CHAMPCAR/CART: Kenny Brack brings star-powered band to CARA Runway Madness

INDIANAPOLIS (October 16, 2002) - Further proving that there is much more to many of the athletes in the CART FedEx Championship Series than having the ability to drive an 800hp racecar at blinding speeds, Kenny Brack ( ...

INDIANAPOLIS (October 16, 2002) - Further proving that there is much more to many of the athletes in the CART FedEx Championship Series than having the ability to drive an 800hp racecar at blinding speeds, Kenny Brack (#12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone) will again strap on his guitar and join a powerful musical lineup that will perform at this year's Runway Madness CARA Charities event.

Brack has played with other CART drivers in the past and thrilled a crowd at Elkhart Lake when he and Patrick Carpentier (#32 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone) held an impromptu jam session after Friday qualifying. He will front the newest version of his RPM band - called Super RPM - for the Friday, November 1 CARA Charities "runwaymadnessViva Las Vegas" charity dinner, casino and entertainment show set for the Ontario Convention Center in California.

Brack will be joined by Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, who has been with the legendary rock quartet since the band's formation and has played on such multi-million selling albums as Diver Down, Women and Children First, 1984 and 5150. Former Blue Oyster Cult drummer and Players Forsythe Racing crewmember Rick Downey and Midwest blues guitar star Gene Deer will also join Brack in what should be a great evening of music.

"We have some of the top professional performers in the nation for the Super RPM performance at Runway Madness this year," said Brack, whose RPM band last year performed in the California Speedway infield before some 10,000 fans. "For me, it's a great privilege to play rock and blues with these guys. I'm just along for the ride. Hopefully I can blend in well with these pros. The sound should be very good for the folks at Runway Madness."

In addition, popular Southern California group Pat O'Brien and the Priests of Love will be performing at the event. This year's charity event, a kickoff for the Nov. 3 The 500 presented by Toyota at California Speedway, will feature a Las Vegas theme and, for the first time, the program will be seen live on SPEED Channel as part of "CART Friday Night" at 10:30 p.m. (EST).

"Runway Madness Viva Las Vegas" is a primary fundraiser for CARA Charities to assist worthwhile causes on a national and international scope. Tickets for the Nov. 1 affair are $150 each and sponsor tables of ten are set for $1,500 each. For further information on "runway madnessViva Las Vegas", contact the CARA Charities office at (317) 299-2277 or e-mail to carachar@aol.com.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Kenny Brack , Michael An