Alton, VA (September 29, 2020) – Trans Am Presented by Pirelli Former Champion, Tomy Drissi, took on the challenging double header weekend at Virginia International Raceway in the Burtin Racing/Lucas Oil SlickMist Chevrolet Camaro. Starting the Saturday race from fifth position, Drissi put on a great show for the fans on Live Stream while he battled it out with the star-studded field to make it to third. Unfortunately, his podium position would be taken away by a multicar incident that would force him to finish sixth. Sunday showed a strong start with Drissi starting on the front line next to Earnie Francis Jr, yet luck would strike again, and a cut tire would bring him in for an unscheduled pit stop, putting him at sixth place again.

“You can have a million things go right, everything can be perfect, but all you need is one or two things to go wrong on track and it can ruin it all. We had the best car and some of the best racing this weekend in the battle between (Chris) Dyson, Boris (Said), Paul Menard and Ernie (Francis Jr).” Drissi said of the first of the double headers. “Sunday came with its own challenge when we lost our position from a cut tire towards the end of the race.” Drissi said of the unscheduled pit stop on Sunday” I just wish we could have put the Lucas Oil SlickMist Camaro on the podium this weekend. They’ve done so much, and the Burtin Racing team made it all happen, but luck wasn’t on our side.”

Coming out the Virginia International Raceway double header, Drissi a contender for the 2020 championship with four races left on the schedule.

Circuit of Americas – November 7, 2020
Road Atlanta – November 21 & 22, 2020 (Double Header)
Laguna Seca – December 6, 2020

You can follow the Lucas SlickMist Camaro and Tomy Drissi live by downloading the Trans Am Presented by Pirelli app in the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store or by following Tomy Drissi on his social media from the links below.

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About Tomy Drissi:
Tomy Drissi is an American racing driver, multi-winner IMSA driver, and Trans Am champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, and NASCAR.

Born December 9th in Hollywood, California, Tomy also owns a motion picture creative advertising agency. 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 Long Beach Grand Prix Champion
  • 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the year
  • 2009 Trans-Am Champion
  • 2010 ALMS (one-off race) Prototype LMP1 3rd. at Mild Ohio
  • 2011 Drissi teamed up with Kyle Marcelli for a return to the American Le Mans LMPC division. He scored a 2nd at Long Beach, 3rd at Lime Rock, 1st at Mild Ohio, 1st at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and 2nd at Road Atlanta- 10 hour 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 2nd at the season finale, 10 hour Petit Lemans.
  • 2013 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Best result at Mid Ohio starting 38th and finishing 19th
  • 2014 IMSA LMPC Rolex 24 at Daytona 3rd
  • 2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
  • 2015 TUDOR Series, 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
  • 2016 WeatherTech Series, 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona
  • 2017 Three wins in the Trans Am Series
  • 2017 WeatherTech Series. 1st Place Motul 10 hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta
  • 2018 Trans Am Series West Champion
  • 13 wins, 51 podiums, approximately 75 top fives and 12 poles
  • Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi, with two beautiful children, Elin and Jagger.

Follow Tomy Drissi on Social Media at the following:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomydrissi/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomydrissi/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tomydrissi 
Website: http://tomydrissi.com/ 

For media inquiries and booking opportunities:
Contact Julia – julia@drissi.com

About the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli:

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli 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), and oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series.

2018 Champions include: Ernie Francis, Jr. (TA), Rafa Matos (TA2), Alline Cipriani (SGT) and Warren Dexter (GT).

For more on the Series visit www.gotransam.com, “like” Trans Am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam, or follow Trans Am on Twitter @gotransam

For media inquiries, contact:
Amy Greenway at amy@sundaymanagement.com
Matt Cleary at mcleary@gotransam.com 

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