FD team to use Super Crewzer in Fireball Run

FD team to use Super Crewzer in Fireball Run Main Photo

25 Sep 2017


Hans Madsen

Those who come to downtown Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon to welcome the participants in the Fireball Run Adventurally race shouldn’t have any trouble picking out the vehicle the Fort Dodge team is in.

It’s huge.

Matt Johnson, general manager of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota, and Matt Bemrich, Fort Dodge mayor, will be driving the behemoth from the race’s start in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the finish line in Rapid City, South Dakota.

“It’s a Ford F650 Super Crewzer,” Johnson said. “It’s a custom build.”

Some of the other vehicles might be able to fit under their rig. It takes a 6-foot step ladder to get into the truck bed and it weighs more than 10,000 pounds.

per Crewzer in Fireball Run

 
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
 
Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich, at right, along with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota general manager Matt Johnson, at left, stand on the tailgate of the custom Ford F650 truck they'll be driving in the Fireball Run event this week. The teams will arrive in Fort Dodge Wednesday.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich, at right, along with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota general manager Matt Johnson, at left, stand on the tailgate of the custom Ford F650 truck they'll be driving in the Fireball Run event this week. The teams will arrive in Fort Dodge Wednesday.

Those who come to downtown Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon to welcome the participants in the Fireball Run Adventurally race shouldn’t have any trouble picking out the vehicle the Fort Dodge team is in.

It’s huge.

Matt Johnson, general manager of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota, and Matt Bemrich, Fort Dodge mayor, will be driving the behemoth from the race’s start in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the finish line in Rapid City, South Dakota.

“It’s a Ford F650 Super Crewzer,” Johnson said. “It’s a custom build.”

Some of the other vehicles might be able to fit under their rig. It takes a 6-foot step ladder to get into the truck bed and it weighs more than 10,000 pounds.

 
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
 
Fort Dodge Ford Toyota general manager Matt Johnson, at left, along with Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich, look over the custom Fort F650 truck they'll be driving this week in the Fireball Run. They estimate the truck weighs over 10,000 pounds.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Fort Dodge Ford Toyota general manager Matt Johnson, at left, along with Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich, look over the custom Fort F650 truck they'll be driving this week in the Fireball Run. They estimate the truck weighs over 10,000 pounds.

“The other teams have everything from a Ferrari to hybrids,” Johnson said. “This is way the biggest pickup truck ever.”

During their run, and at stops along the way which include Fort Dodge, crews will be filming the action for the television show Fireball Run. At each stop, the team is given a set of trivia clues that will lead them to a location in that city. Once they locate the site, they are presented with a unique task or challenge to perform. About 40 teams make up the race.

While the end result is a season of the TV show, there is a much more serious purpose pursued during the trek.

Helping to find missing and exploited children.

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