Road Atlanta: Anders Krohn race report

Strong season-finale for Krohn As the 13-race Star Mazda season came to a close at the legendary Road Atlanta circuit, Anders "The Viking" Krohn claimed second spot on the podium and also secured the Runner-Up position in the championship. "This...

Strong season-finale for Krohn

As the 13-race Star Mazda season came to a close at the legendary Road Atlanta circuit, Anders "The Viking" Krohn claimed second spot on the podium and also secured the Runner-Up position in the championship. "This was a fantastic way to end the year. We flew through the field after a less than ideal start and were catching the leader as soon we cleared the traffic. Andersen Racing identified the troubles I've been having with my car the second half of the season, and today we were on fire!" Commented an extremely happy Krohn after jumping out of his #47 NCA/Trallfa/Colosseum race car and saluting his hard working crew.

The build-up to the race was not ideal, as Krohn was struggling with engine issues all throughout practice. Come qualifying, rain started dripping after just two laps which took further track time away from the Norwegian. However, the car was fast and Krohn had managed to set a lap time that was good enough for 4th on the grid for the season finale.

Krohn did not have the best of getaways from the standing start, as his clutch was slipping. This meant he had to ride the brake, throttle and clutch all at the same time. He was still able to salvage P6 exiting turn one, and quickly started moving up through the field. "I could feel right away that the car was good and steadily made my way into the top-3. When I went to pass for second place I was heavily blocked, which led to me spinning off the track. Luckily I got going again and crossed the start finish line in P3. As I was heading into the pits I was informed by my team that my opponent had been penalized for the blocking and I was moved up to second. I'm glad to see that justice prevailed and we got the place we deserved today!" Said Krohn, who was happy to receive the prize as the series Runner-Up after a year of many battles.

With the 2010 season over, Krohn can look back at four years of Open-wheel racing with numerous medals won. In 2007 he finished as Runner-Up in the Benelux Formula Ford Championship with 6 wins driving for Vuik Racing, which he followed up by winning the US F2000 Championship with 9 wins in 2008 driving for Andersen Racing. He made the move to Star Mazda in 2009, winning on his Oval debut and coming home 6th in final standings with Team Mundill. This year he made the move back to Andersen Racing in the Star Mazda Championship and scored 6 podiums and top-5 finishes in every single round. What the 22-year old from Stavanger, Norway will do next year is still unsure.

"There are lots of options for next year, both in open-wheel and sports-car racing. Along with my partners I will consider all of the opportunities and see what makes the most sense both for them and me. It should be an interesting silly-season! Looking back at this season, I am proud of what Andersen Racing accomplished this year and hope they can carry this momentum into next year and go win the championship. I would not be here without the continuing support of my partners, so I'd like to send a big thank you to Trallfa, Norse Cutting & Abandonment, Colosseum, Logi Trans/Offshore Express, Bring Logistics US Inc, SR Transport, ZAT Graphics, Nash Performance, Eagles Canyon Raceway, KNA, Rioja, MotorAkademiet, Bell Racing, OMP Racing, Restart Communications, and Racing For Kids." Ended Krohn, who is currently in Houston, TX preparing off season activities for his partners and the 2011 racing program. More off-season news will follow; make sure to stay tuned to www.anderskrohn.com!

Best Regards,

Anders Krohn

-source: www.anderskrohn.com

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