Trans Am Champion, Tomy Drissi, and Burtin Racing will be back in action this weekend at Sonoma Raceway for the Trans Am West presented by Pirelli Round 2 of west coast action. On track activity’s begin with Friday testing followed by practice on Saturday. The team will qualify Sunday to set the grid for the main event. The race will take the green at 7:10PM EST.
Tomy will be driving Burtin Racing’s #8 GoShare Axalta Chevrolet Camaro in a retro livery taking it’s queue’s from Tomy’s personal vintage 1970 factory Chaparral Camaro… the only surviving car of three factory cars built by Jim Hall. The car will be on display in the team’s paddock.
“These are fun weekends,” said Tomy. “Sonoma is such an iconic track… and I know I’m going to have some great door-to-door racing with my good buddy, Greg Pickett. He’s a long time friend and we always enjoy some great racing together.”
“I’m really looking forward to get back in the Burtin Racing GoShare Axalta Chevrolet Camaro,” added Tomy. “This is a fantastic team and I know I’ll have a fast car under me. It’s a big confidence boost when you know you have a team like Burtin Racing giving you their best effort.”
Tomy has some ground to make up following last month’s event at the Auto Club Speedway. Despite leading the race and setting another track record, fastest lap of the race, half way through the TransAm feature, Tomy suffered a mechanical failure.
“We’ll have the ’70 Jim Hall Chaparral factory Camaro that ran in Trans Am on display for the weekend, just the way it ran back in the day,” noted Tomy. “I’m honored just to have it here. When we found out I was going to run Claudio’s (Burtin) Camaro body, I sent him a picture of the Chaparral car. What the team has done with this car is commemorate the Jim Hall Camaro on a modern Trans Am car. It’s pretty cool.”
The Trans Am West Cost Championship runs June 1-3 at Sonoma Raceway.
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Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion.
His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challengea
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.
• 2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
• 2015 TUDOR Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
• 2016 WeatherTech Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
• 2017 Three wins in the Trans Am Series
• 2017 WeatherTech Series. 1st Place Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta