Frisselles improve in Friday practice at Laguna Seca Monterey, CA (27 April 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle shaved almost a second off their time during the second practice session on Friday for Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna...
Frisselles improve in Friday practice at Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA (27 April 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle shaved almost a second off their time during the second practice session on Friday for Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in their RX.com BMW-Doran. Their fastest lap of the day, a 1:27.120-second tour of the famed 2.238-mile circuit put them 13th quickest on the day, but the brothers feel as though the time doesn't reflect their actual pace.
"I think we are ok, even though we aren't as far up the order as we'd like to see ourselves, today's practice was a bit of a lottery as far as getting a good time-it all came down to getting lucky with the traffic," said Burt. "Even on the fastest lap that I did, I still had to pass four or five cars during that one lap, so I don't think we have really seen what the car can do."
The brothers both have extensive experience on the track, with several trophies at home to show their winning ways on the circuit in a wide variety of race cars, but this weekend marks the first time for the young duo that they have been able to tackle the Corkscrew in their Daytona Prototype.
"Being on this track in this car is even cooler than I thought it was going to be," enthused Brian. "It's awesome that we get to race here. We still have some work to do with the car, but the Synergy guys always do a great job, so tomorrow should be better for us. We need to get the car so that it can still be quick on older tires, because this track is pretty abrasive and you lose a lot of grip quickly."
Even though it's just the first day of the race weekend, Burt and Brian have already begun thinking about the race.
"I think traffic is going to play a huge role in what happens in the race," said Burt. "Based on what happened today, it looks as though taking car of your tires, and keeping the car out of trouble with all the traffic are going to be even more important than just your pace over one lap. It's great to be back on a natural terrain road course, but I sure wish there were more places to pass some of the GT's!"
The brothers will get the chance to move up the order once again on Saturday with a practice session in advance of the qualifying session, slated to get underway at 1:20 PM local time.