Long Beach’s annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race participants named


The 39th annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach participants were named Thursday, with 17 participants set to compete from film, television, music, sports and fashion.

The celebrity list includes, in alphabetical order:

  • Donna Feldman (model/TV host/actress)
  • Willie Gault (former NFL WR, Olympic athlete)
  • Nathan Kress (actor)
  • James Maslow (musician)
  • Steve Mason (ESPN Radio host)
  • Mark McGrath (lead singer, Sugar Ray)
  • Raul Mendez (actor)
  • Joshua Morrow (actor)
  • Robert Patrick (actor)
  • Mekhi Phifer (actor)
  • John Rzeznik (guitarist/Goo Goo Dolls frontman)

The pro list includes these five:

  • Antron Brown (NHRA veteran, Top Fuel driver)
  • Brett Davern (2014 champion)
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (two-time race winner)
  • Dara Torres (Olympic swimming legend, 2002 race winner)
  • Rutledge Wood (NBC Sports Group NASCAR/motors contributor and 2013 race winner)

The race takes place Saturday, April 18 to kick off the weekend’s racing during the Grand Prix weekend.