Sebring: Anders Krohn race report

Sebring, Florida -- March 21st, 2010 -- After a dominating Qualifying performance with a new Star Mazda Lap Record at Sebring International Raceway, Anders Krohn was unable to continue the same trend in Round one of the 2010 Championship,...

Sebring, Florida -- March 21st, 2010 -- After a dominating Qualifying performance with a new Star Mazda Lap Record at Sebring International Raceway, Anders Krohn was unable to continue the same trend in Round one of the 2010 Championship, eventually coming home fifth. "Andersen Racing and I had a great week at Sebring, and it's only a shame we couldn't cap off the race in the same way we started it." Commented Krohn, shortly upon completion of the race.

The Norwegian racer, who is also referred to as "The Viking", started the 21 lap race in Pole Position after a Qualifying effort that saw his #47 Trallfa/NCA/Colosseum/Andersen Racing car beat the current Star Mazda Lap Record by a massive 1,9 seconds. "All winter long the team and I have been preparing for this, and sitting on Pole is the culmination of a lot of hard work from everyone on the team. The fact that we were 1st,2ndand 3rdin Qualifying just shows how strong the team is, and I want to thank them for doing absolutely everything right." The 22-year old said.

The start of the race saw three Andersen Racing cars side by side heading into turn one, but Anders had to back off to avoid contact and a potential race ending crash. More drama occurred during the first lap and at the completion of the 3,7 mile lap, the former F2000 Champion was down in 6thplace. Gradually working his way back up the field, he was up to 3rdby mid race and also set the fastest lap of the race. A late race restart saw more drama unfold and Krohn fell back to 6thbefore getting one position back on the final lap. Eventually crossing the finish line in 5thafter some very tough racing, Anders was not fully satisfied.

"It was a pretty crazy race, and I'm just happy I was able to finish it with some decent points. It's a great shame we couldn't win or be on the podium, but we know the pace is there to make it happen. All eyes are now directed towards the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg next weekend, and we should be very strong yet again. Getting to race just 20 minutes from the team's base in Palmetto will be very cool. Once again

I'd like to thank Andersen Racing for all that they've done, as well as all of my sponsors and partners for their incredible support." Ended a motivated Krohn who is being supported by Trallfa, Norse Cutting & Abandonment, Colosseum, Bring Logistics, SR Transport, Eagles Canyon Raceway, ZAT Graphics, Rioja, Bell Racing and OMP."

-source: anderskrohn.com

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Anders Krohn