Frisselles Watkins Glen bound (21 September 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will be back in action this weekend, teaming up in their RX.Com BMW/Doran at Watkins Glen for the Crown Royal 250 in Rolex Sports Car Series Competition. The race is...
Frisselles Watkins Glen bound
(21 September 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will be back in action this weekend, teaming up in their RX.Com BMW/Doran at Watkins Glen for the Crown Royal 250 in Rolex Sports Car Series Competition. The race is the third of the season at the facility, and last time the brothers visited the track in August exemplified their season so far, as the young driving duo showed plenty of speed--but a lack of luck--as Brian started twelfth and raced his way into the lead before a yellow flag cost them valuable track position and they were forced to accept an eleventh place finish.
Young charging race drivers that they are, though, both Burt and Brian are confident heading into Saturday's sprint race, as they know that they have the speed it takes to get to the front, and are just looking to catch a break from lady luck to get the strong result they are capable of.
"My stint at the Glen in August was a huge confidence boost-getting the car to the front and running in the lead is exactly what you want to do, and of course it felt good," smiled Brian. "We just have to keep our positive attitude because we know we are fast, and it doesn't matter what happened in the last race or the one before that-what matters is the race this weekend."
The race, which is slated to get underway at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday and will be carried live on Speed Channel, will be set on the 3.4-mile 'long course' at Watkins Glen. Burt scored his best-ever Rolex result on the track last year with a second-place finish, and feels like he and his brother should be strong again this weekend.
"Our car was obviously really good here in August, and even though the track layout is a bit different this weekend, I think Synergy Racing will have another good set-up for us," said Burt. "This is a really fast track and I love driving it because the cornering speeds are high, there will be more places to pass on the long course, and hopefully we can motor to the front like we did last time we were here."
Practice is slated to get underway on Thursday, with qualifying set for Friday in advance of Saturday's race. Burt and Brian will be participating in the 'IndyFest' at the Watkins Glen State Park for a Q and A session along with other drivers from the Rolex ranks.
As the youngest full-time driver pairing in the top Daytona Prototype class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, Burt and Brian Frisselle have generated a lot of excitement about the future of American road racing. The two brothers, who are now based in Miami but have lived all across the country in California, Hawaii, and New Hampshire, have teamed with RX.com to race with one of Grand Am's most successful teams in Synergy Racing. Burt has one year of Rolex competition under his belt, while younger brother Brian is in his rookie season in the top Daytona Prototype category.