Alton, VA (8 October 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Sunday's VIR 400 from thirteenth on the grid after qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather and Grand American announced that the gird be determined by car points ...
Alton, VA (8 October 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Sunday's VIR 400 from thirteenth on the grid after qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather and Grand American announced that the gird be determined by car points position.
The planned qualifying session was then run as an afternoon practice session, and the RX.com car continued to show the impressive pace it has all weekend. Brian set the third quickest time with a 2:07.272-second lap of Virginia International Raceway despite the lack of grip and visibility around the 3.27-mile circuit.
The grid position was a disappointment for the Frisselles, as their RX.Com BMW/Doran has been on the pace in every session this weekend, and they were hoping to show their speed in qualifying.
"I guess it's just more cars for us to pass," said Brian. "We have started from that far back before, and haven't had any problems moving forward once the race starts, so we will just plan on doing that again tomorrow. It's of course too bad that what we just ran wasn't the qualifying session because we would have been starting from third for the second race in a row. But the car is strong, so we'll just go for it tomorrow."
The sprint event, which is the home event for the brothers' Synergy Racing team, is the penultimate round of the 2005 championship as the young brother driving duo are hungry to finish the season off with some strong results.
"We are looking forward to the race tomorrow," said Burt. "RX.com and Synergy Racing have a lot of guests here this weekend and hopefully we can get a good result for all of them. We haven't run that much so far this weekend because every time we have gone out, we have been right on the pace and so there's been no point of risking anything out there. Brian was third fastest this afternoon in the wet without even pushing, so even though we aren't starting where we should be, we will be good tomorrow as long as we can avoid any trouble."