The FIREBALL RUN Adventurally
"Welcome to the event that's been called the automotive counterpart to armageddon."
2000 MILES. 40 TEAMS. 8 DESTINATIONS.
Sept 21 - 29 Independence, OH to Bangor, ME
Jamestown, NY, Wellsboro, PA, Watertown, NY, Schenectady, NY, Waterbury, CT, Ogunquit, ME
Just when things went south, they went north. The battle from bragging rights continue in season 6 FIREBALL RUN Northern Exposure. A near solid week of rain makes rally drivers cranky and wet. The game begins in Independence Ohio and lasts 2000 miles to Bangor Maine. Will it be the doctors in a wambulance? the President of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? perhaps the lady race car drivers? the astronaut? You'll root for them all but never guess who wins.
Independence, the “Heart of Cuyahoga County,” is a thriving community located eight miles south of Cleveland and twelve miles east of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The community enjoys easy access to major east-west and north-south interstate highways. Bordered on the east by the Cuyahoga River, Independence is fortunate to have the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, historic Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad accessible within its municipal limits. Independence is a family-oriented small town of 7,100 residents that benefits greatly from its vibrant business districts. The city contains more than 4.5 million square feet of office space where approximately 25,000 people work each day. The robust business community enables Independence to offer its residents and corporate citizens access to top-notch public services, modern municipal facilities, superior infrastructure and quality schools. The city takes great pride in providing excellent services while consistently maintaining the lowest property tax rate of any municipality in Cuyahoga County.
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. The population was 31,146 at the 2010 census. Situated between Lake Erie to the northwest and the Allegheny National Forest to the south, Jamestown is the largest population center in the county. Nearby Chautauqua Lake is a fresh water resource enjoyed by fishermen, boaters and naturalists. Jamestown was once called the "Furniture Capital of the World" where people visited from all over the country to attend furniture expositions at the Furniture Mart, a building that still stands in the city and currently houses offices for a variety of companies.
Known for its gaslight-lined boulevards, Wellsboro is the county seat of Tioga County and is bursting with small-town Americana. Don’t miss the Art Deco style Arcadia Theatre, the porcelain Wellsboro Diner (which has been in the same location since it was assembled in 1939!) and independently-owned shops and restaurants. Stay at the historic Penn Wells Hotel and the newly renovated Penn Wells Lodge, or opt for a bed and breakfast getaway in a historic home. Visit Wellsboro during one of their many events throughout the year, ranging from the PA State Laurel Festival to Dickens of a Christmas and the Endless Mountain Music Festival
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is situated approximately 20 miles (35 km) south of the Thousand Islands, and 70 miles north of Syracuse, NY. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 27,023, an increase of 1.2% since 2000. Named after the many falls located on the Black River, the city developed early in the 19th century as a manufacturing center. From years of generating industrial wealth, in the early 20th century the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. Residents of Watertown built a rich public and private architectural legacy.
Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 66,135. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word skahnéhtati meaning "beyond the pines". The city was founded on the south side of the Mohawk River by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, many from the Albany area. The city is in eastern New York, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany, which is about 19 miles (31 km) southeast
Waterbury (nicknamed "The Brass City") is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is located in New Haven County, Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, Waterbury had a total population of 110,366, making it the 10th largest city in the New York Metropolitan Area, 9th largest city in New England and the 5th largest city in Connecticut Throughout the first half of the 20th century Waterbury had large industrial interests and was the leading center in the United States for the manufacture of brassware as reflected in the nickname the "Brass City"
Ogunquit, which means "beautiful place by the sea" in the indigenous Abenaki language, was first a village within Wells, which was settled in 1641. The first sawmill here was established in 1686, and shipbuilding developed along the tidal Ogunquit River. Local shipwrights built schooners, brigs and dories.
The Greater Bangor region offers a surprising mix of cosmopolitan experiences and old world traditions. The unique spirit of the Greater Bangor Region is evident in its charming shops, delicious dining and world-class performing arts. The opportunity to indulge in culture and nature will beckon you at every turn and is all within the city limits or just a short drive away. The Bangor International Airport makes the region easily accessible by air and our proximity to major roadways makes traveling by motor coach or car simple. Bangor is centrally located in the state and is within a 90-minute drive of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park and the Moosehead Lake Region. Bangor is the third-largest city in the state and the retail, cultural and service center for central, eastern and northern Maine, as well as Atlantic Canada. Be sure to check out Where to Stay, Where to Shop, Where to Eat and What to Do for more information and ideas for visiting the Greater Bangor Region.
Fort Worth - Dallas, TX
Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Rapid City, South Dakota
Could Be You!
Western NY to Amesbury, MA
Could Be You!
Hartford, CT to Florida's Space Coast
#55 "MIB" Jim & Beth
Frisco, TX to Independence, MO
#29 "JJ's Angels" Ariane & Tracy
Longmont, CO to Riverside, CA
#58 "Fat Cows" Corbell & Marcus
Independence, OH to Bangor, ME
#25 "Team Byrd" Grant & Gerald
Melbourne, FL to Mississippi Coast
#99 "NASCAR.com" Paul & Tom
Henderson, NV to Galena, IL
#13 "SkidMarkz" Greg, Ryon, Jim
Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL
Baton Rouge, LA to Grand Rapids, MI
#7 "Harmony" Kevin & Doc Harmony
Orlando, FL to Beverly Hills, CA
Artie Malesci & Jeff Donovan