Sears Point: Frisselle Racing qualifying report

Frisselle Racing Sets Track Record to Take Pole Position at Infineon Brach's machine sets its quickest lap of the weekend in qualifying to take 8th on the grid 22 August 08- (Sonoma, California) --Brian Frisselle kept his hot streak going as he...

Frisselle Racing Sets Track Record to Take Pole Position at Infineon
Brach's machine sets its quickest lap of the weekend in qualifying to take 8th on the grid

22 August 08- (Sonoma, California) --Brian Frisselle kept his hot streak going as he set a new track record at Infineon Raceway on Friday with a 1:25.659-second lap of the revised 2.47-mile track layout in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Gold Ford-Riley to score pole position for Saturday's Armed Forces 250. The run to the point of the grid is the second consecutive pole position for Frisselle, who with co-driver Mark Wilkins is looking to take a third straight Rolex Sports Car Series victory on Saturday.

"Being on pole is huge because it can be really hard to pass here at Infineon, so as long as I can hold on to the advantage at the start, I'm confident I'll be able to turn the car over to Mark in the lead, and that's my job," said Frisselle. "Track position is so important here so I'm really excited to put the Gold car on the pole. I was keeping track of the results during the session on the scoreboard, and I saw that the 10 car went faster than I had at one point, so I just had to dig a little deeper and go for it. The AIM Autosport guys did a great job once again, and this feels great, hopefully we can just take it to another win tomorrow."

The No. 47 Brachs/CDOC Ford-Dallara prepared by Doran Racing of Burt Frisselle and Ricky Taylor will start from the fourth row after Taylor set his fastest lap of the race weekend with a 1:27.446-seconds tour of the Northern California track. The Armed Forces 250 marks the youngster's first race visit to the Infineon facility, and he has once again proven up to the task, finding first the fast line and then the limits of the Dallara as he shaved a full second and a half off the car's previous fastest lap of the race weekend.

"We still had a bit of a low-speed push, but the car was much better this session and I'm really confident about the car we'll have in the race tomorrow," said Taylor. "There were a couple places where the wheel was locking up under load, so I couldn't run the line that I wanted to and needed to, so I'm a little bit disappointed to not be further up. But we improved a lot and we'll get a chance to keep working on things tomorrow in the warm-up. Track position is really key here, so hopefully we can get a clean start and just be in the right place late in the race."

Saturday's sprint race will be broadcast on SPEED at 12:00 PM Eastern time on Sunday, August 24.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Mark Wilkins , Brian Frisselle , Ricky Taylor
Teams Doran Racing