TOMY DRISSI, DRIVER OF THE NO. 5 DAREDEVIL/PYRO JAGUAR XKR, WAS SEVENTH QUICKEST IN THE FIRST TRANS-AM PRACTICE SESSION WITH A TIME OF 1:52:196.

NOTE 1 - BACKGROUND STATS.Ranks eighth in the points standings.Finished third at Trois-Rivieres, his first podium finish since Mosport in 2000.Has seven top-ten finishes in 11 starts.In 2001, finished 11th in the points standings.Had five top-ten finishes and two "Fast Five" starts.In 2000, was voted "Most Improved Driver".Won the "Rookie of the Year" title in 1999.

NOTE 2 - On his afternoon practice session. "The traffic was a major deal out there this afternoon. At one point, a slower car actually drove me off the track. I really wanted to be able to have gotten down to the low 51's so feel really comfortable for qualifying. But for the conditions, the car has performed well. There's more in me and the car."

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