Frisselles feeling confident at the Glen Watkins Glen, NY (9 June 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle didn't post the fastest time of the day during Friday's practice for Sunday's 'Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen,' but are nonetheless feeling as...
Frisselles feeling confident at the Glen
Watkins Glen, NY (9 June 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle didn't post the fastest time of the day during Friday's practice for Sunday's 'Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen,' but are nonetheless feeling as though they have a good chance for a strong result this weekend. The youngest driver pairing in the Daytona Prototype ranks scored a best lap time of 1:48.129 seconds in their BMW-powered Doran RX.com machine, good for an average speed of113.198 miles an hour on the 3.4-mile road course.
The last round race at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant saw the Frisselles score their first top-ten finish of the season, and another strong finish is what they have in mind again for this weekend.
"We weren't happy with how the car was this morning, so we went back to a setup we'd developed in testing, and the balance was excellent," said Burt. "I felt as though I could really push the car with confidence."
Even though the team picked up speed during Friday's testing, Burt and Brian know that what matters is the long race on Sunday.
"I feel like we have a car fast enough to qualify in the top ten, but even if we don't, we are really focusing on what this car is going to be like to drive forty-five minutes into a stint. It's always great to run a fast lap in practice, but our main goal is to be fast in the race and be able to get the most out of the car and not have to manage a car that's only fast for a couple of laps and then becomes a handful."
Brian Frisselle, who is making his first Rolex start at Watkins Glen this weekend, has had the chance to get familiar with the high-speed track, and is looking forward to jumping into the car on Sunday.
"This track is fun-its very fast and we have got the car pretty much where we want it to be," said Brian. "We need to work on getting the back of the car a little more planted, but other than that, it feels really strong and I was able to run with some fast guys even though I was on some old tires. It was really encouraging how the car felt with old tires, because that how it's going to be for most of the race."
Saturday will see a one-hour practice session for the Rolex drivers, with the fifteen minute qualifying session is slated to get underway at 1:00 EST.