Brian Frisselle had his first racing experience behind the wheel of a go-kart at Jim Hall's Kart Racing School, which he attended when he was ten years old. The speed intrigued Brian and he ended up being the fastest driver in the class. However, when the Frisselle family moved to New Hampshire, Brian left four wheels behind and fulfilled his desire for speed with snowmobiling. "I believe that snowmobiling helped me to develop many of the skills necessary for any great race car driver, such as eye and hand coordination and the ability to deal with low grip conditions," Frisselle states.
When the Frisselle family moved again, this time to Maui, Brian developed a passion for surfing and scuba diving. Thoughts of racing were left behind. Brian's family urged him to give racing another try by participating in a Skip Barber Three Day School. With mediocre enthusiasm, eighteen year old Brian agreed, and in January of 2002 he got behind the wheel of a Skip Barber car. Once again, young Frisselle was the quickest student in the class. "The experience of pushing a car to the limits was exhilarating," Frisselle states, "My passion for speed was awakened, and from that point on the focus in my life has been racing."
In the summer of 2002, Brian participated in seven Skip Barber Regional race weekends, garnering four podium finishes. His quick success earned Frisselle an invitation to compete in a National Championship event. After just one year from his first race start, Frisselle was leading the Western Series points battle. Frisselle was runner up in the Championship, due to Skip Barber Regional Regulations in which a driver must drop his two lowest finishes in the overall championship tally. This moved Brian Frisselle from the top of the standings to 2nd place per regulations, despite having the highest overall points sum.
Frisselle's next step was to run the complete 2003 Formula Dodge National Championship. Brian came out strong, earning a third place finish at the first race weekend. In addition, Brian took advantage of an opportunity to broaden his racing experience by competing in the first nine rounds of the Fran-Am 1600 Western Series. In what was only his second race weekend in the series, Brian achieved a podium finish. The combined experience led to Frisselle's impressive achievement of finishing the 2004 National Championship with three consecutive victories. This feat, coupled with strong performances throughout the season, earned Brian a fourth place finish in the overall championship.
Brian continued his accelerated learning curve in 2004, as he participated in two highly competitive open wheel series, the 2004 Star Mazda Series North American Championship and the 2004 Formula BMW USA Championship. Frisselle, racing for Synergy Racing (G&W Motorsports), made his debut in the Mazda series at Sebring International Raceway where he was immediately impressive, running in P1 and P2 for most of the week and qualifying 2nd for the race. Brian was equally competitive in the Formula BMW USA Championship in which he drove for PoleVision Racing. Despite the challenge of coming late to the series without any testing, Frisselle demonstrated impressive determination and skill, proving the depth of his talent with solid performances, including a 3rd place finish at Lime Rock Park in his first race weekend and a 2nd place finish at Road America.
In 2005, Brian had the opportunity to fulfill his dream of racing with his older brother, Burt Frisselle. Brian and Burt, the youngest full-time driver pairing in the top DP class, co-piloted the No. 8 BMW powered Doran Daytona Prototype for Synergy Racing in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. At just twenty-one years of age, Brian was one of the youngest drivers in a premier class dominated by highly talented seasoned veterans, many of whom raced with Brian's father in the late 70s' and early 80's. "Having the opportunity to compete against such experienced drivers is a challenge that every young driver hopes for. I see it as a chance to further develop my race craft, as well as to make a name for myself."
In 2006, Brian and older brother Burt joined forces once again as co-pilots of the No. 8 Porsche powered Doran Daytona Prototype for Synergy Racing. At just 24 and 22 years of age respectively, Burt and Brian were once again among the youngest drivers in a fiercely competitive field of talented drivers. Brian was immediately impressive, qualifying 2nd for the Mexico City 250, earning a Rolex career best front row spot on the starting grid. The Frisselle brothers fulfilled a life-long dream at Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen, as they teamed with racing hero Al Unser Jr. to earn a hard fought 9th place finish. Brian, teaming with brother Burt, tried his hand behind the wheel of a GT car for the first time at Barber, clenching a 5th place finish for Pacific Coast Motorsports. Finally, Brian ended the season on a high note, claiming 5th in the Discount Tire Sunchaser at Miller for Michael Shank Racing, a season best for the brother duo.
In 2007, Brian competed once again in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, this time with AIM Autosport. He and older brother Burt shared the second seat in the No.61 Lexus powered Riley Daytona Prototype, taking turns co-piloting with teammate Mark Wilkins. In addition to his Rolex commitment, young Frisselle also made his debut in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Both Brian and brother Burt raced for Stacy Compton's team, competing against each other in separate cars. Frisselle started the season strong, finishing 5th in the Rolex 24 Hour, AIM Autosport’s debut race, along with co-driver Burt Frisselle and Mark Wilkins and sports car legend David Empringham. Frisselle went on to claim a seventh place finish at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City and finished seventh again in Montreal at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Overall, Frisselle earned two top tens and one top five in just eight races. Frisselle finished 29th in driver points despite running just half of the races.
In 2008 Brian and brother Burt became competitors for the first time in the Rolex Series. While Burt signed on to race for Doran Racing, Brian stayed at AIM Autosport, joining forces once again with Mark Wilkins. While the first half of 2008 saw AIM Autosport plagued with a number of races in which the car’s obvious speed and the drivers’ undeniable talent was hindered by mechanical failures, the second half of the season was full of pole positions and podium finishes. Frisselle clenched his first Rolex Series victory in the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. The following weekend, Frisselle claimed first place once again in the Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen International after earning his first Rolex Series pole position and setting a new track record. Frisselle went on to finish third at Infineon Raceway in the Armed Forces 250 after once again claiming pole position and setting a new track record.* Overall, Frisselle earned four top fives, ten top tens, two pole positions, and two track records in fourteen races.
*Frisselle qualified 1st at Infineon Raceway; the pole was later taken away from AIM Autosport due to a width infraction.