Performance Motorsport announces 2004 plans

Performance Motorsport to burn up the professional Sport Compact drag racing world in 2004. -- New York based race team to unleash its Nissan 350Z on the NDRA, NHRA and the IDRC -- January 26, 2004 - NEW YORK - In a bold announcement that ...

Performance Motorsport to burn up the professional Sport Compact drag racing world in 2004.
-- New York based race team to unleash its Nissan 350Z on the NDRA, NHRA and the IDRC --

January 26, 2004 - NEW YORK - In a bold announcement that could dramatically alter the balance of power in the Pro Class RWD divisions in all three professional drag race series in the United States, Performance Motorsport of Smithtown, New York, formally announced today its arrival into the world of Sport Compact drag racing - the fastest growing segment in motorsports.

The Performance Motorsport Nissan 350Z is a pro rear wheel beast, fueled by a 3.5L Twin Turbocharged 350Z engine spitting out more than 1700 Horse Power at speeds in excess of 200 miles an hour. Sport Compact drag racing fans and automotive enthusiasts will be blown away by this new entry into the class.

Nissan executive and owner of several of Nissan's most successful car dealerships, Gary Rubio, will be the man responsible for leading Performance Motorsport to the top. As a former professional race car driver with years of CART racing under his belt, Rubio will rely on his knowledge of cars, racing and the 350Z to lead his team to a successful 2004 racing season.

"Owning several Nissan dealerships and racing professionally has allowed me to spend many hours under the hood of some of the world's most advanced automobiles," said Gary Rubio, President of Performance Motorsport. "I have seen the power our 350Z can handle and I am confident that our car and driver will be an exciting Sport Compact drag racing competitor in 2004."

Gary Rubio did not have to look far to find his team's driver of choice. It is his son, Andrew Rubio, a 19 year-old car enthusiast who helped his father change gearboxes at the ripe old age of 4 years old. Andrew, having grown up in the racing crazed Rubio family, has been exposed to professional racing of all kinds since he was a small boy.

"Ever since we tested the Team Performance Motorsport Nissan 350 Z, I knew this team and car had a chance to accomplish special things in 2004," said Andrew Rubio. "I am confident that the power of the 350Z, my fathers experience, our great team of professionals, the support of our sponsors, and my enthusiasm for driving will lead to a successful season for our team."

Team Performance Motorsport, already equipped with a new Toterhome and new support vehicles, plans to tour events at all major sanctioning bodies (NDRA, NHRA and IDRC) as well as attend several major industry shows. Determined to be a top 5 finisher in the NDRA and NHRA pro RWD classes, sport compact drag racing fans may very well be looking at the year of the Team Performance Motorsport and their Nissan 350Z.

To inquire about the exciting sponsorship opportunities available or for more information on Performance Motorsport, and its 2004 racing schedule log onto www.TheExperience.com.

Performance Motorsport, Inc. is a progressive thinking Drag Racing organization that is on the cutting edge of the import re-styling and import tuning industries. In association with two of the largest Nissan Dealerships in the New York area, Performance Motorsport operates an import tuning shop catering to the automotive enthusiast.

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