Amazing Race takes teams on Gaston County tour

Solving clues and overcoming challenges

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The top three finishing teams in the MACC Amazing Race Challenge were (from left): the Who's The Boss Team of Brad Thomas and Lauren Taylor from Creative Solutions Special Events; the Fighting Iris team of Brad and Rachael Wruble from Belmont Eye; and the Crusaders team of Landon Isaacs and Jamie Mayberry from Belmont Abbey College. 

Creative Solutions Special Events team takes first place 

Racing to solve clues and overcome mental and physical challenges in seven Gaston County cities, 2018 MACC Amazing Race Challenge teams competed for bragging rights and cash prizes on Oct. 25, 2018. 

It was the second year for the event coordinated by the Montcross Area Chamber and sponsored this year by McKenney Chevrolet, along with Choice USA Beverage, Wilbert Plastic Services, Pinnix Inc. General Contractors 12 more local businesses. 

The race started in Stanley, where teams competed in challenges and struggled to solve clues to learn the locations of additional challenges in Belmont, Cramerton, Gastonia, Lowell, McAdenville and Mount Holly. 

After mastering the challenges and overcoming roadblocks and detours along the way, they finally reached the finish line at McKenney Chevrolet in Lowell, where an awards ceremony and Network After Work reception  followed the event. 

The top three teams and racers were: 

  1. Who’s The Boss, representing Creative Solutions Special Events, with racers Brad Thomas and Lauren Taylor.
  2. Fighting Iris, representing Belmont Eye, with racers Brad and Rachael Wruble.
  3. Crusaders, representing Belmont Abbey College, with racers Landon Isaacs and Jamie Mayberry. 

Please see the list of sponsors and teams here and join the Chamber in thanking all of the participants and dozens of volunteers who made the Amazing Race possible.


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