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Jun262013

Tomy Drissi Wraps Up His Week at Sonoma

Photo: LATUSATomy Drissi, driving the No. 87 The Wolverine NENCO-JRR Toyota, finished 38th in The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2013.

Tomy commented after the race how proud he was to be involved with NEMCO-JRR and the efforts put forth by the team.

"I really want to give a shout out to the team for all their hard work. We had a good car and these guys worked hard all week getting it better.

"It was really tough getting a handle on the setup. On race day, we got the car working well… but the handle would go away after about 6 laps.  On a road course, that puts you out of the fight pretty quick.  I don't think I ever really got comfortable to where we could get aggressive. It was especially tough in traffic.

"I especially want to thank "Front Row Joe", Jay Robinson, Tom Legeman and the #87 Team for the giving me the chance to participate in this race.  I've always enjoyed running at Sonoma.. and we were pleased to get The Wolverine movie in front of the fans. It was a fun weekend."

Tomy will resume his regular American Le Mans Series drive with BAR1 Motorsports at Limerock Park for the Northeast Grand Prix presented by Tequila Patron, Saturday July 6th. Tomy will join co-driver Rusty Mitchell in the No. 7 The Wolverine Prototype Challenge car.

The Wolverine [movie] opening in theaters, July 26, 2013.

The Wolverine is an upcoming American/Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine and is intended to be the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character. Set sometime after X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages a mysterious figure from his past in a fight that has lasting consequences. Vulnerable for the first time, and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel, but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before.

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. He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. 2011 saw Tomy's return to the American Le Mans Series, 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. In 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.

Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

For more information on Tomy Drissi please visit www.Tomydrissi.com

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