Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Third and Eighteenth at Daytona Daytona Beach, Florida -- Krohn Racing/TRG driver Jorge Bergmeister qualified third in the Daytona Prototype class for tonight's running of the Grand American Rolex Series Brumos Porsche...
Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Third and Eighteenth at Daytona
Daytona Beach, Florida -- Krohn Racing/TRG driver Jorge Bergmeister qualified third in the Daytona Prototype class for tonight's running of the Grand American Rolex Series Brumos Porsche 250. Teammate Tracy Krohn qualified his number 67 Pontiac powered Riley in eighteenth position.
During the last couple minutes of qualifying the skies opened up and the rain came. The team is coming off a water soaked race at Watkins Glen that saw them finish first and second in the competitive Daytona Prototype class.
Bergmeister left the pits quickly and posted a time of 1:46.357 with an average speed of q21 mph. The effort will see him start from the second row this evening at 7:30 p.m. "We were able to get the car in line at the front of the field for qualifying, so I set my time on the first timed lap," said Bergmeister. "After the black flag I was not able to get a clear lap and improve my time. We had a little more left, but probably not enough for the pole. We need to strategize our setup now and take a hard look at the weather radar for tonight." Bergmeister will share his number 66 Daytona Prototype with Italian Max Papis.
Team co-owner and driver Tracy Krohn laid down one lap in qualifying and then drove in too deep off the banking at turn one and went off into the mud. The Texan posted a time of 1:50.267 and will start from the ninth row. "I just drove it in too far trying to push for a good lap time and hit the marbles and went off. The car is handling well; we still have the usual push. We lost some practice time this morning with a half-shaft problem, but we have a good understanding of what the car wants here. The team that predicts and sets their car up best for the weather will have a good night." Krohn will share the driving duties with teammate Nic Jonsson.
In the Daytona Prototype driver's standings, Bergmeister is currently in fourth; Jonsson is in sixth with Tracy Krohn strongly in the top ten holding down seventh position.
Round seven of the Grand American Rolex Series will be televised live beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight on the Speed Channel.