Brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle will return to Doran Racing for this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The pair will look to begin 2012 the way they ended 2011 when they teamed up with Kevin Doran's Daytona Prototype team at the season ending race at Mid-Ohio, where they qualified fourth on the grid.
The brothers have previously shared a car for the 24 on four occasions, recording a best result of fifth place at the Rolex 24, scored with the AIM Autosport team in 2007. While Burt repeated that same result with the AIM team in 2010 Brian finished fourth in the 2009 driving with SunTrust Racing.
“It's incredible to be a part of the 50th running of this event and it's extra special to be sharing the experience with my brother,” said Burt, the elder of the brothers at 30-years-old. “We had a successful test a few weeks back and the Doran guys have been working really hard to give us the best car possible, so we're excited to get going this weekend. I think, with the new third generation DP car and having all this GT traffic, this could be the most unpredictable race yet. You never know what is going to happen in these 24 hour races–anything can happen. But having this driver line-up and racing for a guy like Kevin Doran, who has won the race before, calling the shots could be huge for us.”
Along with Brian and Burt, 30, experienced racers Jim Lowe and Paul Tracy will complete the team in the no.77 Combos/Circle K Dallara-Ford.
Lowe has six previous Rolex 24 starts, including a run to the GT class podium in 2007. Though Canadian Tracy is more familiar with the open wheel machinery of Indycar and Champ Car and famed for his aggressive driving, he has four previous appearances in America's premier twice-round-the-clock event, with a best result of tenth place.
“It's great to be back at Daytona with Doran Racing,” said Brian. “We had some tough luck with the No. 77 last year so hopefully we can have a little bit better luck in this race. This is an exciting driver line up to be a part of. I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Burt again and to have Jim and Paul on board as well. It's going to be such a huge event and I can't wait to get out there and see what we can do this year.”