In January, we reported on snowboarder Shaun White’s desire to learn performance driving and his subsequent partnering with BFGoodrich. After riding shotgun a few times with two-time Formula Drift champion Samuel Hubinette and RallyCar/Time Attack driver Lars Wolfe, White finally got his chance behind the wheel.
“So is this the part where I tell you I failed my first two car driving tests?” White says at the beginning of the episode above. Oh, yeah—he also doesn’t know how to drive a manual transmission.
After a few inevitable stalls, White gets the basics and hops into a 600-horsepower Viper. Nothing like diving right into the deep end.
The video is just one in series BFGoodrich will continue to post in coming months at bfgoodrichtires.com/shaunwhite. The site also features interactive components and additional content.
With hints about what White—and some of his friends—might try in future episodes, we’ll be checking back often.