America’s favorite real life trivia game is coming through our area. The Fireball Run will start in Frisco, TX on September 26th and end in Independence, MO on October 4th as teams compete for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign. This fun event actually helps find missing children in the country. Each team is assigned a local missing child and they distribute flyers at each stop in the hopes of prompting someone with information to come forward and reunite children with their families.

While the Fireball run lasts for one week, it will be making a stop in Sedalia on October 3rd. Carolyn Crooker is the Executive Director of the Sedalia Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Carolyn Crooker

After the game leaves Sedalia it will travel to Chillicothe. Amy Supple is the Director of the Greater Chillicothe Visitor’s Region.

Amy Supple

One thing that helps make this year’s Fireball Run special is there will be two Sedalia business owners participating. Ron Ditzfield and Rick Yeager will be driving a 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible and have been assigned to raise awareness for Beck Hotsenpiller who has been missing since July 30, 2013. Together the men create the team “Sedalia Trailblazers.”

Sedalia is one of the 8 host destinations this year. Meaning the contestants will stay the night before setting out again the following day. After leaving Sedalia the teams will make their way to Chillicothe for a short while before heading to Independence.

Each city has formed committees to start preparing for the arrival of the Fireball Run contestants and their vehicles. Events are planned in Sedalia and Chillicothe for the days the Fireball Run comes through. There will be plenty of vendor booths and activities for everyone in Sedalia, while in Chillicothe you can expect food, music, shopping and activities for kids.

Other participants in this year’s Fireball Run include Astronaut Jon McBride, Pro Rodeo Champion Kelly Kaminski, renown Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. David Vanhooser and Stunt director Artie Malesci.

Some of the vehicles used include the Delorean Time Car from Back to the Future, the Rally Fighter from Transformers: Age of Extinction, a 1978 Rolls Royce and others.

Press Release Forwarded From Carolyn Crooker, Executive Director for Sedalia Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

UNIVERSAL FLORIDA- Ron Ditzfeld & Rick Yeager, Local Business owners have been selected to participate in Season 8, FIREBALL RUN America’s Frontier, an online reality-filmed entertainment series. Since 2007, FIREBALL RUN has been The Most Epic Adventurally in America®, a gripping 8 day, 2000 mile, life-size trivia game, where America serves as the game board; part live event, part streamed, and part 25 episode series. Unlike reality TV, FIREBALL RUN is authentic and real; 40 celebrity and aspirational driving teams compete for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign. All while raising awareness for missing children.

Driving a 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible, team Sedalia Trailblazers has been assigned and will raise awareness for local missing child, Beck Hotsenpiller. Beck Hotsenpiller, now 3 years old, who has been missing since July 30, 2013. A victim of a non-custodial abduction, Local Participants Ron Ditzfeld and Rick Yeager hope to raise media attention that could inspire someone to come forward with new leads for police. “Rick and I hope there are people out there that will share information to help us return Beck to his home” said Ron Ditzfeld.

To move about the country and score, teams solve clues and accomplish tasks based on area; points-of-interest, history, & culture. Although a living trivia game, there is nothing trivial about FIREBALL RUN’s message or results. Often referred to as “the most fun you will ever have, doing the most important thing you’ve ever done”, every team is assigned a missing child from their home of origin and tasked with distributing posters; the effort annually distributes 65,000 posters across America and has aided in 43 recoveries since 2007. Child Rescue Network serves as the shows official charity.

The event is streamed live. Supporters and fans can track team locations Sedalia Trailblazers via live GPS by AmberAlertGPS at All seasons, all episodes, are all available online at

Other notable Season 8 participants include Shuttle Astronaut, Jon McBride; Pro Rodeo Champion, Kelly Kaminski; Miss Rodeo America 2008 / RFD TV Host, Amy Wilson; 10 time WPRA World Champion Roper, Jackie Crawford; Ohio State Representative Marlene Anielski; Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch; FRISCO, TX. Mayor Maher Maso; Lake Placid NY Councilman, David Jones; Frisco TX Councilman, John Keating; Honorable Debe Terharl; Dragster Drivers, Elaine Larsen & Marisha Falk; Alfred-State University Dean, Craig Clark; noted Author, Theresa Flores; renown Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. David Vanhooser; Orlando Film Festival Executive Director, Dan Springen; CNBC Car Chasers Jeff Allen; Stunt Director Artie Malesci

Participant vehicles range from the Delorean Time Car from Back to the Future, the Rally Fighter from Transformers: Age of Extinction,1978 Rolls Royce, Aston Martin DBS, Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari 458 Italia, 1962 Ford Ranchero, 1976 Chrysler Cordoba, Hennessey Camero, and representation from Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Dodge, Hyundai, Land Rover, and Honda.

2014 FIREBALL RUN America’s Frontier; Sept 26-Oct 4 Frisco TX – Independence, MO
Other destinations include; Camden AR, Ardmore OK, Enid OK, Bentonville AR, Pulaski County MO & Sedalia MO.

Sponsors of the show include; Passport Transport, Florida’s Space Coast Tourism, Alfred-State University, Solo Cup, AmberAlertGPS, O’Donnell Corporation, Starr Hill Vineyards, and