Tomy Drissi will start Saturday’s Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series race at Long Beach this weekend, contesting the 2-hour race around the 11 turn 1.968 mile street circuit driving the Intersport Racing No. 89 LMPC car sponsored by X-Men: First Class In Theaters 6.3.11. and Muscle Milk.
No stranger to Long Beach, Drissi enjoyed his first professional win (Trans-Am) at the track. He has also competed there in the World Challenge Series and in the American Le Mans Series’ premier Le Mans Prototype class with Autocon Racing. This week he’ll be joined in the Intersport Racing No. 89 X-Men: First Class In Theaters 6.3.11. LMPC car by Kyle Marcelli.
“I am really jazzed to run the prototype this year at Long Beach,” said the Trans-Am Champion. “Last year I was able to bring the Autocon team up to 2nd place before our driver change. The team and I where extremely happy with that. We know what we’re up against, though. We know we’ll have our hands full running against bigger teams with much bigger budgets. But, like I’ve said before, the guys at Intersport Racing are the giant killers. I know Kyle and I can compete with anyone they throw at us. Bring it!”
Tomy Drissi Doubles Down At Long Beach
Always ready for a challenge, Tomy will also campaign the No. 5 X-Men: First Class in Theaters 6.3.11. Porsche in the third round of the World Challenge Series on Sunday.
“Running two cars on the same weekend will take a lot of focus,” noted Drissi. “The two cars (Prototype vs GT car) could not be any more different. But I’m ready and looking forward to the challenge.”
The Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race takes the green flag on Saturday at 4:30 pm PDT and will be telecast in its entirety on ESPN3.com starting at 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. local time. ESPN2 will provide television coverage from 5 to 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 17. International coverage: Fox Sports Middle East (Live on Saturday, April 16); Fox Latin American Networks (Live on Saturday, April 16); MotorsTV (Tape Delayed date/time TBD).
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.