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Tomy Drissi Set For The 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

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March 17, 2011 Sebring, Fla. Tomy Drissi will start Saturday's 59th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida driving the Intersport Racing #89 LMPC car sponsored by X-Men: First Class - in theaters 6.3.11. The 12 Hours of Sebring will mark Tomy’s first outing behind the wheel of the new LMPC class of cars.

No stranger to sports car racing, Drissi has competed in Trans-Am, World Challenge and has driven in the American Le Mans Series' premier Le Mans Prototype class with Autocon Racing. He'll be joined in the #89 Intersport LMPC car by Kyle Marcelli and Rusty Mitchell.

“My experience has been pretty much in sports cars (Trans-Am) with big horsepower and without a lot of down force," said Drissi. "The big challenge will be managing the amount of grip these prototypes produce and then understanding where the limits are. Our goal is to manage our car and be there at the end fighting for the win."

“It's exciting to be driving for Intersport Racing as third driver at endurance events in 2011," Tomy continued. The team has always worked hard with only a fraction of the resources of larger and factory teams."

I also want to acknowledge FOX Pictures for their support," noted Drissi. "The car will carry sponsorship for FOX Picture's new movie X-MEN: FIRST CLASS in theaters 6/3/11. Also a special thanks to Jon and Clint Field for bringing me on board and helping make this all work.”

-source: tomy drissi PR

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomy Drissi , Clint Field , Kyle Marcelli , Rusty Mitchell
Tags alms, drissi, sebring