Daytona 24: Krohn Racing hour 18 report

Krohn Racing Moves Into Highest Position of Race Despite Problems DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., January 29, 2006 -- With one-quarter of the 44th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, six hours, remaining, Krohn Racing holds its highest position of the race thus...

Krohn Racing Moves Into Highest Position of Race Despite Problems

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., January 29, 2006 -- With one-quarter of the 44th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, six hours, remaining, Krohn Racing holds its highest position of the race thus far, sixth. The move to within one position of the top-five came even with the Houston, Texas-based race team's first visit to the Daytona International Speedway garage area. Despite some early race concerns, all previous obstacles that faced the Tracy Krohn-owned No. 75 Pontiac-Riley Daytona Prototype were overcome in pit lane. However, in the race's 16th hour, Jorg Bergmeister (Langenfeld, Germany) reported a gearbox problem. The car was sent to the garage area where the Krohn team quickly resolved the issue with a new gearbox and sent the No.75, now with Colin Braun (Ovalo, Texas) behind the wheel, back on track. The garage stop-over dropped the Krohn team, which started last in the Daytona Prototype field, from seventh to eighth. However, approximately 15 minutes later, Braun would regain seventh. 30 minutes following that pass, Braun went around the No. 01 to claim sixth.

Braun will turn the No. 75 entry over to co-driver/ team owner Tracy Krohn (Houston, Texas) midway through the 18th hour. Following Krohn's drive, he will trade the seat with Nic Jonsson (Buford, Ga.). The four drivers double stinted throughout the night and now will begin to follow the prescribed race strategy to challenge for a top-five finish. Krohn Racing currently sits 17 laps back to the leader and 13 laps out of fifth-place. They hold a four lap lead over seventh. At the 18 hour mark, the 75-car had covered 533 laps, 1,897 miles of the 3.56-mile road course and gained 25 spots from where they took the green flag.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Colin Braun , Tracy Krohn , Nic Jonsson
Teams Krohn Racing