Motorock Trans-Am Series veteran, Tomy Drissi, kicked off the second half of the 2004 season with a second place finish in Trios Rivieres, Quebec. During the 35th Le Grand Prix de Trios Rivieres the driver of the No. 5 Taxi -- The Movie Jaguar XKR never missed a beat as he turned in his strongest performance of the year.
This is Drissi's third second place finish in five races. He attributes his success to a goal he set coming into the 2004 season which was to learn everything he could from Rocketsports owner Paul Gentilozzi and teammate Tommy Kendall. "I keep watching the guys with more experience," describes Drissi. "I am absorbing it like a sponge. This weekend I paced Paul and tracked his movement on the track and learned more from him."
Another contributing factor to Drissi's recent accomplishments is the outstanding service of the Rocketsports team. Drissi and crew have found a chemistry that leads to success on the track. "This year we've found something that works," said Drissi. "Shawn (Robb) and H.B. (Fuller) give me fast cars that handle great. I give them input on the car and they are able to make the changes that work. The entire team is dedicated to the success of the No. 5 car." Rounding out the No. 5 team is engine specialist, Brian Tringal, and tire specialist, Ken Houk.
The race for the Trans-Am championship is tight, as only six points separate Drissi in fifth place, with 127 points from Jorge Diaz in second, with 133. Gentilozzi leads the series with 153 points.
Drissi is optimistic for a win at the Grand Prix of Road America. Round Seven of the Motorock Trans-Am season is set for Saturday August 2, 2004 at the legendary 4.048 mile permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.