Daytona II: Darren Turner preview

NO REST FOR THE WICKED Who needs holidays when you can go racing instead? Darren Turner was finally going to take some time off this week but a last minute call up to Krohn Racing's driving squad at Daytona will see him heading Stateside for the...

NO REST FOR THE WICKED
Who needs holidays when you can go racing instead?

Darren Turner was finally going to take some time off this week but a last minute call up to Krohn Racing's driving squad at Daytona will see him heading Stateside for the next round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series.

Darren is no stranger to the Krohn Racing Daytona Prototype, or indeed the Daytona International Speedway, as he has already competed in two 24-hour races there. In 2008 he finished fourth on his debut and in January this year he was running third when engine problems forced the team into retirement after six hours.

After enjoying the experience of the Daytona 24 Hours, Darren is delighted to be rejoining the Krohn Racing team, alongside Nic Jonsson, in the No.76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the two times I raced with Krohn before," said Darren. "The Grand-Am Series is great and it's good to work with Nic (Jonsson) and the other guys on the team. I have only done 24-hour races in Grand-Am so it will be interesting to see how different a sprint race will be. You have to pace yourself in a 24-hour race, in order to preserve the car, but I imagine in this race we'll all be flat out and the racing will be ferocious. I know the car has had some good results since I last drove it in January so I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel to see how it has developed."

Saturday is going to be a hectic day for Darren as everything happens in one day for the Grand-Am runners. Practice and qualifying take place in the morning, before the main race at 2pm. The Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona is a 250-mile race, or two hours and thirty minutes, whichever comes first.

Once the race is over Darren is looking forward to kicking back and watching the NASCAR race that gets underway at Daytona that night.

-credit: dtPR

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Nic Jönsson
Teams Krohn Racing