“Papa John” Schnatter made the celebrity headlines over the weekend. Entertainment Tonight celebrated his recent full-throttle tear down the drag strip with Willie Robertson, star of A&E’s hit reality show, Duck Dynasty, at a recent event honoring our U.S. troops. The segment coincided with ET’s coverage of the blockbuster film “Fast and Furious 6,” which just crossed the $500 million mark at the box office and set a new Universal Pictures record.
The drag strip race portion of the event took place at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC where Papa John quenched his own need for speed – and invited the top “duck” at the helm of Duck Commander to join him for the white knuckle ride in his beloved Camaro Z28. The pair hit 0 to 136 mph in just over 9 seconds. Willie Robertson reportedly enjoyed the experience but said afterward that he “screamed like a girl ...” Looks like he will likely stick to managing his duck call empire, but Papa John is sure to be back on the drag strip in no time. Stay tuned!