west of Fort Dodge on the edge of the military reservation. It quickly became a trade center for travelers and buffalo hunters. The same year, the railroad reached Dodge City, assuring its continued existence and making it a major shipping point. An estimated 850,000 buffalo hides were shipped from Dodge City in the years 1872-1874. Through the years Dodge has had many titles: Buffalo Capital of the World, Cowboy Capital, Queen of the Cowtowns, Wickedest Little City in America, Beautiful Bibulous Babylon of the Frontier and others. Dodge City was the buffalo capital for five years until mass slaughter destroyed the huge herds and left the prairie littered with decaying carcasses.

Heartland Park KS

Heartland Park KS

Occasionally FIREBALL RUN is entirely reserved by brands. 2010 Day 6 was hosted by Heartland Park & Ed Bozarth Chevrolet. Lamborghini Legend, Valentino Balboni was the events special guest star. Competitors included FIREBALL RUN's first serving term US Mayor entry, Starting Line City Mayor Andy Hafen. 2010 FIREBALL RUN was a major part of the tracks revival promotions. Heartland Park in Kansas is a world-class multi-purpose motorsports facility. When it opened in 1989, it was the first brand-new auto racing facility to be built in the United States for 20 years. Its facilities include a road-race course with 4 possible configurations (ranging from 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to 2.5 miles (4.0 km) in length), a mile clay oval, off-road course and a ¼ mile drag strip. In 2003, it was bought by Raymond Irwin, who has instituted a program of major renovations to the facility. 2010 also marked the final year FIREBALL RUN incorporated high speed competition racing; Las Vegas Speedway & Heartland Park Speedway.

Automobili Lamborghini MO

Automobili Lamborghini MO

The foundation of STL Motorsports is a pledge to provide the highest possible standards of flawless detail and a distinction of excellence while representing the finest precision automobiles in the world. St. Louis Motorsports offers the finest exotic collection of new and pre-owned ... We are a franchise new car dealer for Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, Lotus, Bugatti and Rolls Royce motor cars. Contact Us: www.am-stl.com Mailing Address: One Arnage Blvd. St. Louis, Mo 63005 Phone Numbers: P. 636-449-0000 F. 636-449-0310

Galena IL

Galena IL

Galena is the county seat and largest city of Jo Daviess County, Illinois in the United States, with a population of 3,429 in 2010.The city is a popular tourist destination known for its history, historical architecture, and ski and golf resorts. Galena was the residence of Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals, as well as several entertainers and politicians. Galena has a rich history that is visible in the city's architecture. Originally inhabited by Sac and Fox Native Americans,by the late 17th century, the French began to settle in the area. In the early 19th century, American settlers began to arrive. Following a sharp decline in the demand for lead (which had been the city's chief income source during the early 19th century), Galena's population dropped from 14,000 in the mid-19th century, to 3,396 in the early 21st century. Once one of the most important cities in the state, Galena was a hub on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and St. Paul. Due to erosion, the Galena River is now inaccessible to steamboats. Galena received national attention in the 1860s as home of General Ulysses S. Grant.