When they feel the need for speed Hollywood stars hit the race track in Long Beach, California for the 34th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Grand Prix and RadarOnline.com takes you behind the wheel at racing speeds with celeb driver Patrick Warburton as he prepares for the race.
“I’m about to break none of the records,” Warburton joked exclusively with RadarOnline.com while at his first day of practice on the race course. Joined by celeb race veterans Christian Slater, Zachery Levi, Adrien Brody, Adam Carolla, Jesse McCartney, Brian Austin Green and his on screen wife Megyn Price, Patrick gave RadarOnline.com a behind-the-wheel tour of the race track.
“I don’t think we go over 100 miles per hour really,” Patrick said about the break neck speeds the drivers reach on the race. “We were probably driving at about 85%.”
Patrick explained what all drivers need to do when getting ready to race. “First off, give the tires a kick, even if it hurts a little.” Which it apparently did. “These are like ballet shoes,” he deadpanned after kicking the tire.
Brian Austin Green admitted that he was doing “Maybe 120 or so,” while zooming around the course in his Toyota. “They break really well,” he said. “Thank God, ‘cause we’re right up on each other.”
Zachery Levi gave RadarOnline.com his racing secret. “I’m just flooring it until I have to break.”
One of the two women racing this year, Megyn Price copped to why she wasn’t leading the pack. “The gas tank seems to be open, that’s probably is what slowed me down in the last lap.”
Adam Carolla shared his well planed stratergy to win the race. “Shoreline Drive is a street – 55 is the posted speed limit. I’ve got a radar detector in my car. A lot of these guys are going to get busted hot dogging it – Adam Broidy going 100 miles and hour down Shoreline Drive – he gets pulled over – I slide right past him.”
Jesse McCartney has it out for Adam this year. “He clipped the left side of my car, I spun out, he kept going,” Jesse claimed Carolla did on the practice track recently. “If he’s in my way I’m going to bump him right in the ass,” Jesse threatened.
What did Adam have to say about the allegations? “The kid can sing. Put down the steering wheel, pick up the microphone. That’s what I have to say.”
The Toyota Grand Prix Pro Celebrity race takes place on Saturday April 17 in Long Beach.