Tomy Drissi Suits Up For A Double Header At The ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón

September 16, 2011

It’s a full slate for Tomy Drissi as he heads to the Monterey Peninsula and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for this weekend’s ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey Presented by Tequila Patron and Round 11 of the Pirelli World Challenge.

Currently the most winning driver combination in the LMPC class, Intersport has chosen to break up the winning pairing of Kyle Marcelli and Tomy Drissi. With the duo coming off their most recent win at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, Drissi will join Ricardo Vera and Luca Moro in the No. 37 The Sitter / Muscle Milk LMPC, while Marcelli will hook up with the Ducote brothers, Chapman and David driving the Merchant Services / Lafarge / DynaPep car.

“I really like working and driving with Kyle,” said Tomy. “If the team thinks this is the best way to go and give Intersport more opportunities to get on the podium, I’m in! Ricardo is a great young driver. He’s mature beyond his years and I think we’ll do well.”

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been recognized as a world-class sports car racing venue for more than 50 years. The ModSpace Monterey is one of the season favorites among teams and fans alike. On the American Le Mans side of things, Tomy will pair up with Ricardo Vera and Luca Moro to run six hours into the darkness driving the Intersport Racing No. 37 The Sitter / Muscle Milk LMPC car. If racing in the dark doesn’t get you excited, dropping the equivalent of five and a half stories through the downhill Corkscrew Turn will.

“I’ve got my hands full for the weekend,” added Tomy, “but I like it that way. I have a hard time sitting still unless I’ve got a steering wheel in my hands. And I love this track. I can’t get enough of it. It’s road racing the way it’s supposed to be… you’re always busy. The elevations changes, the high-speed corners… it’s a blast.”

Tomy will also compete in Round 11 of the Pirelli World Challenge Series driving the No. 47 TruSpeed / The Sitter / Muscle Milk Porsche GT3.

The ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón will go green Sept. 16 at 1:30 PM (PT). The race will air on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 17 and be carried live on ESPN3 beginning at 12:50 PM.

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.

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