Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Irwindale Celebrity Race
The celebrities celebrate! #NASCAR

L to R: Matt D'Andria, Mark Kriski, Tito Ortiz, Nathan Kress, Mark Paul Gosselaar,
Eric Valdez, Tricia Helfer, Lorenzo Lamas, Doug Fregin, Corbin Bleu, and Brett Davern

In addition to its regular night of exciting championship NASCAR racing, the Irwindale Speedway hosted a special Celebrity Stock Car Race event presented by Justice Brothers and DJ Safety.

Ten well-known names from the worlds of entertainment and business suited up, strapped on helmets, and buckled into boisterous NASCAR-style stock cars (identically-prepared S2 cars) at Irwindale Speedway, located about 25 miles East of Hollywood in front of a crowd of 3,200 fans.

Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Erik Valdez went side-by-side for the final five laps.  In this race, there were no losers; however, Gosselaar won the 20-lap race, earning $2,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

2014 Irwindale Celebrity Race
Presented by Justice Brothers & DJ Safety
Benefiting: Wounded Warriors Project®

Irwindale Celebrity Race Heat 1 - 10 Laps
  1. 43 Brett Daveren
  2. 52 Matt D'Andria
  3. 77 Lorenzo Lamas

Irwindale Celebrity Race Heat 2 - 10 Laps
  1. 99 Mark Paul Gosselaar
  2. 50 Eric Valdez
  3. 42 Corbin Bleu

Irwindale Celebrity Race Main Event - 20 Laps
  1. 99 Mark Paul Gosselaar
  2. 50 Eric Valdez
  3. 42 Corbin Bleu

Celebrity Particiapants:

  • Corbin Bleu - "High School Musical," "Dancing With the Stars"
  • Matt D'Andria - GQ's "Car Collectors," Co-Host "Car Cast"
  • Brett Davern - MTV's "Awkward"
  • Doug Fregin - Co-founder Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar - "Franklin & Bash," "Saved by the Bell"
  • Tricia Helfer - "Battlestar Galactica," "Killer Women"
  • Nathan Kress - "iCarly," "Into the Storm"
  • Mark Kriski - KTLA 5 Meteorologist
  • Lorenzo Lamas - New season: "Celebrity Apprentice", "Falcon Crest", "The Bold and The Beautiful"
  • Erik Valdez - "Graceland," "General Hospital"

MMA Fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Champion, Tito Ortiz was honored as the event's Grand Marshal & Official Starter

Photo Credit:  Marv Keller

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