Eleven teams of two travel from Los Angeles, California to Taipei, Taiwan. One team's position is put in serious jeopardy less than an hour into the race when they lose their passport. The first team to check in at the Pit Stop wins the Express Pass, which they can use at any time during the next eight legs of the race. The last team to complete the first task encounters a Hazard, a task that only they have to complete, further in the leg.
Did You Know?
Several noted TAR spoiler sites said that Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone was going to compete with his wife on TAR19. Malone did not participate, but the general info about a retired professional athlete from Louisiana and his wife was correct: the actual team was retired NFL tight end Marcus Pollard and his wife Amani. See more
At the start of the race, the teams head out in new white Ford Explorers. Twice, an aerial shot of the street shows a white SUV cruising solo down the road. Problem is - the SUV in that aerial shot is NOT a Ford Explorer. With no wraparound side rear windows; it looks more like a BMW. See more