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March 25, 2005 - Kenny Brown equipped Mustangs and Camaros showed an impressive display of balance, grip and driver prowess at the season opening event for the American V-8 Supercar Series.

With most of the Kenny Brown Motorsports teams stepping up from the NASA American Iron amateur racing series to the exciting new American V-8 Supercar Series, the chase for the point's championship started off with a heated weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park. Kenny Brown Motorsports, who was the new kid on the block in NASA American Iron last year, has been making big statements with a mere handful of cars and creating controversy in American Iron, prompting a major move to the professional racing market. The American V-8 Supercar Series is the newest professional racing organization in the U.S. and is a big step up from American Iron, raising the bar in terms of driver and technology. The Kenny Brown teams have been hard at work over the winter months preparing cars for the 2005 AV8SS season and the hard work really paid off for some at the season opener.

David Morrison in his #9 Kenny Brown equipped Mustang has been totally annihilating the competition in the southeast region of NASA every since he debuted the car at Road Atlanta last year. David and car owner, Gary Henkel with a lot of help from Kenny Brown have put together a car that is capable of making a serious run at the AV8SS Unlimited championship this year. David's weekend started off just as planned with a dominate display in the early rounds of practice and in the qualifying race. David qualified and started in the #6 position and methodically made his way through the field to the second place spot, holding off Pete Johns in his Firebird. After a late braking move trying a pass on the outside, Johns went off course giving Morrison an easy second place finish in his first race of the season. Morrison has only been to CMP on one other occasion, but his showing was impressive finishing just behind Lester Lesneski, a veteran at the Carolina Motorsports Circuit.

Sunset Racing's #0 Chevy Camaro piloted by John Vickerman, was one of the first Kenny Brown drivers to commit to the series for 2005. After a long winter of sorting through engine combinations and suppliers, John made it to CMP with literally hours to spare and a new un-tested motor. Vickerman's Kenny Brown equipped Camaro made a big statement in the American Iron Extreme category last year posting several wins and top five finishes against a field of Mustangs sporting more than 600HP. Vickerman's #0 Sunset Racing Camaro was off to a great start during Saturday morning's practice when all of the sudden two rods tunneled their way through the new LS7 Chevy engine block, ending their weekend in disappointment. Vickerman considers this a minor set back and plans to be ready for the second race in Nashville next month.

Another Kenny Brown team unexpectedly made an appearance at CMP. Thomas Moran made the trek from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to showcase his beautiful and high-tech 1999 Cobra armed with Kenny's Speed GT body-work and dominate Kenny Brown Competition IRS rear suspension. Moran, a veteran driver and upcoming AV8SS racer suffered tire issues during the practice and qualifying rounds, but posted a time that would be fifth best in the qualifying race. At the drop of the green flag, Moran carved his way through the field to move up as far as the third position before losing a rear half-shaft, which ended his day prior to the end of the race. Moran plans to run a limited AV8SS schedule, making his next appearance in May at the new Autobahn circuit near Chicago.

Kenny Brown Motorsports Group plans to attend several races throughout the Midwest, East-Coast and Southeast regions in 2005 and is looking forward to the great new opportunities that the American V-8 Supercar Series presents for its racing Mustangs and Camaros. Look for Kenny Brown Equipped Mustangs and Camaros, along with the Kenny Brown Support Team, at many of the American V-8 Supercar races in 2005.