Houston's Tracy Krohn amazed by Le Mans crowds and atmosphere Tracy Krohn is in France preparing to compete in the legendry Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race. The Friday before the Le Mans 24 Hours is usually a quiet affair with no action on the ...
Houston's Tracy Krohn amazed by Le Mans crowds and atmosphere
Tracy Krohn is in France preparing to compete in the legendry Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race. The Friday before the Le Mans 24 Hours is usually a quiet affair with no action on the track, but Tracy and the Krohn Racing with White Lightning team had an action packed day. No activities were taking place on the track but Tracy is never one to sit still.
Tracy's guests have arrived from around the world, including the USA, England and the host country France itself. He hosted a pool-side picnic at a Chateau where the guests are staying before heading back to the track for pit stop practice. Endurance racing can be won or lost on time in the pits so every second taken to change over drivers is critical. From there Tracy headed with fellow racers Nic Jonsson and Jorg Bergmeister to the town of Le Mans for the Drivers' Parade. Jorg had witnessed the spectacle before but Nic and Tracy were completely in awe of the support from the crowds.
Tracy Krohn: "The parade is an event not unlike Mardi Gras in that there's a party atmosphere. Lots of families, kids and young people. Everyone was so friendly. It took us about two hours to get round the parade route. Not only did we go round in vintage cars but there were bands, all sorts of historic cars and a great parade of American cars. There must have been tens of thousands of people there -- absolutely amazing! The whole Le Mans experience is like nothing else -- I knew it would be good but in reality it's like nothing else. It's been great that people have come over as guests all the way from the States -- we've got people here from Houston and New Orleans - and I'm sure all the guests will have a great time in this fantastic atmosphere."