2009 Trans Am championTomy Drissi will team up with Bruno Junqueira in the BAR1 Motorsporst No. 26 “War for the Planet of the Apes” car, when the team descends upon Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, June 3rd., part of the prestigious Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear weekend.
Tomy will also compete in Saturday’s TransAm Series Motor City 100.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back into the Prototype with Bruno,” said Tomy. “We communicate well, we’ve won together, and Bruno is always quick.”
“Plus I love coming to Detroit,” added Tomy. “Everyone here is totally into the cars and the racing. It’s a challenging track and the fans appreciate it. Everywhere we go, fans come up to us and it makes the whole weekend a party. We always get called out for the movie we feature on the car, so I know they’re going to love that we’re promoting War for the Planet of the Apes.
In theaters July 14, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.
The WeatherTech Championship Prototype, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona classes compete in the 100-minute race on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, a challenging 2.3-mile temporary street circuit. The race will be televised live on FS2, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 3. It will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app with FS2 authentication.
The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic begins with live coverage on FS2 and the FOX Sports GO app at 12:30 p.m. Live in-car camears, timing and scoring and IMSA Radio will be streamed on IMSA.com and the IMSA mobile app. Action begins with a 30-minute warm-up session at 8 a.m.
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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 International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) is the sanctioning body of the WeatherTech Championship, the road-racing series resulting from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Ferrari Challenge North America and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.