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The WBKR/Halloween Havoc Road War SOLUTION!!

The Road War Car of Team Hall! Lydia Hall, her mother, aunt and grandma decorated their car and gave the course a valiant go!
The 2011 WBKR/Halloween Havoc Road War is in the books!  Congratulations to our grand prize winners TEAM COLEMAN (Tim Coleman, Robert McKay, and Jeremy Mayfield) who mastered the course (they were just one-tenth of a mile off) and claimed our $1,000.00 purse!  The course, as always, was mind-boggling and frustrating and sent teams through scary twists, turns and challenges!  As usual, some teams dropped out along the way, but the majority plowed through to the finish!  If you competed in the Road War and wanna know which roads you SHOULD have taken, read on!  If you’re curious how the Road War works, you read on too!  And join us in 2012 for another edition of the “scariest road trip in town!” 

 

WBKR/HALLOWEEN HAVOC ROAD WAR LEG #1

WHEN YOU EXIT THE MALL PARKING LOT, YOU MUST TURN RIGHT-  Turn right out of starting line and exit mall right onto Southtown Boulevard (there is a sign that says “All traffic MUST turn right”)

AT THE LIGHT, YOU’LL HAVE MADE THE CORRECT TURN IF YOU PASS RIGHT BY US-  Turn left onto Frederica Street . . . you’ll pass right by US (or US BANK)

RHODA’S DOORMAN IS ALWAYS RIGHT-  Turn right onto Carlton Drive

MAN, I COULD SURE USE A CIGARETTE-  Turn left onto Marlboro

FOLLOW THE KARATE KID-  Turn right onto Salem Drive (follow Chai’s Karate Schools)

AS YOU PROCEED TOWARD THE HOMES ON THE RANGE, DON’T PRESS YOUR LUCK-  Cross JR Miller and head toward Taylor Homes

GO TROLLING ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY-  Turn left onto Veach Road.  ”Trolling” refers to going under the bridge.  You’ll pass the Owensboro Regional Recovery Center to your right. 

KEEP GOING, TIGER! -  Pass the Owensboro Country Club

NO PARKING AND DO NOT TIE A YELLOW RIBBON-  Pass Legion Park and The Oaks

I’VE GOT JUST THE RIGHT TALE FOR YOU-  Turn right onto Canterbury

TURN RIGHT WHERE THE UK WILDCATS WON THE 1996 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP-  Turn right onto Meadowlands

NOW LIFT YOUR LEFT LEG-  Turn left when you see a big yellow fire hydrant at the intersection

GIDDY UP-  Turn left onto Burlew and head toward IronHorse Liquors and Horse Creek Apartments

THE DOMINO EFFECT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IF YOU WANT TO HEAD TOWARD THE TOP OF THE TOWER-  Turn left onto New Hartford Road, pass Domino’s and Lee’s Famous Recipe . . . head toward the Tower Inn

GO RIGHT PAST THRUSTON INTO THE CEMETERY-  At the new Thruston Pizza, veer right onto Cemetery Rd.

NOW, HAUL ASS!-  Take a left on Hall Street

FLY LEFT ON THE WINGS OF A SILVER HAWK-  Take a left at the business Silver Hawk (1644 Hall Street)

YOU REALLY NEED TO HAVE THAT LOOKED AT, RIGHT?-  Turn right into Breckinridge.  The clue refers to the Green River District Health Department

THERE’S A METHOD TO TURNING LEFT-  Just beyond Breckinridge Street United Methodist Church  turn left onto 14th

YOU’LL REALLY BE GETTING AROUND IF YOU HAVE TWO 3-WAYS!-  On 14th, you will pass through two 3-way stops.

DON’T GET TRIPPED UP, BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO BE BOWLED OVER!-  Cross Triplett Street and proceed to the Bowlodrome . . . your first Checkpoint!

At The Bowlodrome teams were greeted with the following poem: 

NOW THAT YOU’VE REACHED YOUR FIRST PIT STOP, THERE’S SOME SERIOUS WORK TO DO.  SPARE ONE TEAM MEMBER WHO’LL HAVE TO STRIKE, TO EARN CLUES TO STOP #2

**One member of each team had to bowl a strike to earn their next set of Road War clues.
 

WBKR/HALLOWEEN HAVOC ROAD WAR LEG #2

WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BOWLODROME, GO RIGHT WITH SUNNY AND JULIA-  Turn right onto Sweeney

FOLLOW THE PITTER-PATTER OF FEET-  Turn right onto Parrish Ave . . . follow Happy Feet (Diabetic Supply business). 

DO NOT TURN UNTIL YOU CAN TAKE A RIGHT HER WAY-  Take a right on Haynes

TURN TO GET ALL THE SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO GET TANKED- When you see the giant tankers in front and on your left . . . turn left and pass Modern Supply

WE ARE BLUFFING WHEN WE SAY WE WANT YOU TO BE LEFT FOR DEAD-  Turn right onto Bluff

DO NOT TURN UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN UNLUCKY TWICE-  Turn left onto 26th (26=Unlucky 13 x 2)

PASS THROUGH THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD-  Pass through Winding Road

DECISION TIME!  DO NOT THINK WITH YOUR HEAD . . . THINK WITH YOUR HEART-  Head toward Heartlands Subdivision

PASS BREE, SUSAN, LYNETTE AND GABBY-  You will pass Wisteria on the right

LEFT THE BUYER BEWARE-  Turn left on Byers Ave

HEY, THAT’S MR. FINN, RIGHT?-  Turn right onto Hwy 54 when you see Hucks!

TEXT THE WORD “HELP” TO 9-2-9-4-9-2-5
YOU’LL GET BACK A MESSAGE FROM US
TELLING YOU WHERE NEXT TO DRIVE!

**The message is a list of serial killers . . . Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, Interstate Killer, Ted Bundy, Zodiac, Yorkshire Ripper, Son of Sam.  This is an acronym for RITZY’S.  Proceed to Ritzy’s on Hwy 54.
 

WBKR/HALLOWEEN HAVOC ROAD WAR LEG #3

Teams are given a WORD SEARCH containing the names of 30 horror films and the name of their next pit stop location (Ole South Barbecue).  Movies hidden:  Alien, Blair Witch Project, Candyman, Carrie, Childs Play, Christine, Creepshow, Cujo, Evil Dead, Final Destination, Freddy Vs. Jason, Fright Night, Halloween, Hellraiser, Hostel, House of Wax, Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Pet Sematary, Poltergeist, Prom Night, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, Salems Lot, Saw, Scream, Seven, Silent Hill, The Exorcist, The Omen.  **Also, the Word Search generator unknowingly put in the movie CHUD and The Fly, so credit for these films was given to for teams who found them.

 

WBKR/HALLOWEEN HAVOC ROAD WAR LEG #4

AS YOU LEAVE THE OLE SOUTH . . . RUN AWAY FROM THE CHEETAHS-  Turn right onto Hwy 54 (the opposite direction from Cheetah Clean)

JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!-  Pass through the intersection with Walgreens on the left and CVS on the right

YOU KNOW YOU WANNA MAKE THE FIRST PASS AT US-  Turn right onto bypass  . . . headed to Hwy 60 East (ensuring you’ve used the “first” entrance ramp)

EXERCISE YOUR NEW RIGHT-  Take the brand new right which leads to the brand new hospital.

HOLY S#@T!  TURN LEFT!-  Turn left at the intersection by the wastewater treatment plant!

WHEN YOU CAN, HEAD TOWARD YOUR FREEDOM-  Turn left onto Hwy 60 East . . . headed toward Freedom Homes

JUST WHEN YOUR VISION STARTS GETTING GRAINY, FLASH YOUR PEARLY WHITES-  Just past Owensboro Grain, turn left onto Pearl

WANNA GO MUDDIN’?-  Turn right onto 3rd street . . . headed toward Mudd’s Furniture

YOU ARE ACHIN’ TO TURN LEFT-  Turn left on Clay Street

HIGH FIVE!-  Turn right onto 5th

NOW, TURN LEFT, STAN-  Turn left on St. Ann

THE NUNS WILL LEAD YOU TO TIM AND WOODY-  St. Ann runs into Brescia . . . wind around to left to Allen Street

TIM AND WOODY WILL LEAD YOU TO THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES-  Turn right onto Allen to 9th Street and take a right

PICK SOME FLOWERS . . . IT’S QUITE POPULAR-  Follow 9th to Flowers Discount Bakery and take a right on Poplar

TURN LEFT AT DEMI’S SIGN-  Left on 7th! (refers to Demi Moore’s thriller The Seventh Sign)

MAKE SURE YOU GET THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION RIGHT- IT’S WHAT LITTLE JACK HORNER HAD ON HIS THUMB?-  Turn right onto Plum

TAKE A LEFT WHEN THIS MAKES SENSE . . . NOR SHALL ANY PERSON BE SUBJECT FOR THE SAME OFFENSE TO BE TWICE PUT IN JEOPARDY OF LIFE OR LIMB-  Turn left onto 5th.  Clue refers to the 5th Amendment

STORM RIGHT WITH STEVE-  Turn right onto Castlen

HABLA ENGLISH . . . THEN SET SAIL WITH COLUMBUS-  Head toward English Park, then turn left on Ohio

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING THEY ARE ON A NO MEAT DIET-  Turn left onto Dublin, heading away from Field Packing

TAKE THE FIRST TWO RIGHTS WITH PRESIDENT ARTHUR-  Take a right on Chesterfield, then another right on Chesterfield (clue refers to former U.S. President Chester A. Arthur)

WAVE AS YOU PASS GALE AND CHARLES-  You’ll pass Gale Street and Charles Medley Distillery

TAKE A QUICK TRIP THROUGH TEXAS-  Pass through Texas Ave

THAT’S J.R., BOBBY AND SUE ELLEN, RIGHT?-  Turn right onto Dallas

NO HABLA FRENCH-  Do not turn on French

YOUR NEXT TURN IS AN OLD AND FAITHFUL ONE-  Turn left onto Yellowstone

DO THE MASHED POTATO-  Turn right on Idaho

BEWARE THE DOG AND CUJO WILL BE LEFT IN THE DUST-  At the house with the Beware of Dog signs, turn left

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE JUST WANDERING AROUND, RIGHT?-  Turn right onto Wandering Lane

POOR BAMBI GOT LEFT-  Turn left on Deer Trail

DEAN AND STEVE REALLY LEFT THEIR MARK-  Turn left on Martin

QUOTH THE ROADWAR:  “NEVERMORE!  NEVERMORE!”-  Turn left on Raven

ARE YOU SUDDENLY FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE TB??-  You will enter Thompson Berry Park

SLITHER AROUND ONCE LIKE A LOT LIZARD-  Do one complete loop around the parking lot

EXIT NOW FROM WHENCE YOU CAME FOR IT’S TIME TO CONTINUE THE ROAD WAR GAME

GO LEFT AGAIN WITH DEAN AND STEVE-  Turn left onto Martin

YOU CAN FLAP YOUR WINGS UP TO 90 TIMES PER SECOND, RIGHT?-  Turn right onto Hummingbird

PAN FOR GOLD-  Take a right onto Goldfinch

TAKE A MOISTURIZING LEFT-  Take a left on Dove

THE NEXT TIME YOU TURN LEFT, YOU’LL BE EXPERIENCING
DÉJÀ VU, RIGHT?-  Your next left will take you back to Martin Way and you’ll cover a section of the course you have already driven

THINK FOR A SECOND-    Turn right onto 2nd Street

HAVE YOU GOT THE TIME TO TURN RIGHT?-  Turn right at Time Warner Cable (on Industrial)

GET BENT-  Turn left onto Bentree

YOU’VE GOT MAIL-  Turn left by the US Postal Service

FOLLOW THAT FORD!-  Get on the Wendell Ford Expressway

I COMMAND YOU TO EXIT-  Take Exit 10 toward Henderson

ADD 6 . . . 6 . . . AND 6-  Take Exit 18 off the Audubon

GO WITH LLOYD, BEAU, AND JEFF-  Turn left and proceed over the bridge (overpass)

RIDE WITH JOSEPH PAST MARY-  Head toward St. Joseph on Hwy 56 past St. Mary Magdalene

YOU’RE ALMOST FINISHED WITH THE 4TH WAR LEG
WE’RE SURE YOU’VE EXPERIENCED SOME AGGRAVATION
CALL 926-WBKR OR THE STATION’S TOLL FREE LINE (800-844-WBKR)
FOR YOUR NEXT PIT STOP DESTINATION

****Message guides you to Diamond Lake Campground and Resort . . . where you must “Hunt” for your next clue.  ‘Hunt’ refers to the Hunt Brothers Pizza Parlor!

 
WBKR/HALLOWEEN HAVOC ROAD WAR LEG #5

DEAD MAN’S CURVES WILL MAKE YOU SWERVE
TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT
USE EXTREME CAUTION ON THIS ROAD WAR LEG
INTO THE DEAD OF NIGHT!

WHEN YOU LEAVE DIAMOND LAKE DON’T GET ALL UP IN OUR GRILL-  Turn left onto Hobbs Road (headed away from O’Bryan’s Bar & Grill)

WHEN YOU SEE MR. KENT, GO HOB KNOBBING-  Do not follow Clark . . . turn left onto Hobbs Road at the Hobbs/Clark intersection

FOR ONCE A TRIANGLE MEANS YOU’RE STRAIGHT-  There is an intersection marked by a triangle in the road.  Do not turn.  Proceed straight ahead.

AT THE NEXT INTERSECTION, MULL IT OVER-  Turn left onto Mulligan.  “Over” refers to the hill you’ll go up and over immediately if you turn left. 

NO PLAYING POSSUM-  Do not take Possum Trot

YOU LIKELY WON’T REALIZE THIS . . . BUT YOU’LL BE DRIVING BRIEFLY ON SHIRLEY’S TERMS-  The course takes you into McLean County briefly . . . but it’s unmarked.

NOW, LIBERTY AND JESUS FOR ALL-  Take a left on Mt. Liberty Church Road

YOU WILL KNOW YOU’RE ON COURSE IF YOU START TO FEEL LIKE A CHICKEN-  You will begin seeing Perdue chicken houses

STOP!  YOU WERE NOT RAISED IN A BARN-  At intersection marked by a STOP sign . . . turn left away from the barn sitting on the road.

WHEN YOU WAVE GOODBYE TO SHIRLEY AND SAY HELLO TO BETTY, YOU’LL BE FEELING CONGESTED- You will re-enter Daviess County (there’s a sign indicating so) and will immediately see a “congested area” sign

YOU’LL WANT TO . . . BUT DON’T CHECK YOURSELF FOR TICKS-    Do not turn on the TICK road! (this clue is used for a marker, so teams will know they are on the right course)

ISN’T THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT “LAST HOUSE ON THE RIGHT?”-  You will eventually come to an intersection where there’s a house sitting right on the road it seems.  The clue refers to the movie “Last House on the Left” indicating you should turn left.

IT’S A QUARTER AFTER 8.  TIME TO FOLLOW THE FLOCK PAST THE BRUSHY FORK IN THE ROAD-  At the 815 intersection, take a left.  You will eventually pass Brushy Fork Cemetery, which sits on the right hand side of the hwy.

WHEN YOU CAN COUNT BACKWARD YOU ARE RIGHT TO DO SO-  You will see the 1514 intersection, where you should take a right

WIND ADVISORY!  DO NOT GET SWEPT AWAY!-  Do NOT turn on Windy Hollow Road

LOOK . . . THERE ARE HOLES IN THE EARTH.-  You will pass Panther Creek Golf Course to your left

TIME FOR SUM FUN . . . WHEN YOU ARE FORCED TO PLAY THE NUMBERS GAME, 14 IS ALL YOU HAVE LEFT-  The #’s Game refers to the intersection at which you can take 554 or 1514.  The clue says “Time for SUM fun” meaning you should add the numbers . . . 5+5+4= 14.  Turn left onto 554.

DO NOT YIELD TO TEMPTATION.  STRAIGHT AND NARROW IS THE ONLY WAY-  Keep going straight

WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE, MOSELEY RIGHT ALONG-  Take a right at Moseleyville on Hwy 81

WONDER WHERE IN THE HAL YOU ARE GOING?  YOU SHOULD BURN, BABY, BURN!-  Right across from Windy Hollow Restaurant (Hal’s Place) . . . turn left onto Burns.

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS BE RIGHT-  At intersection . . . turn left

FEEL THE BURN AGAIN-  Yep!  Turn onto Burns again!

THIS ROAD WAR COURSE IS GIVING YOU FITS, RIGHT?-  Turn right on Fitts

THE BURN CREAM IS IN THE LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE MEDICINE CABINET.  YOU KNOW YOU NEED IT.-  Yep!  Burns again!

TAKE 431-2-9255-431 . . . THIS IS YOUR FINAL DESTINATION!-  Take Hwy 431 to 9255 Hwy 431.  Trunnell’s Farm Market!
**(and be sure to ENTER through the EXIT)**

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE NEARLY THERE
WE HOPE YOU’VE HAD A SPOOKY TIME
GET TO THE FINISH WITH FINGERS CROSSED
THERE’S A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THE LINE!

TOTAL MILEAGE FOR THE ROAD WAR:  61.4 miles

***And our Road War Booby Prize of two tickets to The Grand Ole Opry goes to Team Erica Roberts. They were so off course they checked in at the finish line with 128 miles, more than double the actual distance of the course!  But, heck!  They finished with style and are headed to Nashville on us!  Congratulations, ladies!

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