Tomy Drissi Finishes Third In Trans Am at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 20, 2018
Tomy Drissi Finishes Third In Trans Am at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and First in Trans Am West
TEAM RELEASE - Trans Am Champion,Tomy Drissi, took the No. 8 GoShare Chevrolet Camaro, for Burtin Racing, to the third step on the podium for the Berryman Trans Am at the Brickyard, and topped off the day with a win in the Trans Am West division. The three day event, saw Trans Am’s 60-car entry tackling the 2.43 mile road course at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“What an incredible weekend,” said Tomy. “Burtin Racing gave me a podium worthy car and I did everything humanly possible to hold up my end of the bargain. People sometimes forget, this is a team sport. Sure, the driver maybe the face of that team, but the heart and soul comes from the team. The crew at the track and those back at the shop pour everything they’ve got into putting a good car on the track and under their driver. Today, I was not going to let them down.”
Drissi was served with a drive through penalty while running second with nine laps remaining, falling back to fifth. Working his way forward and a spin by David Pintaric last lap pass of Simon Gregg, in the No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette, would secure Drissi a podium finish.
“The real competitor we felt this weekend was mother nature,” said Drissi. “I’m pretty good in the heat, though I feel like it affected both the cars and the drivers. I made contact with David (Pintaric), which wasn’t intentional— David’s a good guy and I’ll race with him any day. But, I got black flagged and came in, then got back to work in fifth position, got by two cars on the last lap and caught the third place finish. Hey, a P1 in the West Coast and a P3 in Trans Am— I’ll take it. Thank you so much to Burtin Racing. They work so hard and are true professionals.”
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and the Berryman Trans Am at the Brickyard, was a three day event featuring Trans Am’s 60-car entry tackling the 2.43 mile road course at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two competitions: the TA2 class’ Berryman Muscle Car Challenge and the multi-class Berryman Trans American featuring TA, TA3 and TA4.
The event was Trans Am’s second-ever appearance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and featured the TA2 class’ Berryman Muscle Car Challenge. Also in attendance was the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association holding their Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
Fans can catch the action from Trans Am’s two races through live streaming, free on Motor Trend On Demand, with replays of the stream available following the event for Motor Trend On Demand subscribers.
The weekend will also be showcased at CBS Sports Network Sunday July 1 at 2:00 PM ET in a 60-minute highlight show and weekend recap.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and the TA, TA3 and TA4 classes will resume competition August 2-3 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.