Frisselles to start 12th for Glen 6 Hour Watkins Glen, NY (10 June 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Sunday's 'Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen' from twelfth on the grid after Burt took the BMW-powered RX.com Doran to a fast lap time of...
Frisselles to start 12th for Glen 6 Hour
Watkins Glen, NY (10 June 05)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Sunday's 'Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen' from twelfth on the grid after Burt took the BMW-powered RX.com Doran to a fast lap time of 1:47.612 seconds on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen circuit. The youngest driver pairing in the Daytona Prototypes is looking to build on their first top-ten of the season in last round's Six Heures du Circuit Mont Tremblant, and are confident they can make up ground on the leaders.
The fifteen-minute qualifying session saw twenty Daytona Prototypes on course, and the traffic proved to be a major problem for Burt, who never got a clean lap to set a fast time.
"I didn't space myself right to get a clean lap," said a disappointed Burt. "It was frustrating because I'd take a slow lap to give myself room, and then go for a fast lap again but then I would catch them up gain before I got a clean lap. I'd be less upset if we didn't have a good race car, but we do and I think we could have been up in the top five today."
The six hour endurance event will prove to be a great challenge to the field, as a field of forty-six cars will not only have to deal with each other, but also the high temperatures, as the Upstate New York event has seen temperatures in the nineties, with Sunday's forecast providing little relief. The Frisselles have been working with their Synergy Racing team to get the car so its fast on the long runs, and feel as though the qualifying result won't be hard to overcome.
"Tomorrow is a long race though, and we really feel like we have a strong race car," said Burt. "It was frustrating to not have been able to show it in qualifying, but we'll just look forward to tomorrow, because its going to be hot out there, and we feel like we have been training hard just for this kind of race. The car is very drivable, even on old tires, so hopefully we can get another good finish here tomorrow and pick up some points."
Sunday's race will start at 10:00 AM EST and will be carried live on Speed Channel.