Press Release

Contact: Ed Jacobs
Tel: (330) 644-7774
Fax: (330) 645-2045
Date: January 30, 1999


Wind River Group Takes Over Public Relations for Michelin SCCA ProRally Series

AKRON, Ohio - Effective immediately, Wind River Group, Inc., has assumed the duties of official public relations liaison for the Michelin SCCA ProRally Series. Wind River Group is taking over from longtime series representatives Kermish-Geylin Public Relations, of New York. The change is a result of Kermish-Geylin's business growing so rapidly that they felt it would be difficult to continue providing the level of service they wanted for the resurgent series.

During the changeover, Kermish-Geylin and outgoing series representative Andy Schupack have been working closely with Wind River Group to assure as seamless a transition as possible. "I want to thank Andy and (Kermish-Geylin president) Mike Geylin for all of their ongoing help," said Wind River Group president Ed Jacobs. "Even though their contract expired several weeks ago, they have continued handling series business and have been extremely generous with their time in helping us get up to speed."

The Michelin-backed ProRally series is arguably the most challenging racing presented by the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). Competition takes the form of flat-out racing -- one car at a time, against the clock -- on specially closed forest, desert and mountain and night, in all weather conditions. The nine events in the series stretch across the country from Washington to Maine, and span all four seasons. The series gets underway Feb. 19 at Atlanta, Mich., with Sno*Drift.

1999 Michelin SCCA ProRally Schedule
Atlanta, Michigan
Feb. 19-20Mike Bodnar
Doo Wop III & IV+
Olympia, Washington
Mar. 12-13Ray Damitio
Little Creek Casino Wild West ProRally
Shelton, Washington
April 9-10Bob Grass
Rim of the World
Palmdale, California
April 30 - May 1Mike/Paula Gibeault
Susquehannock Trail ProRally (STPR)
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
June 4-5John McArthur
Maine Forest Rally
Rumford, Maine
July 30-31John Buffum
Ojibwe Forests ProRally
Bemidji, Minnesota
Aug. 27-28Beryl Ann Burton
Prescott Forest Rally
Prescott, Arizona
Oct. 1-2Jeff Hendricks
D&N Bank Lake Superior ProRally
Houghton, Michigan
Oct. 22-23TBA
National events will be telecast on SPEEDVISION on a delayed basis; produced by Replica Productions of Cambridge, Mass. (617) 492-7444. Schedule to be announced.
+ The SNO*DRIFT and Doo Wop events are coefficient 3 rallies - national license-holders earn 60 percent of national points.

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Ed Jacobs, President
Wind River Group, Inc.
900 State Mill Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
(330) 644-7774 - phone
(330) 645-2045 - fax - e-mail address

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