Toronto: RSR preview

RSR ANTICIPATES GOOD RESULT IN TRANS-AM'S RETURN TO TORONTO EAST LANSING, Michigan (July 15, 2010) - The RSR Trans-Am team will be back in action this weekend, competing north of the border as part of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round 6 of the...

RSR ANTICIPATES GOOD RESULT IN TRANS-AM'S RETURN TO TORONTO

EAST LANSING, Michigan (July 15, 2010) - The RSR Trans-Am team will be back in action this weekend, competing north of the border as part of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round 6 of the 2010 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series. New livery will grace the #5 Jaguar XKR driven by Tomy Drissi as he searches for his second victory of the season.

North America's oldest surviving professional road racing series brings a rich history and tradition in its return to Toronto's street course. It has been five years since the American V8 Sedan's last competed on the 1.755 mile, 11-turn temporary street course around Exhibition Place. RSR Principal Partner Paul Gentilozzi recorded history in 2005, breaking the Trans-Am 'Most Wins' record when he took the checkered flag marking his 30th series' victory. This year, his squad backs Drissi who will make his third start in Toronto; 92nd in the Trans-Am Series. Drissi's Toronto resume consists of two top-five starts and finishes behind the wheel of the Jaguar XKR - his best result being third in 2005.

Sitting third in the Drivers' Championship, Drissi heads to the city dubbed Hollywood North coming off his third top-three performance in 2010. The owner of Drissi Advertising will be promoting 20th Century Fox's new movie by Oliver Stone, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps out in theaters September 24

"I am really looking forward to returning to the streets of Toronto," said Drissi. "It is exciting to be a part of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend; I know the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series will put on a great show for all the amazing fans that turn up. My priority this weekend, and for the remainder of the season, is to put the #5 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Jaguar XKR in victory circle once again. Tony Ave has to be stopped this weekend! And we need strong performances to reclaim the championship lead and eventually the title.

"The Toronto venue is unique because it is the only street course we will race on this season. There is not a lot of room for passing and it is very bumpy. Every time we get on track it will be vital, and so will our qualifying position. I know RSR will give me a strong car to put up the fight and I am ready for the challenge; I hope Toronto is ready for me."

-source: rsr

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Tony Ave , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi
Teams CIP