Oakley's "Learn To Ride" Teams Up With Audi Sportscar Experience
On Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Oakley brought its “Learn to Ride” program to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma and teamed up with Audi and their Audi Sportscar Experience to give celebrities an opportunity to drive the 2010 Audi R8 V10 on a real race track with Oakley professional drivers Pat Long and Kelly Collins. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, Parenthood stars Dax Shepherd and Mae Whitman, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place), Cisco Adler and others all came up to “Learn to Ride” with Oakley and the Audi Sports Car Experience.
On the 19th we greeted our guests at the Bardessono hotel with a rooftop pool reception where everyone gathered to talk about who was going to have the fastest lap time. Come race day all of the stars were a bit humbled by the speed of the R8 and the difficulty of Infineon Raceway. After the day was done everyone had improved skills and were on their way to becoming future professionals. Dax Shepherd commented to our in board cameraman, “you are sweating bullets.” Followed by a laugh as he ripped around the track. After the day of racing the group chilled in the lounge with tunes by Oakley artists James Kinney, Kelley James and Cisco Adler.