Long Beach: Tomy Drissi preview

DRISSI KICKS OFF HIS SEVENTH SEASON IN TRANS-AM LANSING, Mich. (April 6, 2005) Veteran Trans-Am series driver, Tomy Drissi kicks off his seventh season in the series when he takes to the streets for the Cytomax Challenge during the Toyota...

DRISSI KICKS OFF HIS SEVENTH SEASON IN TRANS-AM

LANSING, Mich. (April 6, 2005) Veteran Trans-Am series driver, Tomy Drissi kicks off his seventh season in the series when he takes to the streets for the Cytomax Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 10th. Driving the No. 5 SAHARA the Movie Jaguar XKR, Drissi looks to maintain the momentum of last year's successful season, when captured his first career pole, four top-five finishes and finish fourth in the championship.

Making his 69th career start, Drissi looks forward to returning to his "home track" and the scene of his first victory. "A street fight!," described Drissi. " The Long Beach course is very challenging. You must have a car that can put the power down and one you can trust as you fly into the corners."

In 1999, Drissi was honored with "Rookie of the Year" and in 2000 named "Most Improved Driver". To date, Drissi has a win, a pole, seven podium finishes, 11 top-fives, 31 top-tens and a lap completion rate of over 89%.

The Cytomax Challenge is schedule for April 10th and 3:15pm Pacific Time. A one hour recap of the race from the streets of Long Beach can be seen on SPEED TV, Sunday April 17th at 1:30pm Eastern Time.

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Series Trans-Am
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