Tomy Drissi Aiming to Turn Pace into Points at Road Atlanta Trans Am
March 27, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, CA. - March 26, 2019 - The second round of the 2019 Trans Am presented by Pirelli season gets underway at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend at a track where veteran sportscar driver Tomy Drissi has tasted success before.
Drissi has competed in various formulas at Road Atlanta, but perhaps his finest hour came in 2017 when he won the IMSA 10 hour Petit Le Mans endurance race. The circuit can only be described as a happy hunting ground for the driver dubbed “The Rockin’ Moroccan” who has a win, a second place and a third place to his name in IMSA events at the track.
This Sunday, March 31, Drissi and his team Burtin Racing will compete in the ultra competitive and prestigious Trans Am TA Class and will no doubt be looking forward to a fast weekend just like in Sebring. Earlier in March down in Florida, Drissi qualified his No. 8 Burtin Racing Dark Phoenix / Auto PLAYHOUSE Chevrolet Camaro on the front row of the seventeen car grid at the season opener.
This time around, Drissi will be looking to turn that raw pace into points and at the 2.54-mile southern circuit where he has experience and success he will be one to watch this weekend. Speaking ahead of the weekend’s action, Drissi was undeniably upbeat when he said, "I have been wanting to get back at Road Atlanta where I have had some great battles and victories and I can't wait to get back in the car. I know the team has been working very hard to resolve a few issues that we came across during the last race - we were so close to getting on the podium. [I’m] looking forward to seeing some of the best fans around in Atlanta and motorsports when we get there. The track is very iconic and amazing to drive in these cars. Happy to have Auto PLAYHOUSE on the racecar and looking to get another excellent qualifying result again for the team like in Sebring and top spot in the race.”
56 cars are entered in the flagship round which is the second race of 2019 Trans Am presented by Pirelli season, a series that this year comprises a stacked 11 race National program. The 100-mile race has an usually early start time of 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, and the weekend will be shared with SVRA as part of the Spring Vintage Classic.
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