Pirelli World Challenge Series’ Rounds 5 and 6 at Mosport International Raceway
Leaving the sunny confines of Hollywood, California, Tomy Drissi is heading to Canada where he will drive the No. 5 Kung Fu Panda 2 / Muscle Milk Porsche GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge Series’ rounds 5 and 6 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowemanville, Ontario.
Known for its rolling terrain and high speed corners, Mosport with its enthusiastic race fans is always a favorite among drivers. Tomy is no exception.
“I love coming up to Canada,” said Tomy. “The fans are the best. They’re knowledgable and they are totally into the racing. We always have a good time here and we’re always treated extremely well.”
The track also has a history of providing very good racing. Tomy has had several stand-out performances at Mosport including 3rd place at the 2000 Trans-Am Series event and again in 2003 when he put his Rocketsports Jaguar XKR on the outside pole… just heartbeat off the quick time of then teammate, Scott Pruett.
“We’ve had some great runs over the years at Mosport,” Tomy added. “It’s a fast track… but it can be a very unforgiving track. Going over the top of turn two can be a real eye-opener… yet coming up the backside on the Andretti straight, it’s nothing short of a thrill.”
Through the first four rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge Series, Tomy has managed to better his finishing position in each and every race. He’s anxious to keep that streak alive.
“We’re making a lot of headway finding my comfort level with the Kung Fu Panda 2 Porsche,” said Drissi. “I’m getting much more comfortable with nuances of the car and I’m anxious to see how it responds to this track. The Porsches should be very good here.”
The No. 5 Porsche GT3 will carry the Kung Fu Panda 2 in Theaters May 26 livery for both Pirelli World Challenge rounds this weekend. The schedule calls for two practice sessions on Friday with qualifying and Round 5 on Saturday. The schedule will repeat with qualifying and Round 6 on Sunday. The Pirelli World Challenge events are running as part of the Mosport Victoria Day Speedfest, May 20-22, 2011. Both races will air Saturday, June 18 3 p.m. Eastern on Versus.
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 Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or on Facebook. You can follow Tomy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi.
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. For more information on the series, visit www.world-challenge.com.
Kung Fu Panda 2 in Theaters May 26 – http://www.kungfupanda.com/
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