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Celebrities go for a ride with IndyCar legends Mario Andretti, Arie Luyendyk at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

by Mike Haag | Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2018

LONG BEACH, California – Actress Tricia Helfer, along with Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee, NFL star Shawne Merriman, David Foral of the music group Dirty Heads and music producer Mike “Cheez” Brown participated this weekend in a two-seat ride around the track with IndyCar legends Mario Andretti and Arie Luyendyk at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

All photos provided courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Mario Andretti and actress Tricia Helfer pose for a photo prior to her two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

Actress Tricia Helfer with Arie Luyendyk Jr. after their two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

Mario Andretti and Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee pose for a photo prior to their two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee all set for his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee with a fistbump for Mario Andretti following his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

NFL star Shawne Merriman poses for a photo prior to his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

NFL star Shawne Merriman all smiles after his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

NFL star Shawne Merriman with a fist bump with Mario Andretti following his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

NFL star Shawne Merriman slides into the two-seater prior to his ride around the street of Long Beach — Photo by: Chris Owens

 

David Foral of the music group Dirty Heads and music producer Mike ‘Cheez’ Brown all smiles after their two-seater rides around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

Music producer Mike ‘Cheez’ Brown ready for his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

David Foral of the music group Dirty Heads all smiles after his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

David Foral of the music group Dirty Heads ready to go for his two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

Ben Hollingsworth of the television show ‘Code Black’ ready to take a two-seater ride around the streets of Long Beach — Photo by: Joe Skibinski

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.