Alton, VA (September 23, 2021) – Lucas Oil SlickMist Champion driver, Tomy Drissi, suffered bad luck after retiring early as he watched the 2021 Trans Am Championship Presented by Pirelli slip away from pit lane at Virginia International Raceway. The veteran driver was a top contender for the championship throughout the entire season until the Chevy Camaro developed a vibration in the front of the car which forced Drissi to pit multiple times.
“The car was shaking itself apart and the guys did a great job trying to get me back out there but the front end wouldn’t stop shaking and we had to retire before someone got hurt or pieces started falling off. I’m happy for Chris Dyson for clinching the championship this weekend and I wish we would have been there at the end so we could have battled for the championship in Texas. But just look at the photos and live stream to see how close the racing is in this series.” Said Drissi “As always I can’t thank Lucas Oil SlickMist and the entire Burtin Racing crew for all the support and hard work. Everyone worked so hard this year and I know we will be going into next year in the best shape possible.”
Heading into Round 11 at CoTA, Drissi is now second in the points for the 2021 championship. You can follow Tomy Drissi and Lucas Oil SlickMist on November 7th by downloading the Trans Am Presented by Pirelli app in the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store or by following Tomy Drissi on his social media on the links below.
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About Tomy Drissi
Tomy Drissi is an American racing driver, multi-winner IMSA driver, and Trans Am champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, and NASCAR.
Born December 9th in Hollywood, California, Tomy also owns a motion picture creative advertising agency. Drissi’s first racing experience in motorsports was street racing on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills.
Tomy’s professional racing career highlights include:
- 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year
- 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver
- 2000 Long Beach Grand Prix Champion
- 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the year
- 2009 Trans-Am Champion
- 2010 ALMS (one-off race) Prototype LMP1 3rd. at Mild Ohio
- 2011 Drissi teamed up with Kyle Marcelli for a return to the American Le Mans LMPC division.
He scored a 2nd at Long Beach, 3rd at Lime Rock, 1st at Mild Ohio, 1st at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and 2nd at Road Atlanta- 10 hour Petit Le Mans
- 2012 Drissi teamed with Bruno Junqiera for finishing 2nd at Laguna Seca, a win at Mosport
(Canadian Tire Motorsports Park), 2nd at Baltimore and 2nd at the season finale, 10 hour Petit Lemans.
- 2013 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Best result at Mid Ohio starting 38th and finishing 19th
- 2014 IMSA LMPC Rolex 24 at Daytona 3rd
- 2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
- 2015 IMSA Series, 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
- 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Series, 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
- 2017 Three wins in the Trans Am Series
- 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Series. 1st Place Motul 10 hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta
- 2018 Trans Am Series West Champion
- 2018 Part Time National Championship TA Season Win at Walkins Glen
- 2019 Part Time National Championship TA Season Trans Am Series, 5 podiums, 7 top fives
- 2020 National Championship Trans Am Season 1 win, 6 podiums, 7 top fives
- Career: 19 wins, 64 podiums, 88 top fives and 12 poles
Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi, with two beautiful children, Elin and Jagger.
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