By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
As the revolving door of drivers continues at StarCom Racing, the team has recruited 2009 Trans-Am Champion Tomy Drissi for Sonoma Raceway. Drissi will pilot the No. 00 GoShare Chevrolet Camaro SS in the Toyota / Save Mart 350.
Sunday’s race will mark the fifth start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Drissi and his first since 2014. In those four starts, he has a best career finish of 38th (three times), and three starts at Sonoma. The 59-year-old also has 11 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a best career finish of 18th at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2010.
The sponsorship of Drissi is not GoShare’s first foray into NASCAR. The company has sponsoring Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverados in four races this season with more on the horizon.
“GoShare is excited to be a part of the NASCAR race in Sonoma with Tomy Drissi in our first appearance with the Monster Energy Cup Series,” stated Shaun Savage, CEO of GoShare. “Tomy has been an excellent brand supporter of GoShare and motorsport has given us an opportunity to get in front of a wide-ranging audience. We look forward to cheering Tomy on this weekend in Sonoma.”
Outside of NASCAR competition, Drissi has multiple starts in Trans-Am, the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, and other series. The road racing veteran has earned several class wins, including the 2017 running of the historic Petit Le Mans in the Prototype Challenge class. Drissi has also been a controversial figure in sports car racing, having been banned twice from Trans-Am competition.
“It was important to SCR to bring in a road course veteran, such as Drissi, especially after his success at Sonoma only two short weeks ago”, said Matthew Kohler, SCR President. “Our Team Manager, Derrike Cope, has a long-standing relationship with Tomy and we believe that this combination is going to be a perfect fit for our team’s road course debut.”
Sonoma marks the 21st race in StarCom’s history. In the 20 races to date, the first-year team has a best finish of 20th with Landon Cassill at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now Drissi will look to improve not only his best career finish, but StarCom’s as well.