August 14, 2009 03:05 PM by Britteny Elrick
On August 26th, ABC will premierethe new automotive competition reality TV show Crash Course. The series, hosted by Orlando Jones and Dan Cortese,will feature challenging driving courses that haven’t been seen before on TV. Couple’s will put their driving skills and their relationships to the test in order to make it across the finish line. Keep reading for more details on what you can expect…
According to the ABC press release,contestants will be everyday people from all walks of life who have a pre-existing relationship. Each week, five teams of two will compete against each other and be eliminated one by one as they battle through various challenges before facing the final “Crash Course” at the end of each episode — the ultimate gravity and logic defying driving test — for a chance to win the ultimate prize of $50,000.
This week’s five teams competing on the Crash Course include:
Single Moms: Fashion models Laurie Carrasco, 42, from Anaheim, CA, and Gina Nalamlieng, 36, from Los Angeles, met on a runway 10 years ago, and people often confuse them for sisters.
Best Friends: Pharmaceutical drug salesmen Nilson Goes, 27, from Belem, Brazil, and Adrian Larralde, 36, from Santa Barbara, CA, met as competitors, as they were both selling competitive products. Adrian’s a big-wave surfer who has broken both arms, a leg and his skull.
Married: Husband and wife Ralph Bryant, 50, from East Pointe, MI, and Jennifer Bryant, 36, from Ortonville, MI, work together as a financial advisor and an assistant. While Ralph’s the boss at work, Jennifer appears to be the bossy one. He loves his sports car, and she loves to sew and garden.
Siblings: From Stockbridge, MI, Chris Schoenberg, 23, was in the Air Force and likes to ride his motorcycle “Top Gun”-style. His sister, Sunni Schoenberg, 19, works at a tanning salon and claims that her brother treated her like a wrestling opponent while they were growing up.
Roommates: Ty Snow, 33, from Glendale, CA, and Sarah Barker, 25, from Los Angeles, are friends who live together. They claim it’s especially difficult because they’re always in competition. Ty says that Sarah’s a control freak, and Sarah claims she’s the better driver.
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