Friday, July 16, 2010

T Hanson Lands M-22 Sponsor At New England Forest Rally

Super Production rally car driver Travis Hanson will be fighting for the Super Production Championship in his Subaru WRX STi this weekend at the New England Forest Rally (NEFR) in Bethel, Maine from July 16th-17th.

Hanson currently holds second place in points, followed by Pat Moro. Hanson is only 6 points behind Moro in the championship and could easily overtake him as the wining driver is awarded 22 points.

Local northern Michigan lifestyle company M22 has partnered up with T. Hanson Motorsports and their apparel will be on hand for fans at NEFR this weekend. M22 takes their name from the M-22 road in northern Michigan and they describe themselves from their web-site as:
M-22 is not just a road; it is a way of life. Founded by kiteboarders in search of epic wind and waves, M-22 was created to express a common passion for Northern Michigan. However, M-22 shares this passion beyond Michigan’s borders. It is marked by the simplicity and appreciation for natural wonders such as bays, beaches and bonfires, dunes and vineyards, cottages, friends and family everywhere. M-22 is the feeling you get when you realize there is no other place you would rather be.

After NEFR Hanson will be rebuilding the car, packing up, and driving across the country—all the way to Los Angeles for X Games 16 which will be held from July 29-Aug. 1. Hanson is one of only 12 drivers in the world invited to compete in Rally Car Racing at the X Games.

The X Games is the premier event in the extreme sports world and sets the stage for competition across various sports including skateboard, BMX, rally racing, and others. Rally Car Racing for X Games 16 will be held in the historic LA Memorial Coliseum. Rally Car Racing is the extreme sport of auto racing. Two drivers go head to head with each other on dirt and tarmac course full of hairpins, fast straits, and big jumps. The event will take place in front of 35,000+ spectators and broadcast live on ESPN.

It is not too late to partner up with Hanson and new associate M22 at the X Games. If you or your company is interested in a partnership please contact Marketing/PR Director Aaron Pierce at

This weekend at NEFR should prove to be the most spectacular stage rally of the entire Rally America Season as Hanson looks at a possible Super Production championship to seal his Rally America season and send him off to the X Games.

Follow T. Hanson Motorsports on Facebook and Twitter @thanson523 or at our new web-site: or blog For more information on T. Hanson Motorsports contact Aaron Pierce at

Photos by: Tim Williams/Rally America - Clink on this link to view his flickr photos: