Daytona24: Krohn Racing Friday report

Krohn Racing has been at Daytona International Speedway this week in preparation for the 48th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race. The No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola includes owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson, Ricardo Zonta...

Krohn Racing has been at Daytona International Speedway this week in preparation for the 48th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race. The No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola includes owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun.

TRACY W. KROHN, Team Owner/Driver No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola:

"We have been preparing for the last several months so , we're prepared. The car is ready. I would like to tell you it's perfect and I've got no concerns but that wouldn't be true. The car isn't perfect but it is certainly good enough to race with. I think that over a period of time during the race that we'll have the right set-up as the race goes on. That's what we have to believe in and I think that's what's going to happen. We've been here a few times so I think we've got a pretty good idea what to expect."

NIC JONSSON, Driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola:

"We didn't qualify as well as we were hoping for but we've been struggling a bit with the set-up of the car. We've been trying a few different things. I think we've gotten closer. As soon as we get into race mode...the race mode will be able to stay out of trouble, don't make mistakes and then we'll see if we can run through the whole night without having any issues. I think we can be right there when the sun comes up. At that point we know where we are from a liability standpoint, have done a brake change and we should be able to go full out racing. We just have to go out there, cruise around, stay out of trouble and see if the car will be fast enough."

RICARDO ZONTA, Driver No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola:

"We have been working to get the right set-up and one that all the drivers can use. The car is good now. We did not have a very good qualifying but it is important to have a balanced car that all the drivers can manage for the entire race. We have that now, I believe."

COLIN BRAUN, Driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola:

"The team has been doing a really good job. I think the race track has changed a little bit for us. We have had to change our set-up quite a bit but I think Ricardo has done a good job getting the car set-up well. I feel like it's been good and we have run through a lot of systems checks and done driver change practice, pre-race meetings and all that so I feel like we are pretty ready to go."

DAVID BROWN, Krohn Racing Team Manager and Engineer:

"We have been concentrating on rotation of the drivers through the car and trying to get a set-up that suits all four drivers. We thought we were off the pace in qualifying, but we think we know why. We believe we are going to have a good race car and something that will be drivable for all the conditions we'll encounter in 24 hours -- hot and cold and wet. We'll see at the end of the race if we made the right choices and if we have the car to last."

-source: krohn racing

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