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May272014

Tomy Drissi Driving '22 Jump Street' GT Daytona Porsche at Chevrolet Sports Car Classic.

Tomy Drissi announced today, he’ll be returning to the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on the raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit. Tomy will be driving with Sebastian Asch campaigning the Muehlner Motorsports America Porsche 911 GT America sponsored by MGM / Columbia Pictures ’22 Jump Street’  starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill coming to theaters June 13.

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is in the Motor City, where the Prototype and GT Daytona classes are showcased in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers.

Always a fan of street races, Trans Am Champion, Drissi, has had plenty of experience here and feels it suits his hard charging style.

“First off,” said Tomy, “I’m a huge fan of the Motor City. The town is electric. Everyone is excited when the grand prix comes to town and the fans turn out in huge numbers. It’s a great place and we always feel welcome.”

“I really like the raceway at Belle Isle,” Tomy added. “It’s like the best of both worlds. On one hand you’ve got a temporary street circuit, and the other, you’re on the island with a self sufficient venue…. surround by water. It’s beautiful."

“I’m excited to run with Sebastian and the Muehlner Motorsports America team,” continued Tomy. “The GT Daytona class is extremely competitive, but I think the Porsche is well suited to this track. And, unlike previous GT races I’ve done here, the longer format will give us time to develop a strategy and plot out our race. It should be fun.”

The TUDOR Championship Prototype (P) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes race for 100 minutes, May 31 on the challenging 2.360-mile Raceway at Detroit's Belle Isle Park. The race will be televised on FOX Sports 1 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

22 Jump Street - After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

About Tomy Drissi

Tomy Drissi is an American driver, Trans Am Champion and multi time winning IMSA driver.

His driver experience includes  ALMS, IMSA, NASCAR, Trans-Am, and Speed World Challenge.

Born December 9 in Hollywood, California, Tomy owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas.  Drissi's first racing experience in motorsports was street racing on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills.

A regular participant in the American Le Mans Series, IMSA, NASACR and WC paddocks.

Tomy’s professional racing career highlights includes:
1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year,
2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver,
2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year
2000 Trans-Am Long Beach Champion
2009 Trans-Am Champion.
2010 ALMS (one off race) Prototype LMP1 3rd. at Mid Ohio
2011 saw Tomy's return to the American Le Mans LMPC division. He scored a 2nd at Long Beach, 3rd at Lime Rock, 1st at Mid Ohio,1st at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and second at Road Atlanta -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 second at the season finale, Petit Lemans.
2013 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Best result at Mid Ohio starting 38th and finishing 19th.
2014 IMSA LMPC at Daytona 3rd.  

Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

Find out more about Tomy Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or follow Tomy on Facebook /tomydrissi and Twitter @tomydrissi

The Tudor United Sports Car Championship, formerly the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, merged with the Grand-Am Road Racing Series at the conclusion of the 2013 season.  In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple classes of cars - purpose-built prototypes and production-based Grand Touring automobiles - race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing.  All cars in the Series compete using one of five approved alternative fuels or energy sources: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85 or E10, Isobutanol and electric hybrid technologies.  The Series has more automobile marques involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom.  The Tudor United Sports Car Championship competes at North America’s premier road racing tracks and selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.

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