Practice Session Brian Frisselle came out strong in the first race of the 2003 Formula Dodge National Championship Series, held last weekend in Sebring, Florida. The young rookie from Hawaii was successful in the practice sessions held...
Brian Frisselle came out strong in the first race of the 2003 Formula Dodge National Championship Series, held last weekend in Sebring, Florida. The young rookie from Hawaii was successful in the practice sessions held on Tuesday and Wednesday, running consistently in the top four.
Qualifying Session One
Position Qualified: 8th
Fastest Lap Time: 2:24.81
Qualifying Notes: Frisselle and fellow Formula Dodge National Championship driver Gerardo Bonilla went into Thursday's qualifying session with a drafting strategy in an attempt to achieve faster lap times. "Unfortunately, running in the draft did not go as well as we had planned," Frisselle commented, "I am disappointed in my performance, but I am confident that I will be able to execute a stronger session tomorrow."
Qualifying Session Two
Position Qualified: 3rd
Fastest Lap Time: 2:23.582
Qualifying Notes: The young rookie, whose father Brad Frisselle took the overall win at the Sebring 12 Hours in 1977, secured P3 with an excellent performance in Friday's qualifying session. Frisselle was thrilled, stating, "I am very pleased with my performance this morning. I nailed the set-up and was able to find the space to run by myself in order to put some strong laps together. I am thrilled to have secured a second-row starting position in my first National Championship race, especially in such a competitive field."
Position Started: 3rd
Position Finished: 3rd
Fastest Lap Time: 2:25.9
Race Notes: Frisselle drove an impressive race on Friday afternoon in what was an extremely competitive and tight field. The young rookie, who entered the National Championship less than a year after taking Skip Barber's Three Day Racing School, started strong and continued to battle with a number of his fellow competitors throughout the race. "Today's race was definitely intense," Frisselle stated. "This is a very competitive and talented group of drivers, and everyone was pushing themselves to the limit out there. I am thrilled with my third place finish in my first National Championship race and look forward to what promises to be an exciting and challenging season!"