Sponsored by X-Men: First Class in Theaters 6.3.11
March 17, 2011 ~ Sebring, Fla. Tomy Drissi will start Saturday’s 59th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida driving the Intersport Racing #89 LMPC car sponsored by X-Men: First Class – in theaters 6.3.11. The 12 Hours of Sebring will mark Tomy’s first outing behind the wheel of the new LMPC class of cars.
No stranger to sports car racing, Drissi has competed in Trans-Am, World Challenge and has driven in the American Le Mans Series’ premier Le Mans Prototype class with Autocon Racing. He’ll be joined in the #89 Intersport LMPC car by Kyle Marcelli and Rusty Mitchell.
“My experience has been pretty much in sports cars (Trans-Am) with big horsepower and without a lot of down force,” said Drissi. “The big challenge will be managing the amount of grip these prototypes produce and then understanding where the limits are. Our goal is to manage our car and be there at the end fighting for the win.”
“It’s exciting to be driving for Intersport Racing as third driver at endurance events in 2011,” Tomy continued. The team has always worked hard with only a fraction of the resources of larger and factory teams.”
I also want to acknowledge FOX Pictures for their support,” noted Drissi. “The car will carry sponsorship for FOX Picture’s new movie X-MEN: FIRST CLASS in theaters 6/3/11. Also a special thanks to Jon and Clint Field for bringing me on board and helping make this all work.”
Official practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida gets under way Thursday, March 17. The race is set for 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 19 and will be shown live and in its entirety on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. ABC will provide coverage from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20.
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 Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.