Back together with TruSpeed Racing, Trans Am ChampionTomy Drissi, kicks of the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season in the #47 TruSpeed 3 Stooges Porsche GT3. This is the third straight year series begins its race season in Florida with a big doubleheader weekend. The weekend activities are part of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IZOD IndyCar event. Round One is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, while Round Two is on Sunday, March 25.
Fresh of his run at the 60th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring in the American Le Mans Series LMPC division, Tomy is looking forward to reuniting with his Porsche GT3 and his teammates at TruSpeed.
“I was really beginning to get a good feel for the Porsche toward the end of last season,” said Tomy. “Street racing is always a challenge no matter what you’re driving. But I like it. We’ll be back in Long Beach next month with the RSR American Le Mans LMPC car and the TruSpeed Porsche… so, these two rounds in St. Pete are a good way to kick things off.”
“Plus, I’m really thrilled to be back with the guys at TruSpeed,” added Tomy. “The Morgan’s really know these Porches inside and out and they know how to get the job done. It’s a huge confidence builder when you know you have the support of the best team in the paddock.”
Tomy’s #47 Porsche GT3 livery this week will feature Larry, Moe and Curly, The 3 Stooges. While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.The movie opens in theaters nationwide on April 13, 2012.
The St. Petersburg events will air on NBC Sports, Sunday, April 8th at 4:30-6PM eastern. Note, time and date subject to change. View live streaming on www.world-challengeTV.com day of races and continuously on demand after races.
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 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. In 2011 Tomy returned 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.
Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.
World Challenge – The Most Relevant Road Racing In The World
Celebrating its 23rd season in 2012, the Pirelli World Challenge Championship has built its legacy around providing fans the most competitive road racing in the world, and the series has earned well-deserved praise the past few years from publications such as AutoWeek, Car & Driver and RACER Magazine for doing just that. But what really sets World Challenge GT, GTS and Touring Car apart from all other series is the “everyday” element it brings each event. World-class drivers piloting production-based cars that come from more than 10 auto manufacturers – it’s a formula that has and will continue to serve the interests of manufacturers, drivers and, most importantly, automotive enthusiasts and race fans.