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Burt Frisselle to Sub for Said at Indy

Burt Frisselle to sub for Boris Said at Indy, Road America…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

With Boris Said ruled out for the next two TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races due to a rib injury, Burt Frisselle will take his place behind the wheel of Marsh Racing’s Corvette DP.

Frisselle will team with Eric Curran in the Prototype entry for this week’s Brickyard Grand Prix as well as the upcoming Road America round next month.

“We certainly appreciate Burt stepping in on such short notice,” said team owner Ted Marsh. “Boris is taking some time to recuperate and needs a couple of weeks out of the car so it’s great that Burt was available to join us.

“He’s a quick and experienced guy in these cars and will fit in quickly here. We are working to keep building on every race and having Burt join us will help us continue to move forward with this program.”

Said suffered a broken rib in an accident during practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which resulted in the team withdrawing from the remainder of the weekend due to extensive damage to its Coyote-chassied prototype.

A regular with Action Express Racing, Frissele is no stranger to the Corvette DP, having driven AXR’s No. 9 entry with his brother, Brian, in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races this year.

The pairing currently sit second in the TPNAEC standings.

“I hate it for Boris and I wish him the best in his recovery,” said Frisselle. “I hope to jump in and help make this unexpected driver change as smooth and seamless as possible.

“I’m thrilled to be back racing at such a historic venue in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and then one of the best circuits in the United States at Road America.

“I am grateful that Action Express Racing gave me their blessing to join Marsh Racing for the next two rounds and I’ll give Marsh Racing, my co-driver Eric Curran, and the No. 31 Whelen Corvette my absolute best effort!”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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