Lubbock is a pit stop in the Fireball Run Transcontinental Rally - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Lubbock is a pit stop in the Fireball Run Transcontinental Rally

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin and J "JJ" Sanchez, organizer of the Fireball Run, will announce Friday that Lubbock is the eighth destination stop in its Race to Recover America's Missing Children.

This is a national awareness campaign for Child Rescue Network.

Teams will "finish line" in late September 2010 in Lubbock. Dates and times are still being finalized. The race will be welcomed to Lubbock in September 2010 by Mayor Martin, along with other community leaders, waving the green flag as teams will "Start" from downtown Lubbock on their way north towards Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Fireball Run is one of the largest annual transcontinental motoring events in the country, named in honor of late NASCAR legend, Glenn "Fireball" Roberts.

Fireball Run teams are on a mission: Recover America's Missing Children. Each team is assigned a missing child. The child's image and stats are affixed to the vehicle, creating a "rolling milk carton." Everywhere teams stop, they ask, "Have you seen this child?" and leave a poster behind. The Race to Recover America's Missing Children is the longest active recovery effort for missing or abducted children in history.

The invitational has attracted teams from around the world to play the 3,500-mile, nine-day adventure game. Notable entries include exotic vehicles, rare famous cars from Hollywood films like Back to the Future, a million dollar Bugatti, and several famous persons.

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