Driver Spotlight: Burt Frisselle
Driver, No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP
Follow the Action Express team: @AX_Racing
What does it mean to have all the marquee American sports car races under one umbrella?
“It’s awesome to start of the calendar! In the old days they used to call it the 36 hours of Florida, and that’s taking the 24 Hours of Daytona and combining it with the 12 Hours of Sebring. So just to start your year with those two marquee events is so neat. And not to have two completely separate series, we’re all under one banner. It’s going to dictate so much how you approach the North American Endurance Cup. I’m excited to have the whole series combined and to have two of our biggest races of the year to start the season.”
Talk about your win at Sebring and what that meant to you?
“It was a special day. My Dad came out, he’s a former overall winner, so to have him there with me when I won was special. It’s one of those special events that all drivers wish they could compete in, let alone win. To do it was interesting. All my co-drivers were Venezuelan so I was the lone American on a Venezuelan team but I was thrilled to do it and I had a blast. I had EJ Viso and Alex Popow as my teammates and we all drove hard and at the end it was down to us and one other car and we were able to pull it out. I just remember that day as a really exciting moment of my career and it was special with my father.”
You’ve raced both the ’13 and ’14 configurations in the DP, how have the changes been for you?
“The 2014 configuration, for us, is great. The car is faster, we’ve got more downforce, we’ve got more power, we have all these things that we like which makes the car much quicker. All around it’s been really good for us.”
What’s it like having your brother for a teammate?
“It’s great. The best part is we’re best friends off the track so we just work really well together at the track. We know what each other needs and we know how to find our groove pretty quick. We probably bicker more off track playing some PlayStation than on track.”
Tell us about your involvement with Camp Boggy Creek.
“I got involved with Boggy Creek in 2009. My sister was doing my PR for me and she told Ozz (Negri) and I to go visit this camp in the morning which at the time, I thought it was crazy because the 24 hours would start at midnight so that made for a long day. I went down there and was hooked from the moment I got there. The best part about Boggy Creek is their ability to let kids feel like kids. I have to say, I’ve gotten way more from them than they’ve got from me. It’s a really special place.”