Brian Frisslle Looks to Move Forward from Fifth at Watkins Glen

Brian Frisslle Looks to Move Forward from Fifth at Watkins Glen

Contact: Matt Cleary, Sunday Group Management

Brian Frisselle, Short Course, Watkins Glen International
2010: S/F 5/6
2009: S/F 3/12
2008: S/F 1/1
2007: S/F 4/14
2005: S/F 3/14

Watkins Glen, N.Y. (12 August 2011) – Brian Frisselle will start the Canadian Tire 200 from the third row of the grid after posting a quick lap time of 1:06.907 seconds around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International short-course in the 10th round of the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season. Having led the day’s second practice session, Frisselle had been hopeful for a sixth consecutive top-five starting spot at the Glen’s short-course event, but battled unexpected handling issues during the 15-minute qualifying session.

Having opening the first segments of the session by sharing the provisional front row with his brother by holding on to the two top spots, he was also frustrated to encounter some precious pace-stealing traffic on his fastest lap of the session, costing him dearly.

Frisselle will open the two-hour sprint event from sixth place before handing the No. 77 Office Depot Ford-Dallara over to Doran Racing co-driver Henri Richard.

“We were fighting understeer earlier and either the track changed significantly or we overstepped our changes,” said Frisselle. “It’s too bad because we thought we were going to do better than that in qualifying but we’ll see what we have in the race.”

Frisselle will look to make a move forward once the green flag waves as he returns to the familiar twists and turns of the historic Watkins Glen road course that took him to victory lane in 2008.

The Canadian Tire 200 is set to go green Saturday, August 13 at 6:00 PM (ET) with SPEED carrying live race coverage.



Matt Cleary
Sunday Group Management
317.908.2975 (m)

Based in Indianapolis, Sunday Group Management is a leading motorsports management and communications consulting firm.

Sunday Group Management works with clients in a variety of motorsports categories, including NASCAR Sprint Cup driver AJ Allmendinger, Riley Technologies, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series organization Michael Shank Racing, Continental Tire, and several teams and drivers in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition.

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