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Saturday
Aug272011

Tomy Drissi Taking Alvin and the Chipmunks for a Wild Ride at Infineon Raceway

SCCA Pro Racing's Pirelli World Challenge Series is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California this weekend for the running of Round's 9 and 10 in the Championship. Tomy Drissi will drive the No. 47 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked / Muscle Milk Porsche for TruSpeed Motorsports.

With practice time at a premium, Drissi has been pleased with the Porsche right off the transporter. He was third fastest in Thursday's practice and sixth overall on Friday.

"I'm extremely pleased with my progress since making the change to TruSpeed," said Tomy. "We kind of hit a plateau before the summer break. We're back to making progress again… and I'm extremely impressed with the equipment and TruSpeed's preparation. I think any driver on the team could jump in any of the cars and know he has the opportunity to showcase his individual talent."

"We've made a few adjustments to the car and I think we'll be good for Saturday's qualifying," Tomy added. "We'll go out with fresh tires… I think that coupled with the cooler temperatures should give me a little extra grip and the ability to drive the car into the corners a little bit harder.. Even if we run where we were today, we'll still be in great shape."

The Pirelli World Challenge returns to the track on Saturday morning at 8:55 a.m. (PDT) for qualifying. Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge Round Nine race is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. (PDT). Follow all live timing and notes at world-challenge.com. Saturday’s race will be streamed live on world-challengetv.com.

Both rounds 9 and 10 of The Pirelli World Challenge will air On VERSUS Sunday, September 18 5:30pm Eastern (re-air Sept. 22 @ 3:30pm EST)

Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR 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. His professional racing career highlights include; 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year, 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver, 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year and Trans-Am Champion. In 2010 Tomy competed in Trans-Am competing in 7 rounds and taking 1 win, 1 pole, 3 podiums, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens; He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

Find out more about Tomy at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi/. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 : Chip-wrecked. In theatres December 16 2011

“On vacation aboard a luxury cruise ship, Alvin, Simon, Theodore and the Chipettes are up to their usual antics, turning the ship into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a desert island. As Dave Seville frantically searches for his AWOL charges, the ‘Munks and Chipettes do what they do best – sing, dance and wreak havoc. But they’re in for a surprise when they embark on an island adventure with their new friend – a castaway who’s more than a match for The Chipmunks and The Chipettes.”

Pirelli World Challenge

Now in its 22nd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is North America's top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world's most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses.

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