Del Mar, Calif. - Feb 14, 2001 - After running the full 2000 SCCA Pro Rally Championship season, the team announced that they would compete in u limited schedule for 2001 season. The team will begin the 2001 season this March at the Cherokee...
Del Mar, Calif. - Feb 14, 2001 - After running the full 2000 SCCA Pro Rally Championship season, the team announced that they would compete in u limited schedule for 2001 season. The team will begin the 2001 season this March at the Cherokee Trails International Rally followed by Oregon Trail Pro Rally in April and RIM of the World Rally in May. The team will then take a brief hiatus during the summer months to allow George Plsek Jr. (team Driver) to compete in several triathlons including IronMan in California, some padleboarding, and lifeguarding events in Hawaii. "I have been competing in Ocean Sports very seriously before I started rallying, there are couple of events that I would like to do ugain which have conflicting dates with some ProRallies." Said George Plsek Jr. After their Summer break the Team will then travel to Maine for the Main Forest Rally in July, Wild West Pro Rally in September, Prescott Forest Pro Rally in October, and finally to Michigan for the LSPR season finale.
"Even thou we are not running the full season we still have some expectations of our selves. We hope to finish in the top 10 over all and in the top 5 for the OPEN class in this seasons championship. I think that this will be a pretty tall order for us as the field is very strong this year, full of fast drivers and high quality rally cars." stated George. "I feel pretty good about our chances, we are making some improvements to the Audi S2 for this season that should keep us competetive with all the new EVO's and Subarus"
The team is sponsored in part by Tatomotorsports and Importvision.com. Tatomotorsports is a specialty auto repair shop specializing in European Imports, car restoration and rally car building. Importvision.com is an automotive accessory supplier based in Southern California.
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 #7 rally car.
The SCCA ProRally series is a "stage" or "performance" rally series that stretches across the nation. Sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America and televised on SPEEDVISION, this form of motorsport is growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. Competitors race flat out against the clock for hundreds of miles on a course of backroads closed to public usage. A co-driver or navigator tells the driver where every jump, dangerous turn or other obstacle is to the hundredth of a mile. There is no practice and the pair has not even seen the road prior to competition.