Peter Reckell Takes Pole Position for the 27th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Winner Receives “PEOPLE Pole Award” and $10,000 for Charity
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2003) – Days of Our Lives star Peter Reckell turned the fastest lap (1:48.900) in today’s qualifying session at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race to take the pole position for the 27th Anniversary of the fan-favorite event on Saturday, April 12. The top professional driver was Josh Brolin (NBC’s Mr. Sterling), with a lap time of 1:47.547.
In addition to winning the coveted inside front-row position for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Reckell also was awarded the sixth annual “PEOPLE Pole Award.” Sponsored by PEOPLE Magazine, the award honors the top-celebrity qualifier for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race with a $10,000 donation from PEOPLE to the pole sitter’s charity of choice. Reckell designated the Natural Resource Defense Council, a charitable organization that finds practical solutions to the most urgent environmental problems, to benefit from his Pole Award.
The starting grid for Saturday’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is as follows:
Celebrity Category Qualifying Time
1. Peter Reckell 1:48.900
2. Picabo Street 1:49.694
3. Jesse James 1:49.794
4. Adam Corolla 1:50.053
5. Tommy Shane Steiner 1:50.215
6. Angie Everhart 1:50.265
7. Steve Hartman 1:51.433
8. Dave Pasant 1:52.272
9. Bud Gordon 1:52.550
10. Buzz Aldrin 1:58.925
Professional Category Qualifying Time
(will start 30 seconds behind celebrities on Saturday.)
1. Josh Brolin 1:47.547
2. Milka Duno 1:48.073
3. Jeremy McGrath 1:48.683
4. Shawna Robinson 1:48.858
5. Leilani Munter 1:50.970
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will begin at approximately noon on Saturday, April 12 with a field of 15 drivers. The 10-lap race will be broadcast in its entirety on ESPN 2 on May 3 at 2:30 PT.
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- Peter Reckell and Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2003 Official Press Release
- Peter Reckell and Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2003 Behind the Scenes of Press/Practice Day
- Peter Reckell Interview on Pro/Celeb Race 2003
- Peter Reckell Qualifies for First Position in Race and Wins "People Pole Award"
- Peter Reckell WINS the Race!
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