Tomy Drissi rejoins Team Sahlen for the 60th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Tomy will join Bruno Junqiera, Joe Sahlen, Joe Nonnamaker and Will Nonamaker. Both the #42 and #43 Sahlen BMW-Rileys will feature the upcoming Bruce Willis movie, A Good Day To Die Hard, opening February 14th.
The event will mark a return for Tomy to the Sahlen camp, having driven with the team in 2005. Tomy shared his thoughts on rejoining the team for the 24. – “I am very excited to be re-joining Team Sahlen and running in the Rolex 24.
“I remember our adventures together way back in 2005 with the Sahlen Porsches,” said Tomy. “They are my idea of a perfect race team; a professional group with the right amount of family atmosphere thrown in to make it fun.”
“The ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona is one of the premier endurance events in the world,” Tomy continued. “To be able compete in this event within the Daytona Prototype class with a chance to win overall is a dream come true.”
Earlier this month, the team participated in the “Roar before the 24.” The test was the last chance for teams to shake down their race cars before the big ROLEX 24 at Daytona that is held at the end of January
For Tomy and Team Sahlen, the test was another step in the process of learning a new race car and class. While not new to the ROLEX series, 2013 marks the Team Sahlen’s transition into the Daytona Prototype class with their 2 BMW-Rileys.
The Rolex 24 features international stars of Daytona Prototype and GT class racing twice around the clock in the ultimate test of driver and machine. The race will go green at 3:30 PM Saturday, January 26 and take the checkered flag 24 hours later at 3:30PM, Sunday, January 27. The race will air on SPEED.
A Good Day To Die Hard (In theaters February 14, 2013) Since the first “Die Hard” in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.
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 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. In 2011 Tomy returned 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.
Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.
Find out more about Tomy Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or follow Tomy on Facebook /tomydrissi and Twitter @tomydrissi