Unitech Racing and Drissi Motorsports to Campaign Full SPEED World Challenge Season Rosamond, Calif. (February 29, 2008) -- Unitech Racing, Inc. and Drissi Motorsports will campaign a full season of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge...
Unitech Racing and Drissi Motorsports to Campaign Full SPEED World Challenge Season
Rosamond, Calif. (February 29, 2008) -- Unitech Racing, Inc. and Drissi Motorsports will campaign a full season of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in 2008 with Tomy Drissi piloting the No. 15 Chevrolet Corvette. 20th Century Fox, one of many long-time studio sponsors of Drissi Motorsports, will once again support Drissi for a number of races this year, with an upcoming movie release featured on the car at each race.
Drissi, of Hollywood, Calif., has joined forces with Unitech Racing, of Rosamond, Calif., to run a Chevrolet Corvette with CRD Engines. The pairing of Drissi Motorsports and Unitech Racing reunites Drissi with the team he had great success with in 2000, earning him his first professional win in the SCCA Trans-Am Series at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Drissi was the 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year and won the BBS Most Improved Driver Award the following year. Unitech Racing also earned Crew of the Year Award in 2000.
A veteran of 77 Trans-Am starts, 38 top 10s, 15 top fives and nine podiums including a pole and win at Long Beach, Drissi brings depth and experience to the team.
"I believe all the right pieces are in place to win the SPEED GT Championship this year," Drissi said. "We have a great team, a proven fast car, reliable power, and great sponsors."
After many miles of off-season testing at Willow Springs International Raceway, the team hits the road next week headed for the SPEED GT season opener at Sebring International Raceway. The 20th Century Fox release of "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," opening March 14, will be prominently featured on the No. 15 Corvette. The SPEED GT race is scheduled for Friday, March 14, at 4:40 p.m. (EST).