Lexus 0 To 60 Driving Experience Brings Hollywood Players To A Racetrack With Amazing Views
Several weeks ago our Senior Content Director Janeé Bolden traveled to beautiful Salinas, California to witness Lexus’ 0 To 60 Performance Drive, a two day racing experience set against the beautiful backdrop of the Bay Area, the very place where ocean and mountain views meet to create the perfect coastal lifestyle.
What Janeé witnessed some very lively competition between a cast of unforgettable characters. The teams were comprised of actors Jaleel White and Omar Benson Miller, along with NBA baller turned entertainer John Salley, who served as their captain; pitted against Mekhi Phifer and “Surviving Compton” actor Curtis Hamilton under the leadership of last year’s winner Carmelita Jeter. Both teams were coached by professional racedrivers; Jack Hawksworth coached Team Jeter and Scott Pruett coached Team Salley.
The winning team stood to capture a major donation to a charity of their choice as well as a new Lexus for the fastest driver. Big Tigger presided over the battle as host. Check out what Tigger had to say about the Lexus he would have chosen if he won the competition.
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With March being Women’s History month, we had to ask Carmelita Jeter about being the only woman racer in the competition. We also asked Jeter and her teammates Curtis Hamilton and Mekhi Phifer how they’d name her team as a movie title.
One of the highlights of the trip for Bossip Senior Content Director Janeé Bolden had to have been when Omar Benson Miller revealed he is a fan of Bossip’s headlines. Teammates John Salley and Jaleel White also talked about what they’d name a movie about their team and John and Omar weighed in about being big guys on the race track.
Check out more photos from the trip below, then check out videos of Team Salley and Team Jeter competing for the the prize. Can you guess which racer took the top prize?