Following his 5th place finish at Mid-Ohio, Tomy Drissi is ready to take on the America’s National Park of Speed, Road America. Driving the No. 8 Tony Ave Corvette, for Murder on the Orient Express (in theaters November 10), Tomy will be joining a field of 58 additional Trans Am competitors across the Series’ four classes and two 101.2-mile races, the Trans Am Road America Classic, featuring the TA, TA3 and TA4 classes, and the Road America Muscle Car Challenge, featuring the TA2 class.
Joining Trans Am at Road America this weekend are NASCAR Xfinity, holding its Johnsonville 180, and the ACRA Racing Series.
“I’m really looking forward to the weekend,” noted Tomy. “Road America is one of those tracks, as a driver, you just love to drive. It’s not unlike getting on the best ride in an amusement park, you can’t wait until you get to go again. It’s challenging, it’s fast… and if you get it right, it’s really fast.”
“It’s been a few years since I’ve lapped Road America in a sports car,” added Tomy. “My last few visits I ran with NASCAR. So, it’ll be nice to pilot a TransAm car with plenty of power and good handling. It’s going to be fun.”
Murder on the Orient Express [In theaters November 10] Starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, a lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Trans Am Road America Event Schedule:
Friday August 25, 2017
1:50 PM – 2:20 PM TA, TA3, TA4 Practice 1
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM TA2 Practice 1
Saturday August 26, 2017
9:50 AM — 10:30 AM TA, TA3, TA4 Practice 2
10:20 AM — 10:50 AM TA2 Practice 2
4:00 PM — 4:20 PM TA Qualifying
4:20 PM — 4:40 PM TA3/TA4 Qualifying
4:40 PM — 5:00 PM TA2 Qualifying
Sunday August 27, 2017
8:05 AM — 9:15 AM Trans Am Road America Classic – TA, TA3, TA4
9:20 AM — 10:30 AM Road America Muscle Car Challenge – TA2
*all times central
Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion.
His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challengea
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
• 2016 WeatherTech Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
The Trans Am Series is America’s Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. have all won multiple championships under the Trans Am name.
While Trans Am will always be dedicated to honoring its history and legacy, it is far from simply living in the past. Since the addition of the Trans Am Race Company, LLC in late 2011, Trans Am has experienced unprecedented growth as a new class based model has been implemented. Now, three distinct classes take center stage; TA, TA2 and TA3, Trans Am is positioned to power into the future, not live in the past.
The iconic Trans Am Series – America’s Road Racing Series – is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.