Sears Point: Frisselle Racing race report

Frisselle Racing Brach's machine takes another top-ten at Infineon; Dallara shows even more potential as Frisselle looks forward 23 August 08- (Sonoma, California) --The No. 47 Brachs/CDOC Ford-Dallara prepared by Doran Racing of Burt Frisselle...

Frisselle Racing Brach's machine takes another top-ten at Infineon; Dallara shows even more potential as Frisselle looks forward

23 August 08- (Sonoma, California) --The No. 47 Brachs/CDOC Ford-Dallara prepared by Doran Racing of Burt Frisselle and Ricky Taylor brought home another top-ten finish on Saturday as the bright yellow Brach's machine came home in tenth in the Armed Forces 250 at Infineon Raceway for the final Rolex Sports Car Series race appearance of the 2008 season for the machine.

After making a guest appearance at the Farley & Sathers hospitality area and then entertaining race fans during the Saturday afternoon autograph session, Taylor and Frisselle got down to business at race time. Taylor, who had never seen the natural terrain road course from the seat of a Daytona Prototype before the Armed Forces 250 race weekend commenced, started the race from the fourth row of the Daytona Prototype-only grid and moved up to fifth before turning the machine over to Frisselle on a lap 56 pit stop.

However, the timing didn't play to the duo's favor as the only full-course caution of the race came out and forced Frisselle to fight from one lap behind the leaders. Frisselle was caught in the lead pack on the restart and despite having strong pace, played the sportsman to insure that the Brach's car didn't interfere with the lead cars battle. But the Colorado resident just put his head down to bring the Dallara home in tenth.

Another Dallara, breaking the Riley stranglehold on the victory podium for the first time since May of 2007 and giving Frisselle and Taylor plenty of optimism for the future, won the race.

"We've had several races where the results haven't shown what this car is capable of and that was really our focus again today, but this is another race where the same was true, unfortunately," said Frisselle. "But seeing a Dallara in victory lane and getting the seat of the pants feel for how much progress we've made and how much potential there is with this car definitely makes you forget about today's race. We learned some good lessons today with the Brach's car and you always want to do better, but big picture wise and looking ahead to next year, I couldn't be more excited."

-credit: frisselleracing.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Burt Frisselle , Ricky Taylor
Teams Doran Racing