Kentuckians eliminated from 'The Amazing Race'

William Minton, left, and Mark Jackson had struggled recently.
William Minton, left, and Mark Jackson had struggled recently.

Two best friends from Manchester were eliminated Sunday from the sprint-around-the-world reality show The Amazing Race.

William "Bopper" Minton, 41, a motorcycle mechanic, and Mark Jackson, 45, a former inspector for the state agriculture department, were part of the 20th season of the eight-time Emmy-winning show on CBS.

The team struggled in recent episodes. Jackson experienced trouble with severe heat during a dance routine last week and with several bouts of motion sickness in previous episodes.

In Sunday's episode, racers were in India and tackled a number of challenges including painting the belly of a Pulikali tiger dancer.

This season, teams traveled through five continents and 22 cities and racking up nearly 40,000 miles. Minton and Jackson come from a long line of Kentuckians competing on The Amazing Race. Previous seasons have featured former University of Louisville athletes Jen and Kisha Hoffman, who won their encore season last year; Gary and Mallory Ervin of Morganfield; David and Mary Conley of Pike County; and Dennis and Andrew Hyde of Richmond.