UNIVERSAL FLORIDA – David Prescott, CEO, and Jeff DeWeese, COO, of leading, Albany, NY-based fiber optics solutions company, Integra Optics, have been selected to participate in Season 9, FIREBALL RUN Space Race, which is a Factual Entertainment adventure-travel competition show. Factual television is a genre of non-fiction featuring actual events and people. The 13 episode FIREBALL RUN is a streaming series in America, it is televised internationally and some portions are broadcasted live.
FIREBALL RUN is the story of a legendary 8-day, 2,000 mile life-sized trivia game where America is the game board. 40 driving teams embark upon an epic and emotional road trip; to score and win, they must solve trivia clues which lead them to places and moments they will never forget. All while aiding in a massive campaign called The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children.
In the FIREBALL RUN game driving teams are provided trivia clues scripted around unique points of interest. When solved the answer reveals a location which the teams must travel to. Upon arrival to the destination they accomplish tasks and activities, most of which are once in a lifetime, rare, historic or exclusive experiences. Teams achieve points for successful activity completion. Contestants are competing for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign.
Prescott and DeWeese are representing Monique Santiago, who was abducted on March 29, 1990 from the city of Albany, NY. Throughout the race, Prescott and DeWeese, who are competing as I-Team, will be distributing 1,000 posters in an effort to raise awareness for the missing child. FIREBALL RUN’s media campaign has resulted in the successful recovery of 45 missing children. This will be Integra Optics’ third consecutive year participating in the race, and the company is proud to partake in an outstanding event that raises awareness of missing children.
The highly complex production is filmed in “real time” (i.e. as it happens) over 8 days beginning in Hartford, CT September 26th through October 3rd finishing in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Contestants are not road racing; in fact, their driving speed is monitored in by AmberAlertGPS®. Fans can even follow the GPS signal of their favorite team, in real time, as they traverse along a map at www.fireballrun.com
Other notable Season 9 participants include Shuttle Astronaut, Capt. Jon McBride; India’s first Cosmonaut, Cmdr. Rakesh Sharma; France’s first Astronaut, Major General Jean-Loup Chretien; Brazil’s first Astronaut, Lt Col. Marcos Pontes; Actress Jacqueline Siegel, Queen of Versailles; Ray McClelland, Car Warriors; Retired NFL player, Jody Schulz; America’s Next Top Model, Adrianne Curry; Grant Imahara, Myth Busters.
Notable vehicles range from the Delorean Time Car from Back to the Future II, a Vector M-12, a one of a kind Devon,1978 Rolls Royce, several Ferraris and Lamborghinis, 1976 Chrysler Cordoba, Lincoln Limousine, M925 BMY Harsco military vehicle, 1958 Mercedes 300D, Bentley, Porsche, AMG s63, as well as an assortment of American muscle, modern and vintage vehicles.
(2015) FIREBALL RUN Space Race; Sept 26-Oct 3 Hartford, CT – Florida’s Space Coast. Other destinations include: Queen Anne’s County, MD, Williamsburg, VA, Topsail Beach, NC, Florence, SC, Liberty County, GA, and Sanford, FL.
Series supporters include; Florida’s Space Coast Tourism, Alfred-State University, Solo Cup, AlertGPS, Clearchannel, O’Donnell Corporation, Starr Hill Vineyards, Busch Gardens, Yankee Candle, Honda, VehicleWraps1.com, Avery Dennison, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and LuxuryLifestyle.com.
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About Integra Optics
Integra Optics is the nation’s fastest-growing fiber optics solutions provider and the #2 fastest-growing company in New York State’s Capital Region, according to the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Integra Optics has earned national recognition for its industry standard optical transceivers that are compatible with virtually all network platforms. Its deep portfolio of high-performance optical equipment also includes passives, fiber jumpers, and testing equipment. Integra Optics was voted a 2015 Top Workplace in the Albany-based Times Union newspaper, and is also the home for Toys-for-Tots in the Capital Region. Check out their website at IntegraOptics.com.