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Mallory Ervin (replacing William “Bopper” Minton) and Mark Jackson

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*Due to Medical Reasons, Bopper was unable to start the Race and Mallory took his place.
 
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Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Previous Seasons: Season 20
Current occupation: Unemployed
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn’t take the time to read the clue correctly.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Going through Africa and taking the plane ride over an active volcano.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Africa
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win some money so I can relocate my family to a clean and healthier place to live because my daughter is sick.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I’m just a little older and a little wiser but I’m still the same.
What are you passionate about? My family is my biggest passion; the love that I have for my family and taking care of my father.
People would be surprised to learn: I would give a total stranger the shirt off my back.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Getting along better between the both of us and focusing better than the first time.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He thinks that he knows it all and will not listen and reason with me.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I’d love to go back to Africa because I would love to have a chance to really experience the culture.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To better the life of my family and draw a little bit of attention to Clay County, the third poorest county in the nation.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Definitely staying more focused and really paying attention to the clues, word for word.  

Name: Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Previous Seasons: Season 20
Current occupation: Unemployed
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Navigating
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Riding the train through the Swiss Alps.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Africa
Why do you want to run the Race again? Win one million dollars.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven’t, just got a little older.
What are you passionate about? Helping people, making sure kids have a future and making a difference.
People would be surprised to learn: Everyone already knows everything about me.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communicating
Pet peeve about your teammate: He’s hard headed.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I’d like to visit Australia because I’m an outdoors guy and would love to see kangaroos.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Getting my county recognized since we need all the help we can get.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Learn how to navigate.

Watch their cast video here!

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Name: Mallory Ervin
Age: 28
Hometown: Morganfield, Kentucky/currently living in Nashville, Tennessee
Previous Seasons: Season 17 and Season 18:Unfinished Business
Current Occupation: Business Owner/Television Host/Public Speaker/Entrepreneur
Describe what you do: I have 3 brand new ventures I am about to launch. I can’t wait for you all to see! I’m still hosting a couple television shows and speaking regularly.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: I can’t even see a mistake in our first seasons. In the end we lost in a bad taxi..so I guess getting in that taxi? Yes.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Sleeping on the ground in India, with my dad, between the cowboys and the globetrotters..a moment I never would have expected to be in, but one of the best for sure. They’re still two of our all-time best race friends and real friends to this day.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: I liked Zermatt, Switzerland and India on the next one.
Why do you want to run the Race again? I know I will win it one way or another. And as I am in the beginning of a lot of really exciting ventures, I would love to have the prize.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? My first two seasons I had just come off of Miss Kentucky and Miss America, they were kind of my identity then. After finishing my reign and then doing two seasons of race back to back at first I didn’t know how I could ‘top’ that. That’s when I really changed my mind and started a whole new journey full of real life adventures.
What are you passionate about? My Family, My Faith, My Hometown, meeting sweet loyal fans, Food(sorry Mom) but for real, speaking to Children, building new businesses, travel(still), and singing…oh, and dancing.
People would be surprised to learn: That I was Valedictorian, that I’ve never tried a food I didn’t like, that I grew up on a farm with 24 first cousins(I was the oldest).
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: If it were my dad I would never fear a thing…ever. He taught me that and he set an example for me that nothing was ever about the money. When you focus on that you lose a lot. My new teammate I will face a lot of challenges. It will be mostly challenges. We don’t know each other that well. I don’t know how he races or if our styles match, so the challenge will be learning that as we race.
Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad, that his back is hurt and he can’t run this race with me right now. My new partner...I could say a lot, but I guess the main thing is that he’s not really the person I expected him to be from watching his first season. But I wish him the best.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Rome: Pope Francis…Greece: I’ve still never been.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to prove that I can do a lot of great things on my own, that I can set a good example again, and that I can help someone else win a million dollars.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I may have to play all the roles since I don’t really know what my partner does. I need to learn how to navigate for sure, and I need to learn to level myself out when I get too excited. My dad used to do that for me, but if he’s not with me I have to make these changes in order to stay in the race. Oh and always pack lighter.



*Due to Medical Reasons, Bopper was unable to start the Race and Mallory took his place.

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Kinda wonder how Mallory and Mark are going to mesh.

No need to waste anymore time wondering. They have freed your mind.

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Guest 6Borders

Bummer, I really like Bopper...they were prob one of my all time favorite teams.

Too bad Mark had to be teamed up with a dipstick!

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