Homestead: Frisselle Racing qualifying report

Frisselles take fifth on Homestead grid (Homestead, FL) 24 March 2006-- Burt Frisselle will start from fifth on the grid in the GlycoMax Porsche-Doran for Saturday nights Linder Industrials Grand Prix of Miami after posting his fastest lap of ...

Frisselles take fifth on Homestead grid

(Homestead, FL) 24 March 2006-- Burt Frisselle will start from fifth on the grid in the GlycoMax Porsche-Doran for Saturday nights Linder Industrials Grand Prix of Miami after posting his fastest lap of the weekend with a 1:14.652-second lap in qualifying at Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday.

As the green flag waved for the fifteen-minute qualifying session, the Synergy Racing crew held the GlycoMax car in the pits for a crucial twenty seconds as the rest of the field took to the track. The plan worked well, as Burt had clear running once he set off, giving him a clear shot at posting some quick laps free of slower cars.

"The car was great and pretty much has been all weekend, so I'm pretty happy with taking fifth tonight," said Burt. "Our plan for qualifying worked like we were hoping it would, and I was able to get some clean laps in early in the session. I ended up passing two cars on my fastest lap, so that's even more encouraging for tomorrow, because that's going to be the plan-pass as many cars as possible."

Qualifying ran without interruption until late in the in the session, giving Burt the chance to set some fast times and keep shaving time off to move up the charts.

"I'm pretty excited to get a fast lap in late in the session, because I was well past the prime of the tires, but we were still quick, and that's really encouraging for the race tomorrow," said Burt. "I think we are really good under braking and in most of the infield, so hopefully we can put that advantage to work in the race."

The young brother driver duo is looking forward to making the most of the hometown event, and the two Miami residents have been feeling confident thanks in part to a car that's been in the running all weekend.

"This is a great place for us to start tomorrow," said Brian. "We know we have a fast race car, and that once the races gets going we should be able to move up. The car is really easy to drive and easy to get the most out of it, and that's going to be key once the tires get some laps of them and begin to lose grip, because we should still have a good balance and be able to keep a good pace late in our stints."

Saturday will feature one warm-up session before the race gets underway at 6:30 PM local time, with an 8:00 PM ET start time for the Speed Channel coverage of the event.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Burt Frisselle