SBRS: Brian Frisselle Road America race notes

Skip Barber Race Series 21 Brian Frisselle Formula Dodge National Championship Road America Short Course Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin May 29, 2003- June 1, 2003 Practice Sessions Frisselle came out strong in Wednesday's practice session, running...

Skip Barber Race Series 21 Brian Frisselle
Formula Dodge National Championship
Road America Short Course
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
May 29, 2003- June 1, 2003

Practice Sessions

Frisselle came out strong in Wednesday's practice session, running in the front of the field. "Today went well," Frisselle stated. "I was able to put together several fast laps, and I feel confident about the upcoming weekend."

The conditions were wet for Thursday's practice, so the young rookie from Hawaii used the session to learn the rain line and get comfortable with the track.

Qualifying Session One
Position Qualified: 14th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:31.182

Frisselle faced some difficulties with his assigned car and switched to a new car mid-session. Unfortunately, the second car was not the right size for the young rookie, presenting an obstacle to driving the car to the best of his ability. "I was disappointed with my P14 finish," Frisselle stated. "I know I could have been running in the front of the field, but I just did not have luck with my car today."

Qualifying Session Two
Position Qualified: 13th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:30.689

Frisselle was assigned to a new car for Saturday's session. The young rookie knew right away that the car was down on power, but he pushed as hard as he could. "I am definitely not happy with my P13 finish, but I know that I did the best that I could with what I had. Hopefully things will improve for the race."

Race One
Position Started: 14th
Position Finished: 9th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:30.322

After several restarts, race one got underway Saturday afternoon. Frisselle fell back on the start, but from there made an impressive run up to ninth position. "I feel that I could have run with the leaders if I had qualified in a better position, but I am pleased that I was able to make the progress that I did."

Race Two
Position Started: 13th
Position Finished: 15th
Fastest Lap Time: 1:30.152

The young rookie from Hawaii was hit on the start, causing him to lose some positions and creating handling problems for the car. In addition, Frisselle realized that he had missed the car set-up, as he was plagued with severe under-steer in the corners. After a second incidence of car contact, Frisselle focused on trying to gain positions. The young rookie ended up in P15, a finish he was greatly disappointed with. "Today's race was extremely frustrating," noted Frisselle. "I know I have the ability to run in the front of this field, but this weekend just did not go my way. I look forward to a better race weekend in Mosport!"

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Skip Barber , Brian Frisselle