Krohn has to settle for 4th in Street Race Thriller As the green flag dropped for the 10th round of the Star Mazda Championship at the Grand Prix Trois Rivieres (GP3R), Norwegian racer Anders "The Viking" Krohn quickly captured the lead with an...
Krohn has to settle for 4th in Street Race Thriller
As the green flag dropped for the 10th round of the Star Mazda Championship at the Grand Prix Trois Rivieres (GP3R), Norwegian racer Anders "The Viking" Krohn quickly captured the lead with an aggressive move exiting turn one. Krohn and his team, Andersen Racing, had their eyes set on winning their first race of the year at the legendary street venue. But it was not to be, as the 22-year old from Stavanger, Norway was shuffled back and had to settle for 4th in what was a thriller for the Canadian race fans.
Krohn qualified second for the race, missing out on pole position by a mere 0.081 seconds. The mind set for the race was simple: Win. Krohn did everything he could in the opening laps by taking the lead at the start and holding the lead for the first 10 laps. A few laps in, the car started fading away from the Houston-resident and he was unable to keep the lead. He was passed by last year's GP3R winner in the braking zone for turn 6, and lost a bit of momentum coming out of the corner, allowing another opponent to sneak up alongside. The driver then started turning towards Krohn, squeezing him right up alongside the concrete barriers. Krohn was forced to hit the brakes when his opponent continued moving over, but in doing so, he fell all the way back to fourth. The Andersen Racing driver kept fourth place for the remainder of the race, but was not happy with the outcome.
"Andersen Racing and I have fought so hard all year long for that win and it's a shame we couldn't do it here in the streets of Trois Rivieres. I don't know why we struggled so much for pace in the race, but I'm sure we'll figure it out in time for Road America this weekend. It was looking very good in the opening laps, and we need to bring that momentum with us. I'm just glad the next race is a short four days away, so that Andersen Racing, my partners and I can continue our quest for the top step of the podium." Said Krohn, who is partnered with 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.
Although Krohn finished fourth on the road in Trois Rivieres, he will receive third place points since race winner Alex Ardoin is not eligible for championship points. Krohn still sits second in the championship standings, with three races to go on the 2010 schedule.