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Wednesday
Jun012016

Tomy Drissi to Make Preemptive Strike with Jason Bourne at Belle Isle

Tomy Drissi is back with BAR1 Motorsports for round four of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the 2.35-mile 14-turn street course of Belle Isle situated in Detroit River. Tomy will share the driving duties with Johnny Mowlem No. 20 Jason Bourne / Southwest Funding ORECA for Saturday afternoon’s 100-minute Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. This is the second street course on the schedule and also a 100 minute sprint.

“I love coming to the Motor City,” said Tomy. “I always have a great time driving with BAR1 and Johnny Mowlem and racing on the island is beautiful. And the fans are totally into the race. It’s Detroit… these people know their cars.”

“I'm also thrilled to be teaming up with Universal Pictures to promote the latest Jason Bourne movie opening July 29,” added Tomy. “People have been waiting for this one, so I’m really proud that Universal has chosen to work with us in promoting the movie.”

“I would like to announce a special logo on the car this weekend. We’ll be supporting and bringing awareness to the GBS | CDIP Foundation International,” Tomy continued. “Guillain-Barré (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. GBS came to public attention briefly when it struck a number of people who received the 1976 swine flu vaccine.  Although not in the news as much today, it continues to claim thousands of new victims each year, striking any one at any age, regardless of gender or ethnic background.”

On track action from Belle Isle, Detroit begins on Friday, June 3rd with practice. WeatherTech Championship Qualifying will begin with all classes running individually starting at 5:05pm EST on Friday.

The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers will begin at 12:40pm EST on Saturday, June 4th and will be televised LIVE on Fox Sports 1.

Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion.

His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challengea

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.

Tomy’s 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
•    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.
•    2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
•    2015 TUDOR Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
•    2016 WeatherTech Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona


Jason Bourne
Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of the Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles repress her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. Jason Bourne will open in theaters July 29, 2016.

“The GBS/CIDP Foundation International is working for a future when no one with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes such as multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) suffers alone and that everyone has access to the right diagnosis and the right treatment, right away.

IMSA
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) is the sanctioning body of the WeatherTech Championship, the road-racing series resulting from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Ferrari Challenge North America and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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