Trans-Am Champion Set For A Triple-Header Weekend
Tomy Drissi’s weekend triple header at Mid-Ohio will also be the Trans-Am Champion’s debut with the TrueSpeed racing team. Tomy will do two rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge series in the No. 47 TrueSpeed In Time / Muscle Milk 997 Porsche GT3 Cup car then join Kyle Marcelli in the No. 89 Intersport In Time / Muscle Milk LMPC car for the American Le Mans Series.
“This will definitely be a busy weekend” said Drissi. “Even though the World Challenge sessions are short, that can work both ways. While it isn’t as physically demanding, it’s less time to acclimate yourself to the car. And, I have the added pressure of fitting in with the TrueSpeed guys.”
The 2.258-mile circuit at Mid-Ohio is always a popular stop on the Pirelli World Challenge tour. It’s the perfect combination of long straights, high-speed curves and unique elevation changes. It is truly a sports car mecca. While he has enjoyed previous success at the track, 2nd in Trans-Am and 3rd in the American Le Mans LMP1 class, Tomy will be driving a new Porsche 997 Porsche GT3 Cup car for the first time at Mid-Ohio.
Tomy’s livery on the new Porsche will feature the upcoming movie starring Justin Timberlake, In Time which will be in theaters October 28th.
“I’m really hoping to continue to build on my experience with the Porsche,” Tomy noted. “I’ve got some good teammates at TrueSpeed and the team really has the ear of Porsche’s factory support. I’ll also have the benefit of sharing information with Patrick [Long]. I don’t think there’s another Porsche driver out there with the knowledge and the willingness to share.”
Fans are also invited to log on to Tomy’s Facebook page and participate in his Mid-Ohio Fan Photo contest. It’s easy to enter… just get out your camera and shoot. Then go to Tomy’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi and click on Contest in the left menu to enter your best photo of the week. It’s that simple. Make sure to remind your friends to also go to the page and cast a vote for your photo. There’ll be three winners, with the highest vote getter receiving three (3) pairs of tickets and second and third highest vote getters each receiving one (1) pair of tickets redeemable at any AMC Theater.
The Pirelli World Challenge Mid-Ohio Grand Prix presented by StopTech rounds 7 and 8 will be easily accessible to viewers around the world, and will feature audio play-by-play and color commentary from the voice of the series, Greg Creamer. The races will also be available live to Droid phone users. The online feed for Round 7 of the Pirelli World Challenge Sports Car Wars season is scheduled to start at 10:40 a.m. Eastern/ 7:40 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, August 6, while Round 8 will start at 11:25 a.m. Eastern/ 8:25 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, August 7.
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 competing in 7 rounds and 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. Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.
Find out more about Tomy at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi/. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.
In Time in Theaters October 28th
In Time presents a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
Pirelli World Challenge
Now in its 22nd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America’s premier road and temporary street courses.