Tomy Drissi forms own race team

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - 1999 Trans-Am "Rookie of the Year" Tomy Drissi has formed his own race team, Drissi Motorsports, and will compete in the entire BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series 2000 season. During his rookie season in Trans-Am ...

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - 1999 Trans-Am "Rookie of the Year" Tomy Drissi has formed his own race team, Drissi Motorsports, and will compete in the entire BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series 2000 season. During his rookie season in Trans-Am competition, Drissi drove with AutoCon Motorsports, based in San Diego, Calif. Drissi Motorsports, located in Hollywood, Calif., will partner with Stewart Racing based in Rosamond, Calif. Stewart Racing will prepare and crew Drissi's car for each race. Drissi has purchased the Ford Mustang previously driven by two-time Trans-Am champion Paul Gentilozzi during the 1999 season. "I was weighing the pros and cons of which team to run with this year when the idea of starting my own team hit me," explained Drissi who already owns Drissi Advertising which designs, engineers, and manufacturers displays for the motion picture and home video industries. "It took one day to decide to do it. I called three people that I needed to work with to put the team together and everyone said 'yes' without hesitation." "I listened and learned so much last season, enough to put a team together I hope. I want to do everything right," continued Drissi, who finished 10th in the points in 1999. "That's why I bought Gentilozzi's car. I wanted the best car and I wanted, indirectly, to become an extension of Rocketsports. It was a new car with only 13 races. With that car, I'll have the same benefit as 10 years of Trans-Am racing experience which will jump-start my experience level ten-fold. It's a car that will be good for the next few years." Drissi has his strategy set for the 2000 Trans-Am season. "I want to run in the top-seven because with that comes success but still room to improve," said Drissi who scored four top-ten finishes including a career-best fifth place at Vancouver last season. "If things go as planned, we should finish consistently in the top-seven. Consistency is important, but I'd love to hit that podium a few times this year, too." The 2000 Trans-Am series season begins at Sebring International Raceway on March 17th as part of the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring weekend.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi