Tomy Drissi will kick off his American Le Mans Series 2013 Championship run this weekend joining BAR1 Motorsports in the No. 7 G.I. Joe Prototype Challenge car at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. This is the 61st running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The green flag drops 10:45am, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Race coverage will be provided by SPEED, please check your local listings.
“You wait all winter for this day,” smiled an enthusiastic Drissi. “I’m really excited about this year’s program. I’ve positioned myself with a fantastic team in BAR1 Motorsports and I’m teamed with a talented co-driver in Rusty Mitchell. We’re in a good position to contend for the podium at every race.”
BAR1 Motorsports returns to the American Le Mans Series and the 2013 Prototype Challenge Championship for the teams second full season and with its strongest effort to-date. BAR1 will field two ORECA Prototype Challenge cars. Tomy Drissi and Rusty Mitchell will campaign the No. 7 car in G.I. Joe Retaliation livery. While Chris Cumming and Kyle Marcelli will drive the No. 8 Evident Capital car. Chapman Ducote will join Tomy and Rusty in the No. 7. Joining Marcelli and Cumming at Sebring will be veteran pilot, Stefan Johansson.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D(also known as G.I. Joe 2 or G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation) is an upcoming 2013 American science fiction action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises. It is a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The film was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. G.I. Joe: Retaliation features an ensemble cast, starring Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun reprising their roles from the first film. North American release date is March 28, 2013.
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. 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.
Find out more about Tomy Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or follow Tomy on Facebook /tomydrissi and Twitter @tomydrissi
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the world`s leading sports car championship and is recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing. In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple classes of cars – purpose-built prototypes and production-based Grand Touring automobiles – race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing. All cars in the Series compete using one of five approved alternative fuels or energy sources: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85 or E10, Isobutanol and electric hybrid technologies. The Series has more automobile marques involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom. The ALMS competes at North America`s premier road racing tracks and selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.