Trans-Am Champion Will Pull A Triple-Header Weekend
Returning to the No. 89 Intersport In Time / Muscle Milk LMPC car is just one race in Tomy Drissi’s weekend triple header at Mid-Ohio. Tomy will join Kyle Marcelli in the No. 89 LMPC for the American Le Mans Series race then jump over and do two rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge series in the No. 47 TrueSpeed In Time / Muscle Milk 997 Porsche GT3 Cup car. ”I’ve been looking forward to this weekend all year,” said Drissi. “I’ll be busy for sure. But I know I can count on Intersport to turn out a great car for the weekend. Kyle has been fast everywhere we’ve been and I know we’re both really excited about doing well on Intersport’s home track.”
The 2.258-mile circuit at Mid-Ohio is always a popular stop with the ALMS drivers. Coming right at the mid-point of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season, it’s the race where many teams hope to hit their stride and hope to secure their position in the championship or at least begin to mount their challenge. Fans are guaranteed to see some of the best racing of 2011 and Tomy, Kyle and the Intersport crew fully intend to deliver.
Tomy’s livery for this event will feature the new movie starring Justin Timberlake, In Time which will be in theaters October 28th. Tomy will be signing posters at the driver’s autograph session featuring the No. 89 car in its In Time livery.
Fans are also invited to log on to Tomy’s Facebook page and participate in his Mid-Ohio Fan Photo contest. It’s easy to enter… just get out your camera and shoot. Then go to Tomy’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi and click on Contest in the left menu to enter your best photo of the week. It’s that simple. Make sure to remind your friends to also go to the page and cast a vote for your photo. There’ll be three winners, with the highest vote getter receiving three (3) pairs of tickets and second and third highest vote getters each receiving one (1) pair of tickets redeemable at any AMC Theater.
The American Le Mans Series Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge will go green at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 6 and will also be streamed live on ESPN3.com from 3:15 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast on ESPN2 on tape delay, Sunday, August 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
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.
IN TIME – In Theaters October 28th
In Time presents a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. [VIEW TRAILER]
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the world`s leading sports car championship and is recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing. In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple classes of cars – purpose-built prototypes and production-based Grand Touring automobiles – race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing. All cars in the Series compete using one of five approved alternative fuels or energy sources: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85 or E10, Isobutanol and electric hybrid technologies. The Series has more automobile marques involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom. The ALMS competes at North America`s premier road racing tracks and selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.