Road Atlanta: Tomy Drissi pre-race notes

Tomy Drissi Looking Forward to Today's Petit Le Mans BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 25, 2004) -- Tomy Drissi, and co-drivers Michael Lewis and Melanie Paterson, are looking forward to today's Petit Le Mans ALMS race at Road Atlanta after this ...

Tomy Drissi Looking Forward to Today's Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 25, 2004) -- Tomy Drissi, and co-drivers Michael Lewis and Melanie Paterson, are looking forward to today's Petit Le Mans ALMS race at Road Atlanta after this morning's half-hour warm-up. The trio's Autocon Racing team worked through the night to repair damage to the No. 12 Elektra -- Looks Can Kill Only in Theaters Jan. 14 Riley & Scott Mk. IIIc Elan LMP1 car after a crash in qualifying.

Drissi said the team really stepped it up to get the car ready for today's race.

"The team worked extremely hard to make repairs to the car last night," said Drissi. "Most of them only got three hours of sleep last night, so today's race will be a true test of endurance.

"The car fine in the warm-up," added Drissi. "We just scrubbed in some race tires and made sure everything was tight and ready for the race. Though we're starting last today, this is a long battle. We'll run consistent laps, and hopefully the race will come our way."

Chevy presents Petit Le Mans will get the green flag at noon (EDT) today. The race will cover 1,000 miles, or 10 hours, whichever comes first on Road Atlanta's 2.54-mile, 12-turn permanent road course. LIVE race highlights will air on SPEED at 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and the conclusion of the event at 7:30 p.m. All times are EDT.

Tomy Drissi, who hails from Hollywood, Calif., is a longtime sports car racer and has competed in the American Le Mans Series, Trans-Am and vintage racing. Drissi owns award-winning motion picture advertising firm Drissi Advertising.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomy Drissi , Michael Lewis , Melanie Paterson