Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
10/19/15 11:21 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/tWiPt1Qm3W0

Dez White has taken hits from some of the best in the NFL. You may remember him receiving for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons. Turns out he's also a big car nut, and he brought his turbo Porsche to our 2015 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. The bad news is that Dez only completed half of the first timed session before an off-track excursion sent him into the catch-fence at the "Climbing Esses." Even so, with only a few laps under his belt, he finished in an incredible 6th place overall, and was the fastest Porsche in attendance with a 1:54.411 lap time.

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Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
10/19/15 11:46 a.m.

Here's a shot of it before while we were shooting this video.

And then roughly half an hour later we were unfortunately met with this sight. Luckily, Dez walked away unscathed. But that's a very quick part of the track and he made it over the tire wall and into the catch fence.

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
10/19/15 12:29 p.m.

Incredibly nice and great man as well. He (and then GA Tech OC Ralph Friedgan) abused me on a Thursday night in Atlanta pretty bad when I was a safety at Maryland. Dez showed nothing but respect while racking up over 100 yards receiving in the first half.

Harvey
Harvey Dork
10/19/15 12:38 p.m.

That crash.

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