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Voice of Bart Simpson Graduates from the L.A. Racing Experience Driving School

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 16, 2007

As most people spent Sunday watching the NFL Playoffs, Nancy Cartwright, Emmy winning voice of Bart Simpson, spent the day with NASCAR development driver and founder of Freedom Motorsports Group Inc., Kenton Gray, at Southern California’s premier driving school, L.A. Racing Experience at Irwindale Speedway. Gray, who plans on running in the ARCA Re/Max Series this season, mentored and instructed avid NASCAR fan, Cartwright, for 8 hours between class and track time. “I knew racecar drivers were good, but had no idea until Sunday the physical and mental conditioning one must endure to competitively compete each weekend” said Cartwright. “Kenton’s driving experience and instruction in class and on the track was instrumental to my success” continued Cartwright.

Gray, a racer since the age of 10, played a significant role Sunday by spending time prior to the school with Cartwright educating her on all the racing terminology so come Sunday, Cartwright was ready to strap in and go racing. “This was one of my career highlights to have had the opportunity to play a role in Nancy’s driving development” said Gray. “Now I only hope she continues to have record-setting success as the voice of Bart Simpson and as executive producer of The Kellys (animated series, otherwise I may have more competition come race day,” continued Gray.

Cartwright was not the only student Sunday at L.A. Racing Experience, 17 other racing and driving enthusiasts also participated for part of the day and were pleasantly surprised they had the opportunity to drive with a top Hollywood celebrity. “Our driving school is unique to most others in the country” said Jim Cohen, owner of L.A. Racing Experience. “We’re just minutes from Hollywood, so it’s an easy drive for celebrities and race fans alike to come out and feel the speed of a high-banked oval in real racecar.

Cartwright’s animated production company, SportsBlast, which produces The Kellys (an animated series developed with Turner Sports New Media) and Gray’s Freedom Motorsports Group Inc., recently announced a creative and unique marketing alliance. The alliance offers sponsors and advertisers a first of it’s kind marketing channel that includes a ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Busch Series competition package, branded contents and product integration in a racing animated series, as well as, a reality-based television series scheduled to air in 2007. “Having Nancy successfully complete the driving school at L.A. Racing Experience really gave her the opportunity to experience what Kenton will face each weekend,” said Jason Potter, president of Dynamic Motorsports Consulting, who represents Kenton Gray, Freedom Motorsports Group and The Kellys and their motorsports interest.

About L.A. Racing Experience

Located at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California, L.A. Racing Experience is Southern California’s premier driving school and offers all levels of race training, from beginner to advance, kids to adults. For more information on LARX, please call 877-901-RACE or visit them on the Internet at

Media Contacts:

Jason Potter
Dynamic Motorsports Consulting (Nancy Cartwright & Kenton Gray)
(281) 914-1885

Mark Borchetta
The Borchetta Group (L.A. Racing Experience)
(661) 977-7464





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