Pleasant Hill, CA Nov. 9, 2011 – SNT Motorsports Development Corporation announced today that veteran driver & Trans Am Champion Tomy Drissi has joined the SNT driver lineup for the 2011 25 Hours of Thunderhill race in December. The addition of Drissi rounds out a lineup that includes road ace Chris Cook, Dave Smith, Kai Goddard, Jared Thompson, and team owner Steve Tarpley. The team will be racing in the SNT Motorsports Ford GT.
Highlights of Drissi’s career include the 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year Award, 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 competing in 7 rounds and taking 1 win, 1 pole, 3 podiums, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens; following up in 2011 in ALMS Prototype races – 2nd Long Beach, 3rd Lime Rock, 1st Mid Ohio, 1st Baltimore and 2nd Petit Lemans. A native of Hollywood, Drissi owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas.
The SNT Motorsports Ford GT represents a significant challenge by an American built race car to the dominance of Porsches in the 25 hour race in recent years.
Team owner Steve Tarpley commented, “Adding Tomy to our team really pulls the lineup together. We have been working with Genoa Racing this fall to get the car to where we want it, now the last piece of the puzzle is in place”.
Drissi remarked, “I’m very excited to be joining the SNT Motorsports team for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. It’s a great opportunity to race an iconic American built car in a highly competitive environment. This is a race that really tests drivers, car, & crew. I took a short break after the regular season ended, but I don’t like to be away from the drivers seat for too long, and I am ready to go.”