Birmingham: Frisselle Racing qualifying report

Frisselles ready for GT debut at Barber (Birmingham, AL) 29 July 2006-Burt and Brian Frisselle continued their GT class education on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park as Brian posted a 1:32.904-second lap to take seventh on the GT grid for ...

Frisselles ready for GT debut at Barber

(Birmingham, AL) 29 July 2006-Burt and Brian Frisselle continued their GT class education on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park as Brian posted a 1:32.904-second lap to take seventh on the GT grid for Sundays Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant.

The Barber round marks the GT class debut for the young brother driving duo, who have signed with Pacific Coast Motorsports to drive the Ironclad/Wine Country Motorsports Pontiac GTO.R this weekend.

The lap marked another fast one so far this weekend for the Frisselles, who have continued to adapt quickly to their new machine as they learn more nuances of racing a car with the engine in front of them rather than behind as they always have.

"We are still learning the car and we might not have gotten everything out of it in qualifying today," said Brian. "But this car is really good in race trim, and I think we should have a good shot tomorrow."

Not only is the engine ahead of them for the first time in their careers, but there are a myriad other things for the Frisselles to adapt to this weekend running in the GT class.

"The driver change is something we have been practicing a lot, just because it's much different from what we are used to in the Prototypes," said Brian. "Some of the other controls in the car, like the roll-bar adjustment, are also in different places than we are used to, so we've been trying to go through every possible scenario in practice so everything is second nature and we'll be ready to go in the race tomorrow."

"It's a long race tomorrow and while we were hoping we could have started closer to the front, the GTO.R is excellent once the tires get some laps on them, so we are pretty confident about what our race pace is going to look like," said Burt. "This has been a lot of fun so far this weekend, and I know we are going to have a good run tomorrow."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brian Frisselle