VIR: Frisselle brothers preview

Frisselles Ready for VIR 400 (5 October 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle are geared up and ready to go in their Synergy Racing team's home race at Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the VIR 400 and round thirteen of the Rolex...

Frisselles Ready for VIR 400

(5 October 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle are geared up and ready to go in their Synergy Racing team's home race at Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the VIR 400 and round thirteen of the Rolex Sports Car Series.

The young brothers have shown impressive speed in their RX.Com BMW/Doran, as they have led several races this season, but are still chasing an elusive strong final result as they hope to turn that tide this weekend.

The RX.Com Doran/BMW combination has shown its competitive mettle in the hands of Burt and Brian, as they lined up third on the grid in the last round at Watkins Glen, and the Doran proved quick at the 3.27-mile Virginia International Raceway track last season, taking three spots in the top seven on the grid.

Burt and Brian both have experience on this long and challenging circuit, and are looking forward to getting the most out of the car during the race weekend, which will get underway with a promoter test day on Thursday.

"VIR was the first place I ever got to drive a Daytona Prototype, and I'm excited to be coming back here to race and not just test," said Brian, who has also previously raced on the track in formula car competition. "This track has just about everything a driver could ask for-it's a proper road course with a long lap and some high-speed corners and also some good places to out-brake people and make passes, which hopefully we will be doing a lot of."

Older brother Burt, who is racing in his second season of Rolex competition, is also a fan of the natural road courses and after running in second position during the first half of the Glen race, is hoping to have another competitive run again this weekend.

"It's great for the team because everyone gets to sleep in their own beds every night, and of course there will be a lot of guests with the team so hopefully we can make it a special weekend with a good result for RX.com and all the guys," said Burt. "This Dinan BMW/Doran package is better every weekend because of all the work the guys at Synergy Racing do week in and week out, and I for one just can't wait to get on this track because it's a blast to drive, and we should be strong here."

A promoter test day will take place on Thursday, with two practice sessions on Friday before Saturday's qualifying session. The race will be broadcast live on Speed Channel beginning at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday.

As the youngest full-time driver pairing in the top Daytona Prototype class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, Burt and Brian Frisselle have generated a lot of excitement about the future of American road racing. The two brothers, who are now based in Miami but have lived all across the country in California, Hawaii, and New Hampshire, have teamed with RX.com to race with one of Grand Am's most successful teams in Synergy Racing. Burt has one year of Rolex competition under his belt, while younger brother Brian is in his rookie season in the top Daytona Prototype category.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brian Frisselle