Birmingham: Frisselle brothers Friday report

Progress is key for Frisselles at Barber Birmingham, AL (29 July 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle continued work at Barber Motorsports Park, improving the pace of their RX.com-sponsored BMW/Doran during Friday's practice session for Sunday's ...

Progress is key for Frisselles at Barber

Birmingham, AL (29 July 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle continued work at Barber Motorsports Park, improving the pace of their RX.com-sponsored BMW/Doran during Friday's practice session for Sunday's Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant. The young brother duo scored a fast lap time of 1:23.695 during the day, improving on their time from the Thursday test day.

Working with their experienced Synergy Racing engineer Gary Grossenbacher, Burt and Brian have worked with a variety of set-ups as the team works to find the right balance on the car.

"We definitely made progress today," said Burt. "We really didn't like the way the car was handling this morning, so Gary came up with a bunch of changes, and the car just felt a lot better in the afternoon, even though the conditions weren't as good. We still have some work to do for tomorrow and for qualifying, but I'm feeling much better about it after this session than I was earlier!"

Burt and Brian took turns at the wheel of the Synergy Racing machine, which carries a high-horsepower Dinan-prepared BMW motor. The Barber event is his first in the Daytona Prototype, but after two days of running at the 2.3-mile track, Brian is feeling like he knows the quick way around.

"I definitely feel comfortable on the track, but the traffic is unbelievable!" said Brian. "I don't think I got a clean lap in that entire session. But, that's how it's going to be for the race, so it's good to experience that today so I can work to find spots that are going to be good to pass during the race. There aren't that many, so every chance you get will be important to make the most of it. You always want to set a fast time every time you go out on track, but what matters is how the car is for the race on Sunday, so we're just focused on that."

Saturday's practice session will get started at 10:00 AM, with qualifying slated for 1:15. Burt and Brian will also be participating in an autograph session beginning at 11:30 AM.

As the youngest full-time driver pairing in the top Daytona Prototype class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, Burt and Brian Frisselle have generated a lot of excitement about the future of American road racing. The two brothers, who are now based in Miami but have lived all across the country in California, Hawaii, and New Hampshire, have teamed with RX.com to race with one of Grand Am's most successful teams in Synergy Racing. Burt has one year of Rolex competition under his belt, while younger brother Brian is in his rookie season in the top Daytona Prototype category.

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Series Grand-Am
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