Best Pit Stop Moments From The Amazing Race, Season 28

Episode 1: Dana and Matt finish first in the premiere episode

Episode 1: Dana and Matt finish first in the premiere episode

Fans were wondering which of the 11 socially savvy teams would come in first place during The Amazing Race season premiere, so when Dana and Matt stepped onto the mat ahead of all the other duos, it was a sign they'd be a pair to watch all season long.

It wasn't an easy road to the mat, though. During the entire episode, the dancers were neck-and-neck with Tyler and Korey, but finally passed them in a final foot race. At the Pit Stop, Dana mentioned they had been fans of the show for years and coming in first place was a dream come true. 

Let's keep the momentum going and check out six more of the most exciting Pit Stops from Season 28 of The Amazing Race!

Watch Episode 1 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 4: All teams pile on the mat in the French Alps

Episode 4: All teams pile on the mat in the French Alps

"Whoever runs the fastest without falling in the snow is going to get there first," shouted Tyler as he ran through the fresh powder.

Once the train doors slid open in the picturesque French Alps town of Chamonix, each of the teams bolted out toward host Phil Koeghan. Brodie and Kurt were first, followed by Tyler and Korey, Dana and Matt, Burnie and Ashley, Zach and Rachel, Erin and Joslyn, Sheri and Cole, and finally Scott and Blair.

Interesting side note: the last time there were this many teams on the mat at once was during the show's the All-Stars season. 

Watch Episode 4 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 6: Sheri and Cole's first non-elimination leg takes them further in the game

Episode 6: Sheri and Cole's first non-elimination leg takes them further in the game

When Sheri and Cole arrived last to the Pit Stop in Armenia, their faces dropped when Phil let them know they were the final team to finish. However, once he revealed that this leg of the Race was a non-elimination one, that meant they were still in the Race and the pair's emotions reached an all-time high.

"We got a second chance and we’re going to give it our all," shouted Cole after ripping open their next clue.

Watch Episode 6 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 7: Scott and Blair's heartfelt goodbye to the Race is too cute for words

Episode 7: Scott and Blair's heartfelt goodbye to the Race is too cute for words

In the European country of Georgia, it may've been the end of the road for father-daughter duo Scott and Blair, but the emotional exchange the two shared at the end of their journey made this Pit Stop moment one to remember.

When Blair turned to face her father, she said, "He's the kindest, most amazing man in the world, and I’m so lucky to have him as my dad." To that, Scott responded, "Blair was more successful in her life at the age of 15 than I was at the age of 50. You’ve got to be proud to have a daughter like that."

Watch Episode 7 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 8: Sheri and Cole keep racing, thanks to a second non-elimination leg

Episode 8: Sheri and Cole keep racing, thanks to a second non-elimination leg

In Dubai, Sheri and Cole were at the end of the pack and had a gut feeling this was the end of the road for them; so, it came as a complete surprise when host Phil Koeghan told them this was yet another non-elimination leg, which left the duo grinning from ear to ear in amazement. 

"The other teams are going to hate us because you don’t get saved twice in a game like this," said Cole, trying to wrap his head around the unexpected news. 

Watch Episode 8 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 11: Tyler and Korey learn they are heading to the Final 3

Episode 11: Tyler and Korey learn they are heading to the Final 3

While traveling through China in the pouring rain, it was a race for first place when Tyler and Korey and Dana and Matt sprinted toward the Pit Stop located at the Shenzhen Library Terrace. Looking for Phil was no easy task as the frantic teams ran in circles to find his exact spot.

Both teams were frantic to win the leg and fans watched them run in circles, trying to find Phil. However, it was ultimately Tyler and Korey who arrived to the mat first, which is when they were told they'd be racing back to the U.S. for a shot at the $1-million grand prize.


"I didn't foresee any other outcome than us winning," said Tyler, confidently. "We can taste it." 

Then off to the finals they all went, along with Matt and Dana, in addition to Sheri and Cole.

Watch Episode 11 of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.
Episode 12: Dana and Matt rush to the finish line and win The Amazing Race

Episode 12: Dana and Matt rush to the finish line and win The Amazing Race

When the Final 3 teams—Tyler and Korey, Dana and Matt, and Sheri and Cole—traveled back to the United States, they knew the most competitive part of the race was yet to come and they'd have to dominate any potential obstacles in order to be the first to reach Phil on the final mat.

After completing a challenging second Roadblock, Dana and Matt paced around Los Angeles in search of the host. "This is a big deal," Dana said to Matt. "We’ve got to figure this out fast. Use your gut. Use everything that brought us to this point."

As they continued running, the pair finally located the final destination, a large crowd awaiting the racers, and a red mat in the distance. They sprinted up to Phil, who was quick to congratulate the dancers by saying, "Eighteen cities, 1- countries, and more than 27,000 miles, Dana and Matt, you are the winners of The Amazing Race and you’ve won $1 million dollars!"

With an outcome like that, this was the best Pit Stop of the season, by far! Congratulations, Dana and Matt!

Watch the season finale of The Amazing Race, Season 28 now.