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1 Christian Fittipaldi 31
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Frisselle Blisters Grand-Am Qualifying Record

Grand-Am
Thursday, August 07, 2008

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Brian Frisselle
One week after scoring his first Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 victory, Brian Frisselle captured his first career pole position Thursday in qualifying for the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen, shattering the Watkins Glen International 2.45-mile short course record in the process.

Frisselle ran a lap of 1:05.243 (135.187 mph), and will lead the 20-car Daytona Prototype field Friday for Round 12 of the Grand-Am Rolex Series, a 200-mile race with a two-hour limit, which starts at 6:37 p.m. (SPEED, 8 p.m. ET). It was the second pole position for the No. 61 AIM Autosport Exchange Traded Gold Ford Riley, as Mark Wilkins qualified fastest for July’s Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. They are coming off a victory in last Friday’s Montreal 200 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

David Donohue, a three-time Daytona Prototype pole winner in 2008, was second fastest with a lap of 1:05.740 (134.165 mph) in the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley. Donohue and co-driver Darren Law seemed headed to victory last weekend at Montreal, but ran out of gas just short of the finish and finished third.

Sharing the second row will be Michael Valiante, who turned a time of 1:06.027 (133.582 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Dallara he co-drives with Max Angelelli, and Jon Fogarty, who posted a lap time of 1:06.163 (133.307 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley he co-drives with Alex Gurney. Fogarty set the track record last year with a lap of 1:07.020 (130.603 mph), and he and Gurney are the defending race winners.

Memo Rojas, the series point co-leader with Scott Pruett, rounded out the top five in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley. Rojas and Pruett earned one of their season-high six victories in June’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

Rounding out the top 10 were Mark Patterson, Bill Auberlen, Christian Fittipaldi, Ricky Taylor and John Pew. The top 13 qualifiers – which also included Shane Lewis, Nic Jonsson and Andy Lally – were all faster than the previous track record.

Friday’s activities at The Glen include practice and qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and practice for the Nationwide Series. The Crown Royal 200, an 82-lap race with a two-hour time limit, is set to take the green flag at 6:37 p.m. ET.

ROLEX SERIES FRONT ROW STARTER QUOTES

Brian Frisselle (No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley): “We definitely have momentum on our side. If you look at the last few races, Mark won the pole at Daytona, we were leading the race at Barber before our engine failure and we won last week at Montreal. It’s finally coming together. We’ve been strong, but we got the monkey off our backs with our first win. That definitely helped the team. Now, everyone’s ready to go after it.”

David Donohue (No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley): “We’ve got a lot of resolve. Losing that way makes us more motivated. It’s been a while since we won a race (2003 at Mont-Tremblant, Canada), but in our hearts, we’ve won several races.”

Results

POS

NO. CLASS CLPOS DRIVER TEAM/CAR TIME SPEED SPONSORS
1 61 DP 1 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:05.243 135.186 Exchange Traded Gold, Mike Direct Connect
2 58 DP 2 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:05.660 134.328 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
3 10 DP 3 Angelelli / Valiante SunTrust Racing / Pontiac Dallara 1:06.027 133.581 SunTrust
4 99 DP 4 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:06.163 133.307 GAINSCO Auto Insurance
5 01 DP 5 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 1:06.219 133.194 TELMEX
6 60 DP 6 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:06.358 132.915 Hospital for Special Surgery
7 23 DP 7 Auberlen / Hand Alex Job Racing / Porsche Riley 1:06.456 132.719 Ruby Tuesday
8 16 DP 8 Fittipaldi / Garcia Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 1:06.463 132.705 Crown Royal Cask No. 16
9 47 DP 9 Frisselle / Taylor Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:06.551 132.529 Brach's, CDOC
10 6 DP 10 James / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:06.645 132.343
11 3 DP 11 Lester / Lewis Southard Motorsports / Lexus Riley 1:06.666 132.301
12 76 DP 12 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 1:06.699 132.235
13 4 DP 13 Lally / Wallace Childress-Howard Motorsports / Pontiac Crawford 1:06.810 132.016 AT&T
14 77 DP 14 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:07.183 131.283 Kodak
15 91 DP 15 Goossens / Matthews Bob Stallings/ Riley-Matthews / Pontiac Riley 1:07.244 131.164 Riley-Matthews Motorsports
16 59 DP 16 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:07.398 130.864 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
17 7 DP 17 Plumb / Sigal Rum Bum Racing / BMW Riley 1:07.422 130.817 Rum Bum, Big Vision Miami, Caramba Tequila
18 09 DP 18 Camirand / Cosmo Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:07.447 130.769
19 22 DP 19 de Quesada / Dumoulin / Gabel Alegra Motorsports / Porsche Riley 1:09.934 126.118 Gatorade, Today MD
20 75 DP 20 Krohn / van de Poele Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 1:10.601 124.927

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