Teaming up with JGL Racing and Paramount Pictures, Tomy Drissi brings the awesome summer blockbuster movie, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D to NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Tomy will drive the No. 93 JGL Dodge Challenger at Watkins Glen for the ZIPPO 200 at the Glen, August 9th and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, August 16. JGL will campaign three cars in the events.
Tomy, a Trans Am Champion and accomplished road racing driver, continues to make his presence known on the stock car circuits. He has become a “go-to” driver when the series hits the road courses. Tomy is excited to participate with JGL and to drive with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle livery on his No. 93 JGL Dodge Challenger.
“This is a great combination,” said Tomy. “Seriously, I don’t think it gets much better than this. I’m with a great team in a great series and racing at two iconic road courses. And if that weren’t enough, I’ll be driving the No. 93 Dodge Challenger with one of the most exciting movie liveries we’ve ever campaigned; The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D. It’s going to be a ball.”
“I really appreciate the guys at JGL for all their enthusiasm, hard work and the trust they’ve put in me,” added Tomy. “And I can’t say enough about the drivers in Nationwide. These guys are top notch pros and they treat me like one of their own. This is serious hard core racing on two of the best tracks in North America. I couldn’t be happier.”
Watkins Glen is one of America’s premier and historic road course. Situated in the hills of upstate New York, the 2.45 mile circuit features several elevations changes, sweeping high speed corners and the historic bus stop that always tosses a little extra excitement into long high-speed backstretch. Toss in a few traffic jams on pit lane and you’ve got all the ingredients for Nationwide racing at its best.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8:
— 9:30-10:50 a.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice, FOX Sports 1
— 2:10-3 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
GARAGECAM PRESENTED BY MOBIL 1
— 1:40 p.m.: Nationwide Series
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9:
— 9:40 a.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2
— 2:15 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at the Glen (82 laps, 200.9 miles), ABC
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 3D (Opens August 8th) Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
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.
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.
Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.