Daytona 24: Krohn Racing hour 12 report

Krohn Racing Continues Move to Front DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., January 29, 2006 -- Shortly after midnight the first half of the 44th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona faded into the record books and the second half loomed large on the horizon....

Krohn Racing Continues Move to Front

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., January 29, 2006 -- Shortly after midnight the first half of the 44th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona faded into the record books and the second half loomed large on the horizon. Krohn Racing's No. 75 Pontiac-Riley Daytona Prototype continued its streak towards the front moving up to seventh overall as night took hold here in Daytona Beach, Fla. The seventh-place is a gain two positions in the last three hours. Since taking the green flag, the Houston, Texas-based team has gained a total of 24 positions. The clear and warm conditions are proving very beneficial to the Tracy Krohn-owned machine as the handling has improved in the nighttime hours. Since the initial rash of minor problems (an engine vibration, low fuel pressure, low oil pressure among them) in the early going, the race has gone smoothly since the eighth hour. Braun (Ovalo, Texas), fourth in the driver rotation, completed a trouble-free double stint leading into the race's midpoint before handing over to Tracy Krohn (Houston, Texas) at the race's 11 hour, 13 minute mark. As Krohn slipped behind the wheel, it began the team's second round of double-stint duties by the drivers. Following Krohn's roughly two hours guiding the green and blue Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve Daytona Prototype, Nic Jonsson (Buford, Ga.) will take-over the late night duties, initially scheduled for 1:30 AM (ET) to 3:30 AM. Jonsson will be relieved by Germany's Jorg Bergmeister who will likely see dawn break during his late night-early morning driving chores.

At midnight, the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac- Riley had completed 356 laps (1,267 miles) of the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course. Each driver has run three stints with Krohn presently on his fourth.

Colin Braun: "Traffic is nuts out there. You'd think by now guys would be settling down but they aren't. Every re-start cars are going everywhere. The Krohn Racing car is doing well. The engine is a little soft but everything else seems to be working really well. The car really seems to like the night."

More on Krohn Racing can be found at www.KrohnRacing.net

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Nic Jönsson
Teams Krohn Racing