Frisselle Brothers signed to race PCM's Pontiac GTO.R Ventura, California (July 24, 2006) -- Pacific Coast Motorsports is delighted to announce that racing brothers, Burt and Brian Frisselle, will remain active in the 2006 Grand American Rolex...
Frisselle Brothers signed to race PCM's Pontiac GTO.R
Ventura, California (July 24, 2006) -- Pacific Coast Motorsports is delighted to announce that racing brothers, Burt and Brian Frisselle, will remain active in the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series having signed them to compete in the GT division piloting the team's #98 Ironclad/Wine Country Motor Sports Pontiac GTO.R staring with this weekend's 'Porsche 250 Presented by Bradley Arant', hosted at the stunning Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, 28th-30th July.
The Frisselle's, veterans of 20 Daytona Prototype starts in the Rolex Sports Car Series, now switch their driving talents to the GT class and a car that boasts a qualifying race victory, third place podium finish and a sixth in its two previous outings this season. Pacific Coast Motorsports, in addition to campaigning the #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley in the Daytona Prototype class, debuted the #98 Ironclad/Wine Country Motor Sports Pontiac GTO.R in the GT division back in May at Laguna Seca.
On that occasion the driver pairing of David Empringham and Ross Thompson delivered a credible sixth place maiden finish. It proved to be a strong platform for the Ventura-based operation to build on as they then capitalized on having the talents of Boris Said in the car alongside Thompson for the next round in Phoenix. Said duly steered the #98 Pontiac GTO.R to victory, and full points, in the qualifying race before going on, together with Thompson, to take an historic third place podium finish behind the factory Pontiac GTO.R's -- a GM sweep of the top-three.
Looking ahead to running Burt (24) and Brian Frisselle (22), PCM Team Director Tyler Tadevic commented on the Californian siblings; "We enjoyed a good test recently with Burt and Brian and I was impressed with their abilities. They're no strangers to the demands of competing at the highest level of sports car competition given their experience in the Daytona Prototype class. I'm thrilled we've been able to sign them up to drive the #98 Ironclad/Wine Country Motor Sports Pontiac GTO.R as we look to continue our support of the factory entries this season, starting again this weekend at Barber, before we hopefully have a run at the GT championship ourselves next year."
Brian Frisselle enjoyed his first outing in the #98 car getting used to a different view behind the wheel; "It was a lot different of course than what I have been driving lately, and certainly a different sight picture from the drivers seat! But the car is a lot of fun to drive, and I am pretty sure that it will be even more fun to race, and to get the chance to do this with Burt is a great opportunity."
"The GT class is really competitive, with a lot of good teams, cars and drivers, so I know it's going to be a tough fight," Burt Frisselle remarked. "But the car is fast and the team obviously knows what they are doing, so hopefully we can get a good result in our debut. I also think that having driven so much in a Prototype is going to help us deal not only with the DP's, but also the other GT's in traffic, so we are really looking forward to the race at Barber."
Sunday's race from Barber Motorsports Park kicks off at 2pm local time with coverage on SPEED Channel live at 3pm EST. Timing and scoring can also be found online at: www.grandamerican.com