Laguna Seca: Burt Frisselle race report

Two Rolex races, two stand out performances for Burt Frisselle (Lynchburg, VA) 23 May 2007- Burt Frisselle, who has expanded his racing schedule to include both short-track oval racing in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Series to his efforts in...

Two Rolex races, two stand out performances for Burt Frisselle

(Lynchburg, VA) 23 May 2007- Burt Frisselle, who has expanded his racing schedule to include both short-track oval racing in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Series to his efforts in the Rolex Sports Car Series, delivered another outstanding performance this weekend in the Rolex race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Frisselle started at the back of the all-Daytona Prototype field, but raced his way up to third position by halfway through the race before turning the car over to his co-driver to finish with a top-ten. The effort marked yet another competitive run for Frisselle, who also powered to the top three in the last round with Michael Shank Racing at Virginia International Raceway during his opening stint at the wheel of the Lexus-powered Riley Daytona Prototype.

"It felt great to be running so competitively for the second weekend in a row," said Frisselle. "AIM Autosport did a great job with pit strategy with us starting from the back and the car was pretty strong so we were able to keep moving forward."

Not everything was perfect on the car, though, but the young Frisselle put his extensive Rolex experience to work as he timed his pit stop to perfection despite not getting his orders from the team.

"My radio wasn't working, but I knew what my window was for the pit stop as far as the fuel and turning the car over to Mark (Wilkins)," said Frisselle. "I was just glad that when I peeled off into the pits from third that the AIM guys were there and ready to go!"

This weekend will mark another change of gears for both Burt and his younger brother Brian as they get ready for this weekend's Memorial Day Speedway Appreciation Late Model Stock Car 150 at Motor Mile Speedway. Burt is currently ninth in the season championship, with Brian in thirteenth, tied with Jimmy Johnson.

-credit: fr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Burt Frisselle , Michael Shank
Teams Michael Shank Racing