King of the Beach: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins the Final Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

King of the Beach: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins the Final Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alfonso Ribeiro won the 2016 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over the most accomplished field the annual charity racing event has ever seen. The roaring crowd witnessed the stunning performance by Ribeiro, who started the race in the 8th position and successfully avoided any collisions or walls to take the checkered flag.

Ribeiro, now a four-time Toyota Pro/Celebrity winner (1994, 1995 & 2015), is best-known for his role as ‘Carlton’ on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Ribeiro, who is the new host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” had the fastest lap of the day with a time of 1:42.102.

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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.

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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 Front-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive Sportscar, the Scion FR-S. The last time this race hosted a similar platform was in the mid 80's. Returning Comedian and Car Guy, Adam Corolla, become the first driver to win both the Celebrity & Pro category back to back.

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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 in a tight field of drivers, with a late-race surge by actor Hill Harper that surprised drivers and fans alike. Scion drift driver and 2010 Formula Rookie of the Year Fredric Aasbø finished first in the Pro category.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2008 - Jamie Little holds off Skinner

One of the greatest reminders of why we participate in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race each year happens far away from the track, before the nail-biting and excitement begins. 

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2007 - Dave Mirra Takes Top Spot

Polesitter, and BMX Champion, Dave Mirra took the lead at the green flag and - with a little help from George Lucas and Annamarie Dean - held on to win the 31st Annual Toyota Pro / Celebrity Race.

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