Watkins Glen: Thursday report

Status of Daytona Prototype Race at Watkins Glen Pending Friday Appeal WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 1, 2006) -- Following an injunction granted today to Krohn Racing and driver Colin Braun by New York State Supreme Court Judge Judith O'Shea, ...

Status of Daytona Prototype Race at Watkins Glen Pending Friday Appeal

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 1, 2006) -- Following an injunction granted today to Krohn Racing and driver Colin Braun by New York State Supreme Court Judge Judith O'Shea, Thursday's Daytona Prototype practice sessions for Saturday's Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International were canceled.

At issue is the contract between the Indy Racing League and Watkins Glen International, which prohibits competitors under 18--such as the 17-year-old Braun--from participating in any on-track activities at the same racing facility on the same weekend that the IRL is also competing. The defendants in the case have filed an appeal, which will be heard on Friday morning. A decision is expected by midday on Friday.

"It is important to point out that Krohn Racing and Colin Braun are well within their rights to take this action," said Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "It is also unfortunate that the rest of our Daytona Prototype teams must wait until Friday for a decision on the status of their event. However, we must respect both the decision of the court as well as our race promoter, and are prepared to alter our plans if necessary."

Braun did not compete in March's Linder Industrial Komatsu Grand Prix of Miami, which was also run in conjunction with the IRL, as a result of a similar contract between Homestead-Miami Speedway and the IRL.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Colin Braun
Teams Krohn Racing