|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2000
|Contact: George Plsek
Web site: Tatomotorsports.com
Tatomotorsports brought their Open class Audi S2 rally car to the NORBA 2000 National Mountain Bike Championships this past weekend. The car was displayed in the event exposition area along with Active.com, the team's major sponsor for the 2000 season. Thousands of spectators and competitors attended the biggest event in mountain biking as it is one of the fastest growing extreme sports.
Having the rally car at the event not only provided great exposure to Active.com, but to the sport of rallying as well. George Plsek, the team's driver, fielded questions about the car, rallying and the rally series for two days as excited spectators and competitors huddled around the car. "I found that there are a lot of similarities between rally drivers and downhill mountain bikers," said George, "We all seem to want to travel at pretty crazy speeds down dirt roads and in some cases using similar techniques of reading the road. I was surprised how many people in the mountain biking industry actually knew about rallying in general and especially about rallying in the US." A lot of the competitors were very interested in how to get started in rallying. In addition to answering exhaustive amount of questions, George also handed out materials with information about the series, including a TV coverage schedule.
This was one of a few public appearances the team will make before the end of the year, not only promoting their sponsors but the sport as well. The team's next event is the Wild West ProRally in Shelton, Washington on September 15-16. They are looking for a good finish to build on some of their early season success.
Tatomotorsports is a southern California based team, consisting of George Plsek Jr. - driver, Alex Gelsomino - co-driver and George Plsek Sr. - crew chief. The team competes in the SCCA ProRally Series in their Open class Audi S2 #20 rally car. Team sponsor's include Active.com, the world's largest on-line registration system.