FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Halley
13 February 2006 RealAutoSport, LLC Rallye Team
FMX superstar “Cowboy” Kenny launching rally career in Missouri woods.
Stillwater and Sand Springs, OK – “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram (www.cowboykenny.com), the most winning rider in freestyle motocross (FMX), is following his friend and fellow motocross star Travis Pastrana’s lead by venturing into the extreme autosport world of performance rally competition at the Rally-America Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (www.100aw.org) in Salem, Missouri on 24 – 25 February. Bartram will be driving the championship-winning RealAutoSport, LLC Volkswagen New Beetle owned by fellow Oklahoman Mike Halley while looking forward to competing later in the season with a Vermont Sports Car prepared Subaru WRX.
Commenting on his plans for the rally Bartram said, “I just want to finish the rally and learn as much as possible about the sport.” Co-driving for Bartram will be his cousin and pit bike maven, Dennis Hotson, who recently recorded an 86.6 foot jump on one of the small bikes. During the event Halley and Crew Chief Trey Teegarden will tend to the world’s first New Beetle rally car which features KC HiLiTES High Intensity Discharge rally lamps and Silverstone Tyres.
The Rally-America Championship (www.rally-america.com) is the nation’s premier performance rally series with uniquely varied venues coast-to-coast. Teams compete flat-out for hundreds of miles over closed-to-the-public forestry roads separated into a series of tests called special stages. A codriver keeps the driver apprised of turns, jumps, hazards and other obstacles using the route book and a hundredth-reading odometer. All the 2005 events were televised on the Outdoor Life Network (www.olntv.com).
The RealAutoSport, LLC Rallye Team is supported by KC HiLiTES (www.kchilites.com), Tulsa’s Rally Distributing (www.rallydist.com) and Mary Jane Halley, CPA. The RealAutoSport, LLC website, www.realautosport.com, is sponsored by VirtualMovingTargetRacing.com and maintained by webmaster Sean Figgins.
M. E. “Mad Mike” Halley, StudBug driver
2003 SCCA ProRally National Production Driver Champ
2001 SCCA ClubRally National Production Driver Champ