Tomy will be back with NEMCO-JRR driving the No. 87 The Counselor Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its annual stop at the legendary Watkins Glen road course for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, Sunday, August 11.
Drissi, a Trans Am Champion and regular in the American Le Mans Series is making his second appearance for NEMCO-JRR this season. He ran last month at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota / SaveMart 350.
Tomy and the No. 87 team will be sponsored by The Counselor movie scheduled to open later this fall on October 25th.
Tomy is grateful for the team and to have another opportunity to run with the guys in Sprint Cup.
“I really appreciate having the opportunity to run with this great team.
“And I especially want to thank “Front Row Joe”, Jay Robinson, Tom Legeman and the #87 Team for the giving me another chance to race not only with their team but also in NASCAR with some of the best drivers in the world.
“Racing at The Glen is an absolute thrill in any car. Throwing a Cup car around this place will be epic.
“The fans are really going to love seeing The Counselor movie on the No. 87. The movie is an edge of your seat ride from start to finish… just like racing at The Glen. It’s going to be a fun weekend.”
Tomy will resume his regular American Le Mans Series drive with BAR1 Motorsports at Baltimore for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by Tequila Patron, Saturday August 31. Tomy will join co-driver Rusty Mitchell in the No. 7 Prototype Challenge car.
The Counselor [movie] opening in theaters, October 25, 2013.
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller THE COUNSELOR, starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.
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. He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. 2011 saw Tomy’s return to the American Le Mans Series, 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. In 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.
Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.
For more information on Tomy Drissi please visit www.Tomydrissi.com