Tomy Drissi Dominates Inaugural 2017 Trans Am West Championship presented by Pirelli at Willow Springs
Driving the No. 8 Ghost in the Shell, Tony Ave Racing prepared Corvette, Tomy Drissi lit up the course at the legendary Willow Springs International Raceway for the inaugural 2017 Trans Am West Championship presented by Pirelli. The 2009 TransAm Champion cracked open the record books setting the fastest time of the weekend and winning the 100 mile event.
This was Tomy’s second trip to a TransAm podium this season, having just finished second place finish at the series season opener in Sebring. The win here at Willow Springs holds a special meaning for Tomy, given his history here and the proximity his hometown of Hollywood.
“What a great weekend,” said Tomy following the race. “Lacy, my wife, brought our two children, Jagger and Elin to their very first race. That was a lot of fun. Racing out here at Willow Springs is always special… but winning, man… that’s just awesome. I had a great car all weekend. Tony (Ave) promised me a fast a car… and he delivered. My crew guys were spot on with this thing from the minute we rolled it off the transporter.”
“The racing was really good,” Tomy continued. “Greg Pickett was giving me some heat early on, and then Kyle Kelley and I were swapping the lead back and forth. All the TA cars were pretty quick and putting on a really good show. I’ll tell you, I have to give huge props to Adam Carolla…he came out here and did a great job. I’m not sure he’s driven with this much horsepower under him before, but man, he did great!”