Special Motorsports Event - Legge Supports Toyota Pro Celebrity Drivers
Long Beach, Apr. 3, 2012: Lotus Dragon Racing driver Katherine Legge joined Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race competitors in Long Beach, Calif., on April 3 to promote the 38th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13-15.
"I'm really looking forward to that one," said Legge, an IZOD IndyCar Series rookie who won the 2005 Atlantic Championship race on the scenic temporary street circuit and competed there in Champ Car in 2006 and '07.Actors, performers and athletes compete against professional race car driver in the 10-lap sprint around the 1.97-mile circuit in identical race-ready Scion tCs. The green flag waves with the pros - this year including Firestone Indy Lights driver Bryan Clauson -- starting 24 seconds behind the celebrity field.
The charity event benefits Racing For Kids.
The field includes Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody, radio and TV host Adam Carolla, actor Eddie Cibrian ("CSI: Miami"), reality TV star Brody Jenner, and "Good Day LA" anchor Jillian Barberie Reynolds (at left interviewing Legge).
The race is April 14, complementing IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights qualifications and the numerous off-track activities for ticket buyers.