Laguna Seca: Frisselle Racing Friday report

Frisselles dialing in the Doran at Laguna Seca (Monterey, CA) 5 May 2006--Burt and Brian Frisselle spent their Friday doing what they love-sharing the Porsche-powered GlycoMax Doran on one of their favorite race tracks. The brother duo are...

Frisselles dialing in the Doran at Laguna Seca

(Monterey, CA) 5 May 2006--Burt and Brian Frisselle spent their Friday doing what they love-sharing the Porsche-powered GlycoMax Doran on one of their favorite race tracks. The brother duo are tuning up for two races this weekend as the Laguna Seca round of Rolex Sports Car Series action will feature a half-hour qualifying race on Saturday to set the grid for Sunday's nearly three hour feature race.

After starting the day in the lower on the timesheets then they were looking to be, the Synergy Racing crew continued to make adjustments on the car, yielding a much better handling car in the afternoon, and a much better outlook for the two upcoming races for the young brothers.

"We had some epic understeer this morning," explained Burt. "And this track is very much about getting to the power well before the apex on some of these fast corners, and we just couldn't do that this morning because of the understeer, so the car is a lot better now than it's been so far."

The improved times moved the car up in the charts, but the GlycoMax machine hasn't shown everything it has, as the Synergy Racing crew played a smart game with their weekend allotment of tires.

"Some of these guys like to throw on new rubber and set a great lap time in practice, but that's not really going to help much when the race starts," said Brian. "We know we have a car that is good on old tires because we've been trying to save our tires for when it matters in the race. The car has a good balance even when the tires are far from their best, and we still have some things we want to try in the morning, but it does feel good to know we have some fresh Hoosiers for our races."

The qualifying races are a new wrinkle in the Rolex Series, with five weekends slated to utilize the short races to set the grids. The races pay the same points dividends as the feature events, something the Frisselles are keen to take advantage of.

"Absolutely we want to do as well as we can in the qualifying race, not just to get a good spot to start the race from on Sunday, but also because we can make up a lot of ground in the points in just a half hour," said Burt.

Saturday's qualifying race will go green at 1:00 PM local time, and the full feature race will start at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday. The U.S. Sportscar Invitational will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 7th on Speed Channel.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brian Frisselle