True Blood Star Earns Pole Position in the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

Stephen Moyer flipped his car during qualifyingKen Gushi
Stephen Moyer, the sexy blood-sucker from the HBO series True Blood, posted the fastest time of all celebrities to earn the pole position in the 35th annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. What is really interesting is that the actor rolled his car after running into a wall on turn one. However, he managed to escape unharmed.

Coming in a close second and third, respectively, were actor William Fichtner and actor/singer Kevin Jonas. Drift-car champion Ken Gushi, racing in the pro class, qualified first among all drivers.

As pole-position winner in the qualifying session, Moyer designated his $15,000 donation in conjunction with the 14th annual People Pole Award to the charity Racing for Kids.

“Stephen impressed us all this afternoon,”
said Les Unger, national motorsports manager with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “The hard work and determination he displayed throughout our training sessions paid off. The commitment and enthusiasm of all the drivers competing in this event demonstrates exactly what the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is all about.”

“I was really thinking about the charity,”
said Moyer at a news conference after the qualifying session. “I’m not as concerned with winning the race as I was about winning today so my charity, Racing for Kids, would get an extra $15,000 donation. It was a surreal experience—it felt like a roller coaster ride when my car flipped.”

Final Qualifying Results are listed below:

1. Pro - Ken Gushi - 1:47.051
2. Pro - Frankie Muniz - 1:47.341
3. Pro - Kody Swanson - 1:48.061
4. Pro - Brian Austin Green - 1:48.181
5. Celebrity - Stephen Moyer - 1:48.952
6. Pro - Chris Rado - 1:49.080
7. Celebrity - William Fichtner - 1:49.581
8. Celebrity - Kevin Jonas - 1:50.030
9. Celebrity - Michael Trucco - 1:50.079
10. Celebrity - Daniel Goddard - 1:50.185
11. Toyota Dealer - Mike Sullivan - 1:50.441
12. Celebrity - Kim Coates - 1:51.498
13. Auction Winner - Jerry Westlund - 1:51.511
14. Celebrity - Djimon Hounsou - 1:51.514
15. Celebrity - AJ Buckley - 1:53.907
16. Celebrity - Jillian Barberie Reynolds - 1:53.095
17. Celebrity - Megyn Price - 1:54.099
18. Celebrity - Tito Ortiz - N/A
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