Brian Frisselle will make a landmark start at Lime Rock Park as the Daytona Prototype-era of American Sportscars draws to a close.
As of 2014, Daytona Prototypes will become part of a new set of rules for the Prototype Class in the new United SportsCar Series, meaning the race at Lime Rock Park will be the final race of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Appropriately, one of the series most prominent drivers will reach a landmark 100 race starts at the Connecticut circuit, with Frisselle reaching his century as he partners his brother Burt in the #9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.
“It is exciting to be doing my 100th start this weekend, I feel extremely grateful,” said Frisselle. “It is a blessing to get a chance to even do a single GRAND-AM race, so I feel extremely fortunate to be knocking on 100. I can’t thank my family and all the teams I have driven for enough. I think it’s fitting that my first race was with my brother and my 100th is with him as well.
“My favourite achievement is helping grow GRAND-AM day at Camp Boggy Creek! It started out very small but has grown into a great event, and has only helped strengthen a very special bond between GRAND-AM and Camp Boggy Creek.”
Frisselle has driven a wide range of machinery in his 100 starts, ranging from Doran, Riley and Coyote chassis and power coming from Porsche, Ford and Chevrolet. He has four overall victories to his name, including the closest race in Grand-Am history at Montreal in 2008.