“Cowboy” Kenny Bartram Switching Up To Run RallyTuesday, June 20, 2006 | 11:46 AM
FMX Not His Focus For 2007
Kenny Bartram photo: Simon Cudby
“As I have made very well known for a while now, Rally Car is a big passion of mine. Right now my focus is on the Dew Action Sports Tour, Summer X Games, and the LG Action Sports Championship, but I am also currently leading the production class in the US Rally Car Championships, and my focus is being split. Although it can be draining, I am pretty confident that I can win this Rally Championship while still keeping my focus on FMX this season, but that just tells me that I have more to give to Rally than I am giving right now. For 2007, I have decided to concentrate my efforts on Rally Car Racing and to do it right, I am going to have to back off a bit on FMX. I am not retiring from FMX, but my main focus next year will be on racing Rally Car.”
photo: Simon Cudby
“You know, we’re stoked for Kenny”, said Janeane Ardolino of Vitamin Water. “Kenny will always be part of the Glaceau family whether he’s riding a motorcycle or driving a rally car. It’s a bold move for anyone to switch gears when they’re at the top of their game. That’s one of the things we love about him. He really is a “Cowboy”."
The reigning Dew Tour champ will be a fixture at all the Dew Tour stops fighting to retain his title, as well as at Summer X Games this summer, competing in Moto-X Freestyle, and Rally Car. He’s been holed up at his180 acre Oklahoma compound working out the tricks he plans to throw down all summer as well as his Rally skills. Kenny isn’t going to just give away his title. If his competition wants it, they’re going to have to come and get it.