Liberty County is about to get caught up in the Space Race.
J. Sanchez, executive producer of an online adventure travel reality series called “Fireball Run,” visited Hinesville City Hall and took part in a news conference Thursday afternoon with city and county officials.
He said he hopes teams from Liberty County will take part in the ninth season of the series, called “Space Race” and featuring four teams, each headed by an astronaut. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said he would like to participate. Teams consist of “key influencers,” such as business owners, executives, industry celebrities, elected officials and, of course, astronauts.
The teams take part in a contest that stops in eight destinations in eight days. Similar to the board game Trivial Pursuit, driving teams are given clues scripted around brands or points of interest around the destinations. On arrival at the place, the team must accomplish a task, which a fact sheet supplied by the series describes as “once in a lifetime, rare or exclusive experiences.”
The show will be filmed from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3. It will start in Hartford, Connecticut, and stop in several places, including Liberty County, before ending in Cocoa Beach, Florida — eight places in all.
Look for the full story later on coastalcourier.com and in Sunday’s Coastal Courier.