Drissi nabs a top-5 finish at Long Beach

Tomy's car livery features a different movie at each ALMS event.

In what is typically referred to as his home event, Tomy Drissi brought excitement and EPIC movie fun to the sold-out hometown crowd with his BAR1 Motorsports Prototype Challenge entry, the No. 7 EPIC (the movie) ORECA FLM09.

Tomy and co-driver, Rusty Mitchell secured a 4th place finish in the 2-hour race through the streets of Long Beach.

Tomy was extremely pleased with the results.

#7 Bar1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Tomy Drissi, Rusty Mitchell
#7 Bar1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Tomy Drissi, Rusty Mitchell

Photo by: Jeff Davidson

"The Long Beach Grand Prix was a fantastic weekend. We caught up with a lot of old friends and had a great time entertaining everyone with our EPIC (the movie) race car. Kids were lined up having their photographs taken… exactly what this event is all about. Great fun!

We had a few tough breaks during the race and we struggled a bit with the setup. But our guys on the BAR1 team gave an all out effort.

Rusty Mitchell did a great job during his time in the car. We both pushed really hard. We'd have like to have grabbed that third spot on the podium, but we'll settle for fourth. It was a good effort by everyone."

Tomy's car livery features a different movie at each ALMS event. Long Beach was no different as the No. 7 prototype machine rolled through the city streets featuring the upcoming movie, EPIC.

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it.

When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours.

This film stars Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Amanda Seyfried. Learn all about Epic, play games, and read more about Epic characters as you get ready to experience this adventure in theaters May 24!

The next round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the American Le Mans Monterey from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, May 11. American Le Mans Series at Long Beach is the second round of the 10-race ALMS championship. ESPN2’s coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 12 with live coverage is available on ESPN3 starting at 6:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomy Drissi , Rusty Mitchell
Teams BAR1 Motorsports
Article type Race report
Tags alms, bar1 motorsports, drissi, long beach, oreca