Phoenix: Frisselle Racing preview

Laguna Finish gives Frisselles momentum for Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) 10 May 2006--Last weekend's Laguna Seca round of Rolex Sports Car Series racing saw Burt and Brian Frisselle take the checkered flag in the No. 8 GlycoMax Porsche-powered Doran...

Laguna Finish gives Frisselles momentum for Phoenix

(Phoenix, AZ) 10 May 2006--Last weekend's Laguna Seca round of Rolex Sports Car Series racing saw Burt and Brian Frisselle take the checkered flag in the No. 8 GlycoMax Porsche-powered Doran for just the second time this season, and the two brothers are planning on making it once again this Saturday night in the Gainsco Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

The track could prove to provide a breakthrough result, as the Synergy Racing organization tends to thrive on oval-based road circuits, and certainly had a strong set-up last season as the Frisselles were crashed out of the race after starting from the back of the pack, but not before making it up into the top six.

"We were really fast there last year," said Burt. "And with Porsche power behind us this year, we are pretty confident about the set up we have for this car and hopefully we can just avoid trouble because with so many cars on track, things are very tight."

The race, which will be run under the lights to make viewing bearable for the spectators at the hot desert track, will feature both the Daytona Prototypes and the GT class after last year's DP-only event was highlighted by multiple incidents of contact between racers.

"Who knows if having both classes out there is going to settle everyone down or not!" said Brian. "I certainly expect that there will be some yellow flags this weekend, but hopefully it won't be anything like it was last year."

The Gainsco race weekend will also see the Daytona Prototypes stage the third qualifying race of the season in a half hour sprint that pays the full points of the feature event. A mechanical problem prevented the Frisselles from taking advantage of the points available last weekend at Lagua Seca, and they will be looking to double their chances this weekend.

Practice will start on Thursday, with the qualifying race taking place on Friday evening. Saturday's race will start at 7:00 PM local time, and be broadcast on Speed Channel on Mother's Day starting at 3:00 PM ET.

-www.frisselleracing.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brian Frisselle