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CORR 2006: Champs take practice run for Toyota pro celeb race


Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) defending champions Johnny Greaves (Pro 4) and Jeff Kincaid (Pro Lite) took a practice run Tuesday for the 30th Anniversary of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, as part of the 32nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Greaves and Kincaid join NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Drivers Todd Bodine and David Reutimann, and four other professional drivers, who will compete against 14 celebrities in this race for charity. The two CORR champs will have to fend off Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway, Emmy Award Winner William Shatner, American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, and MTV’s "Pimp My Ride" Host Xzibit, among others.

"Overall it’s just an amazing opportunity to get to do something like this. It’s really the chance of a lifetime to meet the people involved and get to compete against them," Greaves said of his experience. "This group of people really became a group of friends. They’re people you’d never expect to meet, and now we’re trading phone numbers with movie stars and rock stars. Everyone is really cool. As far as the competition is concerned, everybody is really good. It’s going to be tough in the pro class mainly because of Todd Bodine and my partner Jeff Kincaid. And we want to win, but no matter what, it’s all for charity and in the end the money will go to the right place."

Toyota’s national motorsports manager Les Unger added this, "The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race draws some of the most competitive celebrity and professional drivers because it offers the high-speed challenge of real racing, combined with a worthwhile charitable endeavor."

Toyota will donate $5,000 to "Racing for Kids" in the name of each celebrity racer, and another $5,000 to the winning racer’s charity of choice. Racing for Kids is a non-profit organization benefiting children’s hospitals in Long Beach and Orange County, California.

This year, each participant of this 10-lap event will compete through a 1.97-mile street circuit in a 2005 race-ready Scion tC. To even the playing field, the celebrities will have a :30-second head start over the professional drivers.

The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race will take place Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 12:15 p.m. PDT in downtown Long Beach. The race will air on SPEED Channel April 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with encore presentations airing on SPEED Channel April 26th, 2 p.m. EDT and April 30th, 3:30 p.m. EDT. For more information, visit the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach website at [ www.lbgp.com ].

2006/04/06 I 13:55 CET I Editor: marathonrally.com/rd






















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