SBRS: Brian Frisselle Lime Rock race notes

Formula Dodge National Championship Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut August 14- August 16, 2003 Practice Position Finished: 7th Fastest Lap Time: 01:01.405 Brian Frisselle came out with a solid performance in Thursday...

Formula Dodge National Championship
Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, Connecticut
August 14- August 16, 2003

Practice
Position Finished: 7th
Fastest Lap Time: 01:01.405

Brian Frisselle came out with a solid performance in Thursday morning's practice session, finishing in P7. "Practice went well," the young rookie from Hawaii stated. "I used the session to determine what we need to do in order to improve upon our car set-up and I feel confident that I will perform well in qualifying."

Qualifying Session 1
Position Qualified: 7th
Fastest Lap Time: 01:01.809

"I am disappointed with a P7 qualifying position," Frisselle stated after Thursday afternoon's session. "I set my fastest lap very early and I know that I had the ability to put in a faster time. Unfortunately, the black flag was thrown on the lap that most likely would have been my quickest." The young rookie, who was aiming for a top three position, said that he "looks forward to a challenging and successful race."

Race 1
Position Started: 7th
Position Finished: 4th

Frisselle executed a strong performance in Friday's race, charging through the field to finish in P4. "I am very happy with my performance," Frisselle stated. "Moving from P7 to P4 at a track like Lime Rock, where it is very difficult to pass, definitely feels great." The young rookie finished the race with an impressive run on Raphael Matos, nearly claiming P3. "Coming so close to a podium finish today is very exciting," Frisselle commented. "I look forward to challenging for a podium tomorrow!"

Qualifying Session 2
Position Qualified: 3rd
Fastest Lap Time: 01:01.292

Frisselle came out strong in the afternoon's qualifying session, finishing in P3. "I was extremely pleased with my performance this afternoon," young Frisselle stated. "I definitely feel ready for tomorrow's race; I think that I am going to be fast!"

Race 2
Position Started: 3rd
Position Finished: 1st

Frisselle had an exceptional race from start to finish on Saturday. The young rookie came out of the first corner in P2 and advanced to P1 at the beginning of the second lap. Frisselle was able to pull ahead of Salvador Duran and maintain his lead for all but one of the remaining laps, claiming his first national series victory. "I am thrilled to have claimed a victory today, defeating the two championship leaders, Salvador and Raphael," the young rookie stated. "I definitely feel a boost of confidence going into the final round at Laguna. It is also great to have made history today, as my brother Burt and I are now the only two brothers to have both won a national race in the Formula Dodge National Championship."

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