On This Day in Trans Am History: Dec. 9, 1958

December 9, 2020

On This Day in Trans Am History: Dec. 9, 1958

On this day in 1958, Tomy Drissi was born in Hollywood, California.

Drissi began his Trans Am career in 1999, when he finished eighth at Long Beach driving a Ford Mustang and earned Rookie of the Year honors. The following year, he tamed the streets of Long Beach for his first career Trans Am victory.

Drissi’s best season was 2009, when he captured the TA title in a Jaguar XKR, winning at Portland among four podium finishes.

“The Rockin’ Moroccan” also finished third in the points in 2010. This past season, he finished second in the championship driving the Burtin Racing No. 3 Lucas Slick Mist Camaro, and was mathematically eligible entering the final race of the season.

He also ran two seasons in TA West, taking the 2018 championship while finishing second in 2017 – when he won all three of his starts. Drissi’s combined career total is 137 races, nine victories, 40 podiums and a dozen poles.

Drissi’s cars are fan favorites. His company, Drissi Advertising, specializes in the design 3D engineering and manufacturing of theatrical, home entertainment, out of home and retail displays. Taking his job to the race track, his car often carries sponsorship advertising current popular movies.

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