Mont-Tremblant: Synergy Racing preview

Rx.com Team Long on Talent, Short on Luck Rx.com drivers Burt and Brian Frisselle (Aventura, Fla.) will look to break a string of bad luck that has plagued the duo this season. Despite impressive qualifying runs throughout the season, and...

Rx.com Team Long on Talent, Short on Luck

Rx.com drivers Burt and Brian Frisselle (Aventura, Fla.) will look to break a string of bad luck that has plagued the duo this season. Despite impressive qualifying runs throughout the season, and leading at two of the four races, the Rx.com No. 8 BMW Doran has yet to finish in the top 10.

The pair's best finish came in the Grand Prix of Miami where they took 15th in Daytona Prototype class. Although Burt led the race early on, an off-track excursion and perceived brake issue during Brian's stint dropped the team back.

Similar occurrences have happened throughout the season. At the Rolex 24 At Daytona, gearbox failure in the 22nd hour resulted in an early end to the classic race for the team. In the Ferrari Maserati 400 at California Speedway, Burt had the Rx.com car in the lead again but was hit by another Daytona Prototype, causing major suspension damage and dropping the team out of contention. And at the last round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Brian qualified the Rx.com car for the first time, picking up seventh on the starting grid. But the young driver spun the car on the eighth lap of the race and was hit by the SunTrust Racing entry, resulting in damage that again took the team out of the running.

This weekend at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, the Frisselle brothers hope to put an end to the bad luck and show they truly can be a top contender in the Rolex Sports Car Series.

"Our BMW Doran is well suited to this kind of natural terrain track, so hopefully we can show the speed that we have," Burt said. "We are really focused on getting a good result. It's been frustrating so far this season, because we have qualified well and led races, but just have been unlucky and don't yet have the results to show for how much work everyone has put into this effort."

"Taking seventh on the grid at Laguna in my first try at qualifying was a good confidence boost," Brian noted. "This track is longer than Laguna and has more places to pass, so hopefully the traffic won't give us all the trouble that it did last round and we can bring this car home with a good finish."

Synergy Combines GT Efforts for Six-Hour Enduro

Synergy Racing will combine its GT efforts for this weekend's 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant with all three of the team's GT drivers competing in the No. 80 Porsche GT3 Cup, sponsored by autobysite.com and pipeservicestt.com. During the past three events, drivers Mae Van Wijk (Houston, Texas), Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) and David Murry (Atlanta, Ga.) have split their driving time between the No. 81 and No. 80 Porsches, with Murry pulling double duty in both cars. However, knowing the limits of Murry's 'iron man' status, the team will combine the three into a single entry for Saturday's grueling six-hour race.

Stanton Looks to Maintain GT Points Lead

Craig Stanton will try to maintain his points lead in the GT class this weekend at Mont-Tremblant. A fourth-place finish by Stanton and David Murry at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca propelled the Long Beach resident to the top of the points. He currently leads former points leaders Marc Bunting and Andy Lally by eight points, 114-106. Stanton's next closest rivals for the lead are 16 points back.

About Synergy Racing

Team owners Cole Scrogham and Danny and Steve Marshall introduced Synergy Racing in December 2004. Based at Virginia International Raceway, Synergy Racing is an evolution of G&W Motorsports, which had catered to Porsche racing since 1996 and became the most successful team in the Rolex Sports Car Series with four championships, 15 class wins and more than 50 podium finishes. The team underwent a major transformation that included a name and logo change, as well as a complete restructuring into a customer-based championship racing business, which concentrates on the needs of the customer rather than the desires of the team. For more information on Synergy Racing, visit www.synergyracing.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Murry , Andy Lally , Craig Stanton , Steve Marshall , Mae Van Wijk , Brian Frisselle , Cole Scrogham