Monday
May022011

Tomy Drissi Finishes 7th At Miller Motorsports Grand Prix of Utah 

Starting from the 9th spot on the grid, Tomy Drissi drove his No. 5 X-Men: First Class / Muscle Milk Porsche GT3 to a 7th place finish in Saturday's Pirelli World Challenge Series race at Miller Motorsports Park for the Grand Prix of Utah.

The drama began Friday when SCCA Pro officials cancelled qualifying due to snow. The grid was set based on current point standings and on time for those drivers without points. The decision put Tomy starting 9th.

"I'd have loved to qualify in the wet," laughed Tomy. "I hate that they set the grid this way… but for safety sake, I guess it was the right decision."

Fortunately, the track avoided Friday night's snow accumulation. Many surrounding areas saw up to three inches of snow on the ground. Saturday, Miller was clear and dry with the day's schedule running right on time.

The Pirelli World Challenge Series cars took the green flag at 3PM local time and immediately saw the caution come out due to an incident on the grid. It appeared the Volvo of Randy Pobst failed to start. Drissi, staged immediately behind Pobst, dove to the inside clearing the stalled race car. Unfortunately another competitor collected the Volvo causing the full course yellow. The field took the restart on lap six.

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