Anders Krohn to Drive for Belardi Auto RacingKrohn advances from Star Mazda to Firestone Indy Lights for 2011 Season
Indianapolis, IN -- Belardi Auto Racing has announced that driver Anders Krohn has signed for the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights season. Team Owner Brian Belardi is delighted to add Krohn to the team, "Anders Krohn is the kind of driver that inspires team owners, engineers and mechanics to bring their very best to the race track," he said. "As an owner, I know that I will get 110% and then some from Anders and could not be more pleased to have him on board at Belardi Auto Racing for the 2011 season. We look forward to working with Anders and all of his sponsors in the pursuit of many trips to victory circle!"
Anders Krohn, also known as "The Viking" from Norway was clearly excited about the opportunity provided by Belardi. "It is an absolute honor to be part of Belardi Auto Racing as they step into Firestone Indy Lights," he said. "I know what these guys are capable of having already worked and established relationships with several guys on the team. To me, it's not like I'm coming into a new team. Brian Belardi has put a lot of faith in me, and I intend to repay that faith with results."
Krohn will be reunited with Larry Nash, IndyCar veteran and Belardi Team General Manager and Technical Director who engineered and called the race for Anders' first run at an oval, winning at the Milwaukee Mile with Star Mazda in 2009. In addition, he will also reunite with Mike Reggio his engineer from Star Mazda (2010) and Chuck Lessick, his Chief Mechanic from his championship season in the US F2000 Championship Series.
"Beyond the team, I am fortunate enough to have several long-term partners join me for yet another season of adventures," added Krohn. "Trallfa will enter their sixth season as a partner of mine, and Logi Trans/Offshore Express is starting their second. PM International Suppliers also joins me this year in what promises to be an exciting partnership. Right now I feel like the most fortunate person in the world!"
Krohn is a true product of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series. Arriving in this country as an unknown, he won the US F2000 Championship series in 2008 with Andersen Racing, was offered an opportunity in Star Mazda for 2009 with Mundill and reunited with Andersen Racing in Star Mazda for 2010 finishing a solid second in the Championship points. Krohn will now take another step up the ladder. "I am now just one step away from the IZOD IndyCar Series. Moving up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder has been such a great experience," said Krohn. "It's a ladder that has already benefitted quite a few, and in the future it will be essential in continuing to feed the very best drivers into what I think is the best racing series in the world. IndyCar and all the sanctioning bodies and sponsors on the ladder, like Mazda and Firestone have done a tremendous job with supporting their up and coming talents, and I am so proud not only to be part of Belardi Auto Racing, but also to be one of the future faces of IndyCar.