Promising run ends early for Frisselles (Alton, VA) 23 April 2006-- Burt and Brian Frisselle finished 45th in the VIR 400 after a transmission problem prevented the young brother driving duo from finishing the two hour and forty-five minute...
Promising run ends early for Frisselles
(Alton, VA) 23 April 2006-- Burt and Brian Frisselle finished 45th in the VIR 400 after a transmission problem prevented the young brother driving duo from finishing the two hour and forty-five minute event at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday. After starting from fourteenth on the grid, Brian put in another trademark drive as he took the Lucas Oil machine through the field and up into fifth position before a yellow flag regrouped the pack.
On the restart, Brian put up a firm challenge for fourth as the lead pack gapped the rest of the field. But soon thereafter, the alarms started going off with the telemetry in the Synergy Racing pits, and Brian was called in for service. Unfortunately, the problem proved terminal as a cooling line in the transmission had broken, and was not repairable in time to return to the race.
Brian, who started the race in Mexico City from the front row, was gutted by the outcome after having put in yet another strong drive.
"Yes, this is pretty disappointing, but at least it was some good fun racing out there," said Brian. "It was pretty intense at the start-everyone was pushing each other as hard as they could without making contact, and our car was really good-better than it had been all weekend, so to not be able to finish really stings. But, hopefully we can get this all sorted and be ready to go again at another great track at Laguna."
Burt and Brian will be back to racing once again in two weeks at the famed Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, and will look to gain momentum in the points once again.
"Laguna Seca is where I made my first professional racing start a few years back, so I am really looking forward to racing there in two weeks," said Burt. "It doesn't make the outcome from today's race feel any better, but at least the next track we race on is another one to look forward to!"
The Synergy Racing crew will have the Porsche-powered Doran back in racing shape for the Laguna Seca round, as Burt and Brian prepare to make their second start together on the Monterey peninsula track.