Road Atlanta: Tomy Drissi race notes

Tomy Drissi, driver of the no. 5 Daredevil/Pyro Jaguar XKR, finished seventh after qualifying 12th in today's Trans-Am Race. NOTE 1 - Drissi inked a multi-race deal with FOX to promote n new movie, "Daredevil", to be released on 02/14/03.

Tomy Drissi, driver of the no. 5 Daredevil/Pyro Jaguar XKR, finished seventh after qualifying 12th in today's Trans-Am Race.

NOTE 1 - Drissi inked a multi-race deal with FOX to promote n new movie, "Daredevil", to be released on 02/14/03. Additional information about the upcoming film can be found at www.daredevilmovie.com.

NOTE 2 - BACKGROUND STATS...Ranks ninth in the points standings...Finished third at Trois-Rivieres, his first podium finish since Mosport in 2000...Has six top-ten finishes in ten 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.

On his race today... "It was OK today to finish seventh. We tried so many things because I was behind as a driver that the car was pretty sloppy today. But I hung in there with it and we kept going and it paid off with seventh place points.

"On my pit stop, I had to wait for my teammates to finish and leave, so that may have cost us some, but I'm a team player and I support the team.

"This race was very important for us to secure our position in the points standings. We moved up to seventh and a cushion between eighth place. We're feeling good heading into VIR for the last race."

On his battle with Paul Fix and John Baucom... "We had our own race going within the race. Paul (Fix) was not blocking, it was just hard to get around him. He knows what he's doing and I had to wait for the right time. I focused on getting through the corners to pull away from both of them. Then later, I passed Bob Ruman for position under the bridge.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Fix , Tomy Drissi , Bob Ruman , John Baucom