Following a hard hit that ended his day early at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tomy Drissi will charge back into competition for round 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge Series at Road Atlanta Friday September 30th., driving the TruSpeed No. 47 The Sitter / Muscle Milk Porsche GT3. The race is part of the 14th running of Petit Le Mans.
“We’ve been having great results since switching over to the TruSpeed team,” remarked Tomy. “The incident at Laguna Seca was a tough way to end the day, but the car did it’s job and I walked away with not injury and I’m ready to get back at it for Road Atlanta.”
A true road racer’s track, the 12 turn, 2.54 mile Road Atlanta offers all the elements drivers look for in a natural terrain course. Long straights combine with turns that wind through a number of elevation changes making for great racing for drivers and spectators alike.
“This is a great track,” noted Tomy. “All the drivers love racing here. It might favor the big horsepower cars a bit… the Corvettes and Cadillacs… but handling is still a big deal. There are a couple of corners that’ll help get you to the front… if you get them right, you can make up some good time.”
The racing gets underway Friday September 30th at 1:25 p.m. ET. It is a 60 minute time certain event. The race will air on Versus, Saturday, October 29 4 p.m. Eastern and also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast.
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 at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi/. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.
The Sitter In Theaters December 9th
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Pirelli World Challenge
Now in its 22nd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America’s premier road and temporary street courses.