Kicking off his 2014 season, Trans Am Champion, Tomy Drissi will bring his driving talents to Performance Tech Motorsports driving the No. 38 Prototype Challenge car. Drissi will make his debut with the team at the inaugural IMSA TUDOR Championship 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 23-26, at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. The No. 38 Prototype will feature the movie, Rio 2, opening in theaters April 11th.
“I’m really looking forward to running with Performance Tech,” noted Tomy, “and participating in the 2014 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. These guys run a great program, and I’m thrilled to be in the car.”
“I’m starting off at Daytona running in the Rolex 24, filling in for Charlie Shears,” continued Tomy. “Charlie’s on the mend and getting ready for Sebring. So, for me, this is a perfect way to kick off the year… I can’t wait. I’ll continue with the team as the third driver in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. I owe a big thanks to Charlie and the team for putting this all together.”
“The idea of incorporating four epic endurance races into the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup…. especially on such legendary road courses, is nothing short of brilliant,” added Tomy. “It’s exactly what the sport needs and will really showcase sports cars and sports car endurance racing. Ed Brown and his group have really gone the extra mile in making this happen. Patrón putting their name and stamp on this championship within a championship lends an incredible amount of credibility and prestige to the title…. this has been a long time coming. Personally, I want to thank Ed and Patrón for stepping up. It means a lot.”
Tequila Patrón is the entitlement partner of the four-race North American Endurance Cup and Official Spirits Partner of IMSA and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. In addition, Tequila Patrón will continue its primary sponsorship of the two-car Extreme Speed Motorsports team in the Prototype (P) class, as well as its title sponsorship of the TUDOR Championship event on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., on April 11.
The twice around the clock endurance Rolex 24 at Daytona is held on the 3.56 mile road course of Daytona International Speedway and will feature cars competing in four different classes; Prototype (18), GT Le Mans (11), Prototype Challenge (9) and GT Daytona (23). The race starts Saturday at 2:10PM and will end 2:10PM Sunday. Television coverage begins on FOX at 2PM EST, January 25.
The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.
The 2014 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup encompasses the four iconic endurance races in the TUDOR Championship: the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 25-26; the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway on March 15; the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International on June 29; and the 1,000-mile or 10-hour Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Oct. 4.
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.
A regular participant in the American Le Mans Series and IMSA paddocks, Drissi will contest the North American Endurance Championship with Performance Tech Motorsports in the No. 38 Prototype Challenge division.
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 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