For the fifth and sixth times this season on “The Amazing Race,” a “Race” team has won both legs. Team Fun, Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce, scored their second first-place finish on Leg 5 after also taking Leg 3, while Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl came in first on Leg 6. Those follow Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran‘s twin wins on the first two legs, and Colin Guinn and Christie Woods‘ triumph on Leg 4. Yup, a non-“Race” team still hasn’t won a leg and we’re halfway through the season now. Can this “Race” domination continue or will someone break through?
Of course, it makes total sense that the “Race” alums have been doing well, especially in the early goings. This ain’t their first rodeo. But it is kind of hilarious and also perfect that they’ve still had a stranglehold on first place, as if to say, “This is my house!” to the “Survivor” and “Big Brother” teams. This is their peeing around the house to mark their territory.
Plus, it’s not like the non-“Race” teams have sucked. Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo have a trifecta of second-place finishes and now one in third place. And after being saved by a non-elimination leg on Leg 3, Chris Hammons and Bret LaBelle have turned it on and have posted third, second and fourth placements.
But now, the numbers are also against the non-“Race” duos. After Art Velez and JJ Carrell‘s elimination on the first leg, a “Race” team hasn’t been booted since, and there four of them left — and all of them have won a leg. Chris and Bret are the last representatives for “Survivor,” while “Big Brother” lost its first team, Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes on Wednesday, leaving Team Vicole, and Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater in the game.
At this point, it’s totally possible for the “Race” teams run the table of every leg this season, and even more impressive if the final three are all former racers.