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Aug222013

Tomy Drissi's Double Header Weekend Nets Top 5 in Trans Am -Top 20 in Nationwide Children's Hospital 200

Photo: Chris ClarkTomy Drissi enjoyed a very productive weekend at Mid-Ohio as he topped off his week with a fourth place finish in Trans Am and 19th in the NASCAR Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. He also capped off his Trans Am homecoming taking the pole and setting a new track record.

Both Tomy's cars featured movie sponsorship for The Counselor, opening in theaters October 26th.

Tomy couldn't have been happier with his results.

"It was an excellent week. We put the Tony Ave prepared Trans Am Corvette on the pole and we set a new track record along the way. In the race, I was very fast and jumped out into the lead. Unfortunately, we got caught up in traffic and things got shuffled around a bit. Plus there were quite a few caution laps. But I'm really happy… we ran a good race and finished fourth.

Photo: Chris Clark"I can't thank Tony and his guys enough for giving me a great car. It's always a ton of fun driving a Trans Am car and it was great seeing everyone. I'm really pleased to see the Series doing so well. I have a lot of history here."

On the NASCAR side of things, Tomy was back with the NEMCO-JRR team driving the No 70 Toyota. The team put in a solid performance all week long with Tomy completing the race in 19th position. The finish was a personal NASCAR best for Tomy.

"The NEMCO-JRR  guys did a great job with the car. I have to hand it to these guys… they never give up. They gave me a really good car for Mid-Ohio.

"I was really able to settle in and get comfortable in the car this week. I think that's the first time I've felt at home in a stock car. They're a completely different beast.

"Running the whole race and finishing was a real eye-opener too. Man, I was hungry when I climbed out at the end. But it was great... I got to mix it up a bit and show what I can do on a road course. I had a big off trying to avoid slower traffic. That put some grass in the grill forcing me to come into the pits. We stayed on the lead lap though and was able to get right back in the fight. These are some of the best drivers in the world and it was an honor being out there running in the front half of the pack."

Tomy will resume his regular American Le Mans Series drive with BAR1 Motorsports at Baltimore for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by Tequila Patron, Saturday August 31. Tomy will join co-driver Rusty Mitchell in the No. 7 Prototype Challenge car.

The Counselor [movie] opening in theaters, October 25, 2013.

Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller THE COUNSELOR, starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author's characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer's one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.

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.

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