Dave Spiker and Lori Willems are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 9.

They had a pleasant relationship to the point that Dave immediately regretted the one fight they had. They fell behind at the Detour in the 4th leg, and they were unable to catch up with the other teams, and even fell behind fellow trailing team Ray & Yolanda, finishing 7th.


Retrieved from  David & Lori are a couple from Manhattan, Kansas who have been dating for three years. Although Lori is ready to get married, David would like to get his career off the ground before he ties the knot.

Describing himself as intelligent and compassionate, David has done little traveling, but is eager to explore the world. He received Bachelor's of Arts and Science degrees from Kansas State University. A musician who is very involved with his local underground music scene, David's many bands have released three full length CDs and have played in several local music festivals and venues across the country. His one phobia is heights.

An assistant manager at Pizza Hut, Lori says she is energetic, understanding and willing. She also believes herself to be more spontaneous than her partner, who is more reserved and likes to have a plan. Nevertheless, they look forward to working together as they travel around the world and learn about different cultures on THE AMAZING RACE.

The Amazing Race 9

Race History

Dave & Lori's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 4 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Dave 4 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Lori 9 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Dave 5 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Lori 6 of 8
6 5 Italy Big Fish / Little Fish Dave 7 of 7
Average 5.20
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield


1: Leg 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the first row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


  • Dave and Lori eventually got engaged and subsequently married.


External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (04/06/2006): "Gridlock Does In 'Nerds' on Race"
  • Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (04/07/2006): "We Won What We Actually Set Out to Do"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (04/12/2006): "Revenge of the Amazing Race Nerds?"

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