Drivers: Astronaut Pontes & Chance
MEET THE FIREBALLERS.
Lt. Colonel Marcos Cesar Pontes & Chance: Col Pontes, national idol and retired Brazilian Air Force pilot. He is the first and only Brazilian & native Portuguese-speaking person to go to space. Pontes served in the Brazilian National Air Force as one of the most experienced jet pilots & aeronautical engineers of his time. Trained by NASA as a Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, he ventured to space via Soyuz TMA-8. Pontes now serves as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Chance is professional motion picture and television stunt performer. Chance has worked along side entertainment industry veterans and can be seen in person in Disney's Lights, Motor, Action! This is his first year participating in the FIREBALL RUN.