Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson had the ultimate thrill ride this weekend as he was taken around Sonoma Raceway in a two-seater IndyCar as part of his Grand Marshal duties for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series season finale.

As part of his role he also took part in pre-race activities including giving the official command of “Drivers, Start Your Engines” and waving the green flag to get the race underway.

Talking ahead of the experience he said, “I am beyond excited to be Grand Marshal for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma,” said Thompson. “I have heard so many good things about this race, and I can’t wait to see everything up close in person.”

YouTube: Klay Thompson Q&A at Sonoma Raceway before acting as Grand Marshal for the GoPro Grand Prix

Check out the gallery below for more pictures of Thompson at Sonoma.