So here we are: it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to the point.
The Gumball 3000 can be classified as an "extreme" sporting event: covering 3000 miles in a matter of days is certainly not exactly a normal phenomenon. What makes people want to do this? Why purposely deprive ones self of sleep and drive across the country at warp speed?
Simply put: because it's sheer fun. The Gumball 3000 is the ultimate experience to unite car and race enthusiasts from different walks of life to one united goal - surviving! This is an event that willingly asks, nay, charges its participants to put their all into it! Talk about ambition at its finest!
Why, then, are Duane and Gina perfect candidates for the Gumball 3000? Many of the participants are well-off, choosing to drive exotic machines. The ELITE/Geek team is more representative of the do-it-yourself-while-scraping-by-with-spare-change crowd. But more than that, the ELITE/Geek team is made up of two individuals that jointly share a true love for cars, for racing, and for passionately working toward their goals. Their lives reflect a craving for challenge and the strength of will to turn that challenge into results. Through their individual pursuits, Duane and Gina have demonstrated a thirst for knowledge, a dedication to their home and roots, true love of cars and the sport of racing, and a gift for working under pressure and sleep deprivation. (Hey, you can't be a web programmer or an aspiring neuroscientist and NOT be familiar with severe sleep deprivation. But obviously they work well under pressure.) These are not your average young adults.
The Gumball 3000 prides itself on collecting a unique hodge-podge of cars and personalities... the ELITE/Geek team is just the ingredient to add some spice to the mix.