Homestead: Krohn Racing preview

Krohn Racing Ready for Round Three at Homestead Krohn Racing, who currently sits third in the Rolex Grand-Am Series Daytona Prototype points, is anxious to hit the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Linder Industrial Komatsu Grand Prix of...

Krohn Racing Ready for Round Three at Homestead

Krohn Racing, who currently sits third in the Rolex Grand-Am Series Daytona Prototype points, is anxious to hit the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Linder Industrial Komatsu Grand Prix of Miami on Saturday, March 24, 2007.

Colin Braun, who captured the pole in Mexico in the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley, and teammate Max Papis, finished second in the Mexico City Grand Prix race last month. The duo is third in the points championship after two of 14 races this season.

Braun and Papis will team for the 400 kilometer/100-lap/2-1/2 hour sprint race again in the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley. Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn and teammate Nic Jonsson will drive the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley.

Krohn, Jonsson and Braun come to Miami from the 12 Hours of Sebring race where they finished ninth in the GT2 class in the Krohn/Risi Ferrari 430GT. Papis won the GT1 class with the Corvette Racing team at Sebring.

Tracy Krohn, owner/driver, No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley:

"We are glad to get back to Homestead and try out some of the improvements we've made over the off-season. We feel pretty confident that the updates and adjustments we've made to the car will benefit us at Homestead this weekend. We know we are moving in the right direction."

Nic Jonsson, driver, No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley:

"Historically, we have not been very good at Homestead but the things we have improved the most this winter are the things that affected our success there. I think we now have a very good chance to be in the Top Five or Six. I'm excited to get going and see what we can do."

Colin Braun, driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley:

"Going back to Homestead is great. I've driven there a lot before and I know the Daytona Prototype car really well. I'm looking forward to going and driving as hard as I can. I know Max is ready to go and the guys have been working really hard in the shop in preparation. I think it will be a good race."

Max Papis, driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley:

"I'm very confident that we will be able to capitalize on improvements we've done at Krohn Racing. We've been learning how to work together in a better way. The competition will be tough. I dream to win at Homestead in front of the home crowd and family."

"For me Homestead has always been a track at which I've had great success. My first win came at Homestead in Champ Car and I have had lots of great memories there. I have a special feeling with Homestead because I think of it as my home track. I'm going to have a lot of support from people I see every day in my normal life. It is going to be a great day to have Grand-Am and IRL race on the same day. I think there is going to be a large crowd watching race. This only gives me extra motivation to do well. This is in addition to the motivation that comes from the inside."

Jeff Hazell, Krohn Racing Team Manager:

"Last year we were struggling at this event. Colin was prevented from driving, and we failed dismally to achieve a good set up. We missed last winter's test here to concentrate on thorough preparation. We need points to recover from the 'Daytona-Harness-Handicap' so we have a lot to achieve this weekend."

-credit: kr

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