Krohn Racing/TRG Finish Third and Eighth at Daytona Daytona Beach, Florida -- Krohn Racing/TRG brought both of their Daytona Prototype sportscars home in the top ten this evening at Daytona International Speedway. Max Papis and Bergmeister ...
Krohn Racing/TRG Finish Third and Eighth at Daytona
Daytona Beach, Florida -- Krohn Racing/TRG brought both of their Daytona Prototype sportscars home in the top ten this evening at Daytona International Speedway. Max Papis and Bergmeister finished in third with Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson coming home in Eighth.
At the drop of the green flag, Bergmeister went to work on improving from his third place qualifying effort. The German took over the lead of the race on lap three and had an exciting battle swapping the lead several times to the first caution. "I was able to get a good read on the starter and sneak past to second on the first lap and then lead the next lap," said Bergmeister. "I was able to do consistent lap times and there is a lot of racing room here to get by traffic. We had a slight fuel problem when I handed over to Max, but he did a great job to get it back up on the podium for our second trophy in a row."
"Berg drove a very strong first stint," said Papis. "I had to do a little work to get it back up front when we had our fueling problem, but in the end that is all we had today. The car was very good, but the Sun Trust guys are always tough here at Daytona. The team has a lot of momentum right now with two podiums in a row, so we can take that to Barber next month."
Team co-owner and driver Tracy Krohn started the number 67 car from his eighteenth place starting position. "We were running in mixed conditions with a very slight drizzle. The traction control wasn't working that well so that was costing me time each lap. Nic got in and drove it hard and was tangling with some cars at the end putting us back a couple of places. Berg and Max had a good run and were able to lead and make it on the podium, not a bad day all around."
"We missed a good bit of practice with a CV joint and a gear change," said Jonsson. "Tracy had a tough qualifying session, so we started the day a little behind. We were able to get back some track position with our pit stop strategy and we were running in the top ten. Then it started to get close at the end and I was racing hard with two other prototypes and we had a lot of contact the last two laps until one was getting a little too defensive. So eighth is not bad, we are starting to put together some consistent finishes."
Round eight of the Grand American Rolex Series will be run at Barber Motorsport Park on July 31st.