Tomy Drissi enjoyed his weekend being among the first drivers to race at Austin’s Circuit of The AmericasTM. Circuit of the Americas is the United States’ first purpose-built Grand Prix track and entertainment facility. As part of the United States Grand Prix Formula One weekend, Drissi raced the Good Day To Die Hard TruSpeed Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in Sunday morning’s 10 Lap Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West race.
“The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA race was a blast,” said Tomy. “Not only was it a great opportunity to drive on this world-class facility, it was a great weekend. We were able to introduce more race fans to Fox and our movie themed cars and we were part of US racing history”
“I had a tough race though,” added Tomy. “I started sixth and immediately got up to third by turn one. Unfortunately, I got smacked pretty hard in the rear and the car wasn’t right after that. The rear end of the car was really in a bad way. I was able to continue… but the handling was really bad. I managed to get a few spots back and end the day in eighth. The TruSpeed guys worked hard having a good car all weekend. It’s too bad we didn’t get the chance to show what the Good Day To Die Hard Porsche could do.”
The new 3.427-mile, 20-turn Circuit of the Americas, designed by veteran F1 architect Hermann Tilke, was a big hit with everyone involved. Race day saw 117,000 spectators and received world wide coverage and acclaim. For Tomy, the weekend was a valuable opportunity to gain knowledge of the new track prior to the first American Le Mans Series race which is scheduled as a double-header weekend with the FIA World Endurance Championship on Sept. 20-22, 2013.
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
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.