Homestead: Frisselle Racing Thursday report

Frisselles feeling good at Homestead (Homestead, FL) 23 March 2006-- It's always good to get back home, and Burt and Brian Frisselle are excited to be racing near their home in Miami once again this weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway in ...

Frisselles feeling good at Homestead

(Homestead, FL) 23 March 2006-- It's always good to get back home, and Burt and Brian Frisselle are excited to be racing near their home in Miami once again this weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway in the Linder Industrials Grand Prix of Miami for round three of the 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Reserve.

The weekends racing got underway on Thursday with two practice sessions for the full Daytona Prototype field, as the young brothers pushed the GlycoMax Porsche-Doran into the top ten with a fast lap time of 1:15.640-seconds. The Synergy Racing team was one of the few to improve in the final session of the day, as the team continued to make progress on the set-up for the 2.3-mile infield road course.

"The car is great," said Burt. "Between the yellow and the traffic, I wasn't able get a fast lap in, but it doesn't really matter because I know we have a good car to work with for the race. I'm just excited because we are kind of starting where we finished at Mexico City with some good momentum this weekend, and I know we should be in good shape for qualifying tomorrow."

The race is the second Homestead appearance in the Rolex Series for younger brother Brian, who was able to put his local knowledge to work in the final night practice to set some quick times.

"I'm not sure what the race is going to be like after seeing all the yellow flags we had tonight, but the car feels great," said Brian. "I don't think my fastest lap even shows what the car is fully capable of, but we are right where we want to be for this point in the weekend, and will just try to keep working to keep up with the track as it gets rubbered-in. We were confident about this weekend because we were quick in testing here, so its great that we've been able to keep that speed up this weekend."

The Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve will set the grid on Friday in advance of Saturday's night race into the sunset. 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 Brian Frisselle