BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 19, 2016) – The composite cars of Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger led the way in the morning open test session Thursday at Michigan Int’l Speedway. (Cover Photo: Chase Briscoe and crew chief Chad Bryant talk things over).
Briscoe circled the two-mile Michigan oval fastest overall at 187.115 mph in the No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Ford. For the current ARCA Racing Series point leader, it was business as usual.
“I don’t have any experience with the older bodies, so I really don’t have anything to compare it to…business as usual I guess you could say,” Briscoe said.
“And this is my first time here at Michigan. So far, the car has really good grip and seems very stable, but then again, I don’t know what the other cars felt like here.”
Enfinger, helping out here in the Venturini Motorsports camp, was second overall at 185.596 mph.
“Overall, things are going very well,” Enfinger said.
“Car seems to be getting right up to speed. It’s got a lot of grip on entry and exit. I expect these Five Star composite bodies to be very competitive when they come back for the race.”
The steel body cars were not far off in the first session with rookie Myatt Snider in third in the steel bodied No. 22 Cunningham car. Snider, in his first Michigan appearance, was third overall at 184.625 mph.
However, beyond Snider’s steel car, the composite bodies stacked up fourth fastest on back through eighth.
The afternoon session is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday’s test session is in preparation for the 35th running of the Corrigan Oil 200 coming Friday, June 10 at Michigan, live on FS1.