Thursday
Jun152017

Tomy Drissi Hitting the “Bricks” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Tomy Drissi will join the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli for the series’ debut at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), for two 100-mile races, the Trans Am Speedway Showdown (TA/TA3/TA4) and Indianapolis Muscle Car Challenge (TA2), Round 5 of the 2017 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli, June 17-18.  

This is the TransAm Series’ first appearance in 51 years in Indianapolis, the “Racing Capital of the World”.  All competition will take place on IMS’ 2.439-mile Grand Prix road course.  Tomy will be back driving the Ave prepared No. 8 Mustang featuring “War for the Planet of the Apes” in theaters July 14.

“This is just amazing,” exclaimed Tomy. “In all my years racing, I’ve never turned a lap at Indianapolis. It’s an incredible feeling to be here. Even though it’s a different race and we’re running on the road course, in the back of your mind, you can't shake the thought,… this is the Brickyard. This is the place where every race car driver dreams of racing. It’s crazy… I can’t believe we’re here.”

“We’ve got our work cut out for us this weekend,” added Tomy. “We’re in the fifth round of the championship and we’re chasing down points. I haven’t done all the math, but I’m counting on getting a clean run in and hoping to close up the gap. Tony’s [Ave] guys have been working hard on getting the car comfortable for me… but to be honest, it’s up to me to drive it. These are 100 mile races and we don’t have the luxury of worrying about my comfort.”

“We’re expecting big crowds for the weekend,” Tomy continued. “We’re here with the War for the Planet of the Apes movie on the No. 8 Mustang, I think the fans are going to love it. The car looks great!”

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