Road racing Champion, Tomy Drissi, will be back in action this weekend, driving the #26 JGL Racing Toyota Camry in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Children’s Hospital 200 at the legendary Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Tomy will rejoin JGL Racing with the Toyota Camry carrying the livery for Universal Picture’s new release, Straight Outta Compton, the story of iconic recording group, NWA. Coming off a solid run at Watkins Glen, the team is focused and ready to push the Straight Outta Compton Toyota to the front.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary for the third year of the NASCAR Xfinity Series event held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 15, 2015. Ten patients and their families get to spend the day with some of the biggest names in NASCAR.
“This is a fantastic event,” noted Tomy. “Lacy Drissi and I recently became parents to twins, so it’s extra meaningful to be here and help out with such a worthy cause. This one hits close to home.”
“We had a good week at Watkins Glen,” Tomy continued. “I’m really looking forward to climbing back into the JGL Racing Toyota. We struggled a bit … but I think we’ve got things worked at. Plus, I had a really good run here with the JGL guys last year… we finished 19th. And, this is such a great place to be racing. Plus I’m really excited to bring Universal Pictures to Mid-Ohio and promote the movie, Straight Outta Compton.”
Watch the XFINITY Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Saturday Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra, MRN Radio, SiriusXM
It should be noted, Tomy will also run in the Trans Am Series Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy, also featured at Mid-Ohio.
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