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VIDEO: High Speed Racing #FiestaMovement

July 21, 201336 Comments

 

You may recall last month when I made my first #FiestaMovement
during fitness month. Well this month I wanted to actually use the car in the video! My mission was to play a video game,“set your best score – then compare it to your time on the actual track under professional supervision.”

The video game was Forza, the track was Sebring International, and the professional supervision was Lonnie Pechnik, a professional driver who competed in two 24 Hours of Le Mans for Flying Lizard Motorsports and many other race series. I’m not sure entirely what that means, but it sounds legit.

It was actually pretty cool racing the Fiesta, especially since we had the whole track to ourselves for the duration of filming. Two other agents were there earlier doing similar missions, but by the time I arrived it was just me, Lonnie, and my friend Jon who was helping me film.

Lonnie took me around the track a couple times and instructed me how I should drive as I was racing…all of it went over my head. The only thing I remembered was he was going extremely fast. It was like being on a roller-coaster…but in a car. He then let me drive a couple of test laps before actually trying to beat my time.

FTC DISCLAIMER: Ford invited me to be an agent for the Fiesta Movement. They’ve provided me with a 2014 Ford Fiesta, and they’re covering gas, insurance and administrative costs for the duration of the Movement. They definitely threw me the alley.

There were several points while racing where I was over 100 mph, which marks the first legal time I’ve been over 100. I topped out at about 110mph. There was one part in the track where you go from top speed, and then slam on the brakes at full speed. That was fun. Glad I’m still alive as well.

For clarification, I set a time of 3:01 in Forza on Sebring International Raceway. Forza actually doesn’t have the Ford Fiesta ST version of the car in their video game and I actually raced a shorter and separate track from the one in the video game. I don’t care. I still beat the time.

Next month is adventure month, super excited for that!

Did you notice I was wearing Google Glass for this video? Should I make more videos with it?
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Roomies Episode 1: New Beginnings

July 14, 201332 Comments

 

I decided it was time for a bit of a change on my YouTube channel! The primary reason I began making YouTube videos in the first place was to highlight my ability to be an entertainer; to show the world I can actually act. What better way to do that than start making sketch comedy videos?

Definitely plan to see more comedy videos in the future. And as always, expect them to get better and better over time!

What’d you think of the Roomies Episode 1?

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VIDEO: Top 100 Things Not To Say On A First Date

July 7, 201326 Comments

 

It’s been a while since I made my last Top 100 video. I decided to hit you guys with Top 100 Things Not To Say On A First Date. I’m not going to lie, I may or may not have said some of the things on this list.

What’s the worst thing you’ve said on a first date?

UPDATE: 7/19/13 This video aired on the Today Show!

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July 3, 20131 Comment

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