Toyota is known in the racing scene. Toyota racing has been around for decades and hosts numerous races throughout the world. The Toyota Celebrity Race is one of those races. Yes, they get celebrities to sign up and drive around the track. This race is a charity race that supports children’s hospitals throughout the United States. So who participated at the 2015 Toyota Celebrity Race? A quite extensive list it turns out.
Female contenders in the race include Donna Feldman, who is an international model and television spokeswoman, former Deal or No Deal girl, starred in music videos for Justin Timberlake and Enrique Iglesias, and most recently is a panelist for Fox News. Joining her is Tricia Helfer who is a model turned actress. She starred in Killer Women, The Firm, and Burn Notice, as well as Sci-Fi’s Ascension. Twelve time Olympic medalist swimmer Dara Torres rounds out the last female driver.
Musicians who will take to the pavement include The Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik, and Mark McGrath, who has also been the host on Extra, been on the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted Killer Karaoke and Don’t Forget The Lyrics, as well as making an appearance on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
Actors who will burn rubber around the track include Raul Méndez (El Señor de Los Cielos), Joshua Morrow (The Young and The Restless), Robert Patrick (Die Hard II, Last Action Hero, Walk The Line, Terminator 2, and Flags of Our Fathers), Mekhi Phifer (ER, 8 Mile, Divergent and Insurgent), Nathan Kress (iCarly, Into The Storm), James Maslow (Big Time Rush, Seeds of Yesterday, Wild For The Night), Brett Davern (MTV’s Awkward), Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince of Bel Aire), and Rutledge Wood (Top Gear USA).
Rounding out the participants for the Toyota Celebrity Race are Antron Brown who was 2012’s NHRA Top Fuel champion, Willie Gault who is a former NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders as well as an Olympic Athlete, and finally Steve Mason who is the ESPN radio host, Fox 11 contributor, and Anchor for the L.A Dodgers Television Network.
Since 1991, Toyota has donated over two million to the “Racing For Kids” organization on behalf of the participants and the race.