Trois-Rivieres: Tomy Drissi preview

Tomy Drissi looks for a repeat podium finish in the Grand Prix De Trois-RiviÈRes TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec - 2000 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires® Cup "Most Improved Driver," Tomy Drissi, intends to repeat his podium performance when...

Tomy Drissi looks for a repeat podium finish in the Grand Prix De Trois-RiviÈRes

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec - 2000 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires® Cup "Most Improved Driver," Tomy Drissi, intends to repeat his podium performance when the Trans-Am Series returns for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières on Aug. 1-2. Last year, in just his second appearance on the challenging street circuit, Drissi finished third in his best effort of 2002.

Once again, Drissi, who drives the No. 5 Stuck on You, The Movie Jaguar XKR, is looking to make his race at Trois-Rivières his best to date this season. "We've had some bad luck this year and Trois-Rivières is the place where I'd like to turn it around," explained Drissi, who has two top-ten finishes thus far, posting his highest finish of sixth place at Lime Rock Park. "We had a really good race last time. I've got the same team and the same car, so we'll see what we can get this time."

Drissi, who is currently 10th in points, has his sights set on the top spot on the podium this time. "The tough breaks we've had this season will keep us out of the title hunt," continued Drissi. "I'm not racing for points here; I'm racing for the win. I'd really like to get that Hollywood ending!"

Drissi is looking forward to his return to the demanding street circuit. "This is a tight and bumpy track that demands the utmost from both the car and the driver. To be successful here, you need to understand your car's capabilities and how to best nurture the nuances of the track."

"There are passing opportunities here, if you've got the nerve," added Drissi. "For instance, Turn 1 is deceivingly wide and it'll suck you in. But you better protect the inside or you'll lose any real estate you gained."

To Drissi, Trois-Rivières is much more than just a race track. "I love this city and the people here. I just feed off their energy. The whole city is thinking about and supporting the race. For me, that takes it to the highest level. It actually makes me more focused on my racing and the need to perform well," concluded Drissi.

Round 7 of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires® Cup will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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