Krohn turns laps in Mexico City

Tracy Krohn Lays Down First Tracks in Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico. -- Tracy Krohn, driver of the number 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley, took to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in the heart of Mexico City for two days of running to...

Tracy Krohn Lays Down First Tracks in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico. -- Tracy Krohn, driver of the number 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley, took to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in the heart of Mexico City for two days of running to promote next weeks final round of the Grand American Rolex Series race to be held on Saturday, November 5th.After the track was cleared of joggers, bikers and walkers, the circuit - which also doubles as a city park-was turned over to Krohn. The Texan was able to familiarize himself with the 2.786-mile circuit with its 17-turns and what it will take to have success there next week.

"I like the layout of the track," said Krohn. "It has a lot of turns and the straight is almost a mile long, we will have to brush up on our drafting technique to maximize our opportunities into turn one. The esses are a fun rhythm section that, if you can nail the handling, will just keep getting faster. The elevation here affects the power of the motor; it was noticeable from the first lap on Friday. With our running over the past two days we were just going at about 65% so it is hard to get a real feel for the handling, but I am glad I had the opportunity to lay down first tracks before the race weekend. There are plenty of places to pass so it will be a very exciting event for the spectators. I understand that they expect close to 200,000 race fans during the weekend, which is hard to imagine. The baseball stadium section has to be the most unique in racing. We enter the 5,000 seat stadium along first baseline and exit in left field with a turn thrown in at center field to make it interesting. With the seats filled it will be quite a spectacle."

On the weekend Krohn provided over 30 rides to journalists, VIP guests and sponsors, giving them a taste of the Autodromo Hermanons Rodriguez circuit and a first hand feel of the number 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley as it will be run in Saturday's race, sans the passenger seat.

Krohn will return during the week and educate his co-driver Nic J0x00f6nnsson and teammates J0x00f6rg Bergmeister and Max Papis on the nuances of the Central American track that once hosted Formula 1.

The final round of the Grand American Rolex Series will be run on November 5th and televised live on the Speed Channel starting at 4:00 p.m. EST from Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

-kr/trg-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Max Papis , Tracy Krohn
Teams Krohn Racing