Tomy Drissi to Drive Straight Outta Compton Trans Am Corvette at Mid Ohio in the Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy
August 13, 2015
Tomy Drissi will drive in The Trans Am Series Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this coming weekend, Round 7 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship. Tomy will also compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Children’s Hospital 200.
“I’ll be driving the Tony Ave prepared Trans Am Corvette with the Straight Outta Compton livery,” said Tomy. “We’ll be promoting the movie on both the Trans Am car and our NASCAR Toyota. The car has really been causing a lot of excitement everywhere it shows up. We ran at Watkins Glen last week and the fans loved it.”
“It’s always fun to come back and race with the Trans Am guys,” added Tomy. “I raced in this Series for so many years… and of course won a Championship. It’s great racing. The cars are so powerful and the racing is so close. It’s incredible. And to come and run a Tony Ave prepared car is icing on the cake!”
“Mid-Ohio just seems like the perfect track for Trans Am cars,” Tomy continued. “It’s a beautiful place and a great race track. And the place is steeped in Trans Am history. All the great pony wars that took place here with legendary drivers in legendary cars… it’s a perfect setting. I’m really excited to jump in and mix it up with these guys and gals!”
Trans Am will officially begin the weekend at Mid-Ohio on Thursday, August 13 with a pair of afternoon practices with TA2 taking to the track at 1:30 p.m. ET and TA and TA3 on track at 1:55 p.m. Friday will commence with “Fast Five” qualifying beginning at 8:10 a.m. with the TA class, followed by TA2 at 8:45 and TA3 at 9:00. A second set of practices will then be held at 11:15 a.m. with TA2 first then TA and TA3 at 11:30. Those sessions will then be followed immediately by the second chance to qualify at 11:45 a.m. Trans Am will also host an open house at 12:40 p.m. with drivers available for autographs throughout the paddock.
Festivities for the FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge, presented by 3-Dimensional Services, will commence on Friday August 14 at 4:35 p.m. with the 101.96 mile, 45 lap TA2 race formally beginning at 4:45 p.m., concluding Trans Am activities for the day.
On Saturday, August 15, The Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy will begin pre-race ceremonies at 12:45 with the 101.96 mile, 45 lap TA and TA3 race starting at 12:50 to conclude Round 7 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship.
Fans can keep up with all the action throughout the weekend at www.gotransam.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam and on Twitter at @gotransam. Live timing and scoring can be found at gotransam.com/live-timing.
How to watch:
All the Trans Am action from Mid-Ohio will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, with the Next Dimension 100, presented by FirstEnergy, featuring TA and TA3, airing on Saturday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge, presented by 3-Dimensional Services, featuring TA2, airing on Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Straight Outta Compton
Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how they revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980's, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of "The World's Most Dangerous Group", featuring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing the role of his father, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell as the late Eazy-E.
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.
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
About The Trans Am Series:
The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, 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), through a five-year agreement in which TARC oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series.
Defending Champions include: Doug Peterson (TA), Cameron Lawrence (TA2), Ernie Francis, Jr., (TA3 American Muscle) and Jason Berkeley (TA3 International).
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