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'Amazing Race' producers looking for Internet connected contestants for new show

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The producers of The Amazing Race are teaming up with Ford to create a new web series called Focus Rally: America. They’ll be in Orlando looking for contestants to enter the cross-country road rally.

Six teams of two digitally savvy people will relying on friends, fans and Internet followers to help them complete varying challenges along their route. Each team will be driving a 2012 Ford Focus for the five week challenge.

The grand prize winner will receive $100,000, but 10 new 2012 Ford Focus vehicles will be given to the people that helped the contestants the most along the way.

The Orlando casting call will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at the Urban Flats at 183 South Orange Ave. Other open casting calls will be held in Boston, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and Denver. You may also apply online at focusrally.com.

But to be considered for the show, you must be 23 to 40 years old, make approximately $30,000 to $100,000 per year, and have a large following on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and YouTube.

Producers also suggest you bring two or three people you want them to consider as your teammate. If you’re outgoing and opinionated, that’s major plus.

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