Watkins Glen III: Frisselle brothers Thursday report

Frisselles sporting mean new livery at the Glen (22 September 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle's RX.Com machine is sporting a new look this weekend, as the Synergy Racing crew has added a bit of attitude to the BMW/Doran's striking livery...

Frisselles sporting mean new livery at the Glen

(22 September 2005)-- Burt and Brian Frisselle's RX.Com machine is sporting a new look this weekend, as the Synergy Racing crew has added a bit of attitude to the BMW/Doran's striking livery for this weekend's Crown Royal 250 at the Glen. Now sporting a distinctive 'shark's teeth' front end, the RX.Com machine is also adorned with flames sprouting from the cockpit sides as well as along the sidepods of the Doran.

"The team has a bit of a confident swagger heading into this weekend because we ran so well here last time, and we know we can be fast on Saturday," said Brian. "We have had a lot of bad luck this year but the team had stepped up and overcame every problem we have had. I think the car looks great, and hopefully it will get us noticed a little bit more. Of course, it will help a lot if we can get back up to the front again!"

Burt and Brian participated in the Thursday practice session, and felt as though their confidence was confirmed, comfortably running times that should put them in the sharp side of the field in Friday's qualifying session.

"The car was great," said Burt. "We were just working our way through our set-ups for the day, and we were fast right out of the box. I am not sure that the paint job has anything to do with it," smiled Burt, "...but I think we might be even quicker than we were here in August, so hopefully we can get that good result that we have been chasing for so long."

Qualifying is set for Friday at 4:40 PM ET 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.

-sgm-

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Series Grand-Am
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