Taking the Fast Lane to Love: See 'The Bachelor' 's Arie Luyendyk Jr. on a Demolition Derby Date

The new Bachelor was spotted on a group date at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, this week as he filmed his upcoming season of the reality franchise

Ladies, rev your engines.

The new Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr.was photographed filming a group date at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, this week for his upcoming season of the reality franchise.

Luyendyk – a professional auto racing driver – seemed to be checking if his dates could handle the lifestyle, with the women wearing racing suits and taking part in a demolition derby.

*EXCLUSIVE* Arie Luyendyk Jr. and the ladies of 'The Bachelor' get ready for a demolition derby!

The 35-year-old helped the contestants secure their helmets after they spray-painted their vehicles.

Filming kicked off at the famed Bachelor mansion last week, with series creator Mike Fleiss teasing on Twitter, “@ariejr has got some tough choices to make tonite.”

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Though Luyendyk faced some backlash since being named The Bachelor‘s leading man, he told PEOPLE that he’s “not concerned [with] what people think.”

“I’m just focused on the outcome,” said the reality star, who famously earned himself a “kissing bandit” reputation on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bchelorette. “I want to find my person and will do whatever it takes!”

The Bachelor premieres on ABC in 2018.

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