Trans Am Champion, Tomy Drissi, driving the No. 8 Burtin Racing Camaro, will descend on Road America, August 23-25, representing the exciting new blockbuster movie Predator. From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
“I’m really excited having the PREDATOR on board for Road America,” said Tomy. “Fans are going to love what we’ve done with the livery on the No. 8 Camaro. We’re looking for a big comeback after our struggle at Mid-Ohio. Road America is the perfect track and the No. 8 Predator Camaro is just the car to do it.”
“Any driver will tell you, Road America is a dream sports car track,” added Tomy. It’s fast it’s technical and there’s plenty of room to race and stretch your legs. I know the Burtin boys will have a great car under us. I’m ready to go racing!”
Tough Day for Drissi at Mid-Ohio for Pirelli Trans Am First Energy 100
“Just a tough day out there,” noted a disappointed Drissi. “The clutch was misbehaving right from the start. We fought back and settled in running 5th, just behind Boris. Unfortunately, the lead group were off and running. Our times were as good if not better… but there was just a lot of ground to make up.”
Another full course caution came out on lap 24. Caught up in lapped traffic, Tomy found himself in 9th place again.
“I knew there was plenty of time left,” said Tomy, “so I just kept my head down and was able to work my way back up to 5th. By lap 34 though, I knew we were in trouble. Clutch problems forced us to park and end our day early. It was really too bad… we definitely had a podium car.”
“I really have to thank Burtin Racing and the GoShare folks,” added Tomy. “The Burtin crew had us dialed in right off the trailer. We’ll be back in the hunt at Road America and the No. 8 Predator Camaro will be out there setting the pace. Count on it!”
Be sure and catch Tomy and the Burtin Racing No. 8 Predator Camaro at the Ryan Companies Road America Classic at Road America in Wisconsin, August 23-25. Legendary Road America is a four-mile, 14 turn road course that has been challenging the worlds best drivers for over 60 years.
Trans Am testing will get underway Thursday, August 23 and the TA cars will qualify Friday, August 24. The flag will go green for the main event, Saturday at 11:10AM EST.
Fans can keep up with the Trans AM Series presented by Pirelli throughout the event at www.gotransam.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam and on Twitter at @gotransam.
Opens September 14, 2018. From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
About The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli:
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. The Trans Am Series is operated by The Trans Am Race Company, LLC (TARC), and oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series. For more on the Series visit www.gotransam.com, “like” Trans Am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam, or follow Trans Am on Twitter @gotransam
GoShare’s Mission is to make the delivery of big-box items as easy and convenient as a click away from the purchase transaction. GoShare’s Vision is to own the last-mile delivery of big-box items utilizing the largest network of trucks and vans in the world. As consumers demand faster delivery for their products, retailers and wholesalers must adapt and deliver products like never before. The dedicated team at GoShare has been working diligently these past three years to develop modern transportation solutions for businesses which sell bulky items including furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics, and more. GoShare has successfully created a platform to seamlessly connect truck & van owners with retailers who need help with the cumbersome and ungrateful task of delivering goods from store to home, “The last mile.”
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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
• 2018 Trans Am Series West Champion