Frisselles strong run ends early after contact at Mid-Ohio (Mansfield, OH) 24 June 2006-- A significant impact cut short a strong run for Burt and Brian Frisselle the No. 8 Porsche-powered Synergy Racing GlycoMax Doran in the EMCO Gears ...
Frisselles strong run ends early after contact at Mid-Ohio
(Mansfield, OH) 24 June 2006-- A significant impact cut short a strong run for Burt and Brian Frisselle the No. 8 Porsche-powered Synergy Racing GlycoMax Doran in the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
Burt Frisselle was making his way through GT traffic when he was hit from behind by the 39 Cheever entry with significant enough force to send him spinning into the path of the Ganassi entry driven by Scott Pruett, who had no option but to hit the side of the Doran as the two cars also made contact with the outside wall.
Despite the significant impact, Burt emerged from the wreckage unhurt but extremely frustrated.
"That was one of the scariest moments I have ever had in a race car because where I ended up, it was completely blind and I was nervous that someone else would come flying in there and hit me again," said Burt. "I have no idea what he was thinking, hitting me as hard as he did, and there was nothing at all Scott could do."
Brian had started the race from fifth on the grid, and had a fantastic stint, running in the lead pack and turning the car over to Burt in fourth after forty-one laps. Burt took to the track and resumed the fight, but the potential podium chance was eliminated by the contact.
"In all of my racing, no one has ever taken me out like that," said Burt. "It is a shame because Brian had driven a really strong stint, but unfortunately the luck wasn't at all with us today."
The damage to the Doran was significant, and could jeopardize the young brothers' participation in this Thursday's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The two will nonetheless be hosting the first annual Frisselle Invitational Mini-Golf Tournament at Camp Boggy Creek this Tuesday.