Driving the #26 JGL Racing Toyota Camry in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen, Road racing Champion, Tomy Drissi, put in a hard fought battle putting the Straight Outta Compton can 25th place overall.
With the Toyota Camry carrying the livery for Universal Picture’s new release, Straight Outta Compton, the story of iconic recording group, NWA, Tomy and the JGL crew fought electrical gremlins through out the weekend.
“The electrical issue droves us crazy all weekend,” said Tomy. “Of course, when something puts you behind in practice, you end up chasing the setup on race day. We never really got it 100% right… and in this series it’s a battle even when you’re a 100%. The crew worked really hard getting the Straight Outta Compton Toyota ready for the race.”
“I was hoping we could get a little more out of the car for race day,” added Tomy. ”We still never ever gave up. Obviously, we are not happy with the 25th place results. We are better than that. We’ll recover and get better results at Mid Ohio. Bringing Universal Pictures to NASCAR and promoting the movie, Straight Outta Compton, was an important step. The fans absolutely loved the car here at The Glen.”
Tomy’s next outing will be a double header August 15 at Mid Ohio for the Children’s Hospital 200. Look for the Straight Outta Compton cars in the Children’s Hospital 200 and the Trans Am Series race, The Next Dimension 100.
Straight Outta Compton
Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how they revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980’s, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of “The World’s Most Dangerous Group”, featuring Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. playing the role of his father, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell as the late Eazy-E.
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.
Tomy’s 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
• 2000 Trans-Am Long Beach Champion
• 2009 Trans-Am Champion.
• 2010 ALMS (one off race) Prototype LMP1 3rd. at Mid Ohio
• 2011 saw Tomy’s return to the American Le Mans 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.
• 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.
• 2013 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Best result at Mid Ohio starting 38th and finishing 19th.
• 2014 IMSA LMPC at Daytona 3rd.
• 2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
• 2015 TUDOR Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona