Bullrun Host Bill Goldberg
If you are a fan of these less than spectacular “flag girls”, reality-based TV, or the Speed Channel, you’ve no doubt at least heard of Bullrun. Just in case you missed the finale last night though, Team Shelby and their 2007 Shelby GT500 Supersnake took home the top prize.
2007 Shelby GT500 Supersnake
What began with 12 teams and an eclectic mix of vehicles was paired down to only three over 3,000 miles of time trials and challenges. The range of which spanned from reasonable (negotiating obstacles and engaging in controlled spins) to the asinine (the drive by shooting “assault” challenge comes to mind). Because of the limits of the show and the law, horsepower and speed were not the only factors that played in each team’s success, though you would never know it with the Shelby and Corvette ending up in the final 3. Joining them in the final episode was a Chevy Avalanche, which benefited from higher ground clearance on several challenges and at times brute aggression, both from vehicle and driver. Perhaps the biggest asset throughout the season was the ability to read a map and simply not getting lost between checkpoints. (How else can you explain that a 1967 VW Bus lasted so long in the competition?) In the final challenge, the teams were released from the back of a moving truck, then were required to spin around and get back on it as quickly as possible. Team Shelby’s willingness to toss around an expensive vehicle at the drop of a hat throughout the contribution paid off with the quickest time.