Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Fourth and Fifteenth in DP at Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio -- Krohn Racing/TRG drivers J0x00f6rg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified fourth and fifteenth respectively for tomorrow's running of the Grand American Rolex ...
Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Fourth and Fifteenth in DP at Mid-Ohio
Lexington, Ohio -- Krohn Racing/TRG drivers J0x00f6rg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified fourth and fifteenth respectively for tomorrow's running of the Grand American Rolex Series EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course.
Bergmeister and teammate Max Papis were running consistently at the top of the time sheet during the free practice sessions. In qualifying the young German was able to post a time of 1:21.345 and an average speed of 100 mph, good for a second row starting position. The session was shortened by a prototype car fire that consumed the Sun Trust entry.
"I had some traffic during my hot laps," explained Bergmeister. "The car did not have the best overall grip. We have made a lot of changes in practice and we still have some work to do. The session being shortened did not help. It takes a lot of time to get these tires up to temperature. I think I could have improved a couple of tenths, but I don't think we had a pole car today."
Team co-owner Tracy Krohn was able to put in a lap of 1:24.937, good for an eighth row starting spot for tomorrow's race. In the afternoon practice both Krohn and teammate Nic J0x00f6nsson reported a vibration in the rear of the car. The team worked on it prior to qualifying, but deemed it was motor related.
"The tires were just coming in when the black flag ended the session," said Krohn. "The car was loose at first, but as I was able to get a little heat in the tires it started to come around. Just when I was able to get a gap and go for a good time the black came out. We have a strange vibration in the back of the car so we are going to go ahead and change the motor tonight. This means we will have to start from the rear of the field tomorrow."
"We will take P4 with the 66 car," said co-team owner Kevin Buckler. "We have done a lot of work on the suspension today with that car and we have it close, but not all the way there yet. Tracy did a good job in the 67 entry and we will put a new motor in for the race and be ready to come through the field."
In the Daytona Prototype drivers points battle, Bergmeister is currently in fourth; J0x00f6nsson is in eleventh with Tracy Krohn holding down thirteenth position after nine races.
Round ten of the Grand American Rolex Series will be run at Mid-Ohio tomorrow will be televised tape delayed on the Speed Channel starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 28th.