Brian Frisselle Finds Speed at Portland International Raceway Portland, OR (July 23-24, 2004) - Brian Frisselle, driver of the Ventura Travel Services No. 15 machine for G&W Motorsports, competed in Round Five of the 2004 Pro Formula Mazda...
Brian Frisselle Finds Speed at Portland International Raceway
Portland, OR (July 23-24, 2004) - Brian Frisselle, driver of the Ventura Travel Services No. 15 machine for G&W Motorsports, competed in Round Five of the 2004 Pro Formula Mazda Series Championship this weekend at Portland International Raceway.
Frisselle executed a strong performance in Saturday morning's qualifying on session, turning a 1:10.836 lap that earned him a P5 position on the starting grid.
"I am very pleased with the session." Frisselle commented, "The team worked hard yesterday to make improvements on the car and it definitely paid off today. We still have some work to do in the motor department, but we're getting faster, the car feels great, and I am looking forward to a good race."
The talented young driver from Hawaii started strong in Saturday's race, running in the top five and consistently increasing his pace. On lap 11 Frisselle's day came to an end when the car behind him made an aggressive move that sent him into Frisselle's left rear. The No. 15 Ventura Travel Services machine was severely damaged, unable to complete the trip back to the G&W Motorsport's pits.
"It's definitely disappointing to have my race end early, especially when we were running in the top five and I feel that I could have challenged for a podium today." Frisselle commented. "On the other hand, we made great strides with our engine this weekend, and I am confident that we will be right up front like we were at Sebring from this point forward."
Saturday's Pro Formula Mazda Race from Portland International Raceway will be televised by SPEED Channel on Sunday, August 22 at 12 p.m. ET. Round six of the series will be held August 7-8 at Mosport International Raceway as part of the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport.
G&W Motorsports, based at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, made its open-wheel racing debut at the 2004 Pro Formula Mazda Series Championship opener at Sebring International Raceway. After achieving several victories, as well as many championships, in sports car racing, G&W Motorsports is planning to continue its success in the Pro Formula Mazda Series.