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Wednesday
Jun192013

Tomy Drissi Heads to Sonoma Raceway Driving the No. 87 Wolverine Toyota

Tomy Drissi once again will head to Northern California for The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2013. The Trans Am Champion was hired by NEMCO-JRR for the NASCAR road course event. Tomy has driven in both NASCAR SPRINT Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series events.

Tomy and the No. 87 team will be sponsored by The Wolverine [movie] opening in theaters, July 26, 2013.

"We're very excited to have Tomy in the car," said Joe Nemechek. "He brings a lot of road racing experience and should be really good at Sonoma."

Tomy shared Joe's enthusiasm.

"This is a great opportunity to run with a great team.

"I especially want to thank "Front Row Joe", Jay Robinson, Tom Legeman and the #87 Team for the giving me the chance to race with the best drivers in the world.

"I've always enjoyed running at Sonoma. Pushing a Cup car around this place and putting The Wolverine movie in front of the fans should be a lot of fun."

The Wolverine is an upcoming American/Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine and is intended to be the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character. Set sometime after X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages a mysterious figure from his past in a fight that has lasting consequences. Vulnerable for the first time, and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel, but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than ever before.

The Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway airs live on TNT at 2:00PM ET, Sunday, June 23.

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.

His 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 and Trans-Am Champion. He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. 2011 saw Tomy's return to the American Le Mans Series, 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. In 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.

Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

For more information on Tomy Drissi please visit www.Tomydrissi.com 

For more information contact NEMCO-JRR PR

 

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