Press Release

January 7, 2000
Contact: Ole Holter
Tel: 714-446-2076

Matco Tools ProRally Team Kicks off 2000 Season

Long Beach, CA -- The Matco Tools ProRally Team will kick off the 2000 SCCA ProRally season in Atlanta, Michigan on January 29, 2000 at the Sno*Drift ProRally!

After winning the 1999 California Rally Series Performance Stock Class Championship and the SCCA ClubRally Southern Pacific Division Production Class Championship in the Matco Tools Toyota Corolla FX-16, driver Mark Brown of Mesa, Arizona and co-driver Ole Holter of Long Beach, California are very enthusiastic about entering the fray in pursuit of the 2000 Group Two Championship of the SCCA ProRally Series.

Mark has been competing in the SCCA Southern Pacific Division ClubRally Series for the past two years with the Production class Toyota Corolla. The team used the 1999 season to prove the reliability and performance of the stock Toyota in the Production class. Now, after making only minor changes to the Toyota, Mark and Ole are confident that it will be highly competitive in the Group 2 championship series.

At the Sno*Drift ProRally, the first round of the 2000 SCCA ProRally Championship series, a field of 40 cars is expected to do battle on some of Montmorency County's finest twisty, slippery roads covering approximately 120 stage miles. With the knowledge that road conditions can be highly variable in January, Mark and Ole are prepared for deep snow, glare ice, or whatever conditions occur at the start of the race on Saturday morning. For more information about the Sno*Drift ProRally, see For up to date information on race day, see

The team plans to compete in several events in the upcoming year:

	Event				Location			Date            
	Sno*Drift ProRally		Atlanta, Michigan		January 29, 2000
	Rim of the World ProRally	Palmdale, California		May 5-6, 2000
	Gorman Ridge ClubRally		Frazier Park, California	August 18-19, 2000
	Ojibwe Forest ProRally		Bemidji, Minnesota		August 25-26, 2000
	Wild West ProRally		Shelton, Washington		September 15-16, 2000
	Prescott Forest ProRally	Prescott, Arizona		September 29-30, 2000
	Lake Superior ProRally		Houghton, Michigan		October 20-21, 2000
	Treeline ClubRally		Monrovia, California		November 12, 2000
	Ramada Express Rally		Laughlin, Nevada		December 8-10, 2000

For more information, contact:
Ole Holter
Matco Tools ProRally Team
1801 Knoxville Avenue
Long Beach, California 90815

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