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The Last Hurrah: The 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

It’s a bittersweet moment for us here at Fast Lane. On the 40th anniversary of the Toyota Pro Celebrity Race, Toyota announced that it would be their last. and while we are sad to see it go, we are excited to bring you one last, incredible race. Not just any celebrities mind you, but ones that have risked it all before and come out on top “At Toyota, we…

Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 Racer Debuts With New Twin-Turbo V6

With the 2016 World Endurance Championship kicking off in less than a month, Toyota has just unveiled its newest Le Mans Prototype racer. Forget the Prius, this is the hybrid that we want in our garage. Replacing the TS040 Hybrid Racecar from last year, Toyota is introducing the TS050 Hybrid, which will take on other LMP1 Hybrid racers from Porsche and Audi. This is the third car Toyota has…

86’d: FR-S to become the Toyota 86 in 2017

Image Credit: Toyota Ding Dong, Scion is dead….Less than six weeks after Toyota pulled the plug, and little else left to do but to clean the carpets and lock the doors, the transition of Scion products to Toyota has begun. The public debut will take place at next week’s New York Auto Show, and sales begin this fall. The Scion iM will become the Toyota Corolla iM. The Scion iA will become…

East Meets West: 2017 Toyota Supra Pricing and Release Date

A few years ago, BMW and Toyota announced a partnership to build a new generation of sports cars under the code name “Silk Road”. One of those “East meets West” things. Ever since then, all sorts of rumors have been flying around that the BMW will use the platform for its new Z car, while Toyota wants to use it on its iconic Supra. The original Supra was produced from…

First Post……

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the blog for Fast Lane Racing School! We at Fast Lane are excited to bring this to you, as we think it will be beneficial for any of you looking to join us on the track. That’s not the only thing we will be bringing to with this blog. You can expect posts on the latest automotive news, the newest and best gadgets, and car…

Auto Club Speedway

        Fontana, CA – Located approximately an hour west of the greater Los Angeles area, Auto Club Speedway (ACS) is largely known for hosting NASCAR and Indy Car Events. Road Course – Fast Lane utilizes the infield Road-course to teach all courses. This highly technical course is perfect for those drivers looking to understand the little details the make a Racecar Driver quick. While this is a multi configuration course,…

2015 Toyota Celbrity Race – Alfonso Ribeiro Winner

After a 19 year absents from the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Alfonso Ribeiro wins the Race for the third time in the both overall and Pro category. Dave Pasant, a retired insurance executive, won the Celebrity category. LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) Watch the video below for some behind the scenes of the race. FINAL RACE RESULTS Position Class Name Laps Time 1 Pro Alfonso Ribeiro     2…

2013 – Host Rutledge Wood Wins

Nascar and Top Gear host, Rutledge Wood, takes the overall win in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race while 2012’s overall winner, Adam Carolla, wins Pro LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2013) Nascar/Top Gear Host Rutledge Wood sped to the finish line in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in an exceptionally exciting and competitive event. This year marked the return of a true…

2012 – Comedian Adam Carolla Wins

Comedian and car enthusiast, Adam Carolla, takes the overall win in the 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race while Drifter, Fredric Aasbø, wins Pro LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2012) Comedian/actor Adam Carolla sped to the finish line in the 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in an exceptionally exciting and competitive event. The roaring crowd witnessed a thrilling battle for first place…

2011- Actor William Fichtner Celebrates

Japanese Drift Racer Ken Gushi Is the Pro Winner  —  Actor William Fichtner prevailed as the overall winner in a highly competitive race of America’s favorite celebrities from film, television, music and sports in the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Japanese drift racer Ken Gushi finished close behind Fichtner to come in second overall and first in the Pro category, followed closely by actor Michael Trucco. Fichtner, a versatile character…

2010 – Jimmy Vasser takes Checkered Flag

The exciting 3-day weekend of Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach did not disappoint fans. At the top of the racing action is the annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity race where the “Pros” and the “Celebrities” go wheel-to-wheel for top honors as well as raising money for children’s’ charities. It was auto racing at its most exhilarating as actor Brian Austin Green prevailed over a highly competitive group of America’s favorite…

2009 – Al Unser Jr. victorious in LB

The streets of Long Beach come alive for a three-day event hosting multitude of exciting race action.  At the top of that list is the annual Toyota Pro / Celebrity race where five “Pros” and thirteen “Celebrities” go wheel-to-wheel for top honors. This year, it was no surprise that Al Unser Jr. made a clean sweep as top qualifier and overall race winner. In the celebrity category, Keanu Reeves…