Daytona II: AIM Autosport qualifying report

Daytona II AIM Autosport Qualifying No 61 Ford Riley starts inside row 2 (P3) (2009.07.04) Burt Frisselle set his fast time early with only the 01 car besting him through most of the session as we sat P2. Burt took a lap to cool the tires in...

Daytona II AIM Autosport Qualifying
No 61 Ford Riley starts inside row 2 (P3)

(2009.07.04) Burt Frisselle set his fast time early with only the 01 car besting him through most of the session as we sat P2. Burt took a lap to cool the tires in the hopes of getting one final hot lap and a run at the pole. It was not to be but we were still looking good for a front row start. Just as the checker came out on the session, the No. 99 car nipped us at the line by .042 seconds pushing the No 61 to the inside of row two.

Burt's final time was a 1:42.753 at 124.726 mph - just .276 off the pole.

"That was awesome" Burt commented when we caught up with him at the trailer. "Once again, AIM has given us a great car. I am just sorry we did not get the pole because we definitely had the car to do it. I got my best lap early but got stuck in some traffic on what would have been even faster laps as the tires came in."

He continued, "We'll take this though. Two races in a row from P3 and we know that we can run at the front just like we did at Mid Ohio and we continue to turn this season in our favor race by race."

There is one more 30-minute practice scheduled ahead of the race. The race itself is schedule to take the green at 2:00 p.m. ET

-credit: aim

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Burt Frisselle