KROHN RACING ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA 2007 Notes and Quotes at the 12-Hour: The 45th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona was under red flag conditions at the halfway mark at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 28th at Daytona International Speedway. The race was ...
KROHN RACING ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA 2007
Notes and Quotes at the 12-Hour:
The 45th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona was under red flag conditions at the halfway mark at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 28th at Daytona International Speedway. The race was stopped at approximately 12:56 a.m. to make repairs to Turn One barrier due to a racing incident. To add more drama, rain had just begun to fall on the circuit, as forecasters predicted.
The No 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley of owner/driver Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Boris Said was in the 25th position after several pit and garage stops to repair electrical problems that appeared to be nearly identical to those experienced in the fourth hour by their sister car (the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley).
The No 75 Krohn entry was in the 31st overall position and continuing to move up when the red flag was shown. After the gremlins they experience earlier in the race, they were now running a steady race and clocking good times as they managed to climb over 20 positions in recent hours.
BORIS SAID, driver of the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley:
"It's been a really good 24-hour race. It's definitely unusual to have a 24-hour race with an intermission. I've never had that before, so that's definitely a first. The car was running great. We were in seventh place and unfortunately we developed an electrical miss (misfire). It took awhile to fix it and we lost a bunch of laps but that changed our goal. Our goal now is to just try to get to the finish and see where the chips fall."
JEFF HAZELL, Krohn Racing Team Manager:
"We're not looking forward to the rain. As long as this red period lasts until the weather goes away, we'll be very thankful. Otherwise, the cars have both had a lot of electrical stuff, but they are now running fine. Hopefully we'll make it to the end of the race like that.
"The car is very quick now. They're running very quick. The trouble is that you don't really notice when you are at the foot of the page (at the bottom of the charts). The lap times are very good. We might get them both in the Top 10. You never know. I'd rather be running now than stopped so that we are making time. The problems that we are having are symptomatic of a late introduction of mandatory parts that haven't been properly tested and we are paying the price for that."