short start Krohn Racing/TRG was thwarted in its qualifying attempt for the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway when the qualifying session was stopped after two laps for an on-track incident. Jorg Bergmeister will start...
Krohn Racing/TRG was thwarted in its qualifying attempt for the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway when the qualifying session was stopped after two laps for an on-track incident. Jorg Bergmeister will start Saturday's race 11th on the 49-car grid, based on his single qualifying lap of one minute 16.821 seconds. He will share driving duty with Max Papis in the No. 66 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI. Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson will start 21st in the No. 67 Pontiac-Riley, after Krohn went off track during the qualifying session to avoid contact with two cars that tangled ahead of him.
Bergmeister had the benefit of his co-driver coaching from the pit lane. "It's really nice to be able to drive with Max this year -- driving-stylewise, we match up very well together and I can learn a lot from him," Bergmeister said. "It's nice to have him talk with me over the radio while I'm in the car. He tried in qualifying to help me find a clean gap where I could slot in a fast lap, but unfortunately, I only got in one qualifying lap!"
Tracy Krohn enjoys both the power of racing and the respite from his high-powered day job at the helm of W&T Offshore, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company with a primary focus in the Gulf of Mexico. The firm successfully launched an initial public offering last month on the New York stock exchange (WTI). "The good thing about racing is when I get in the car, all I have to do is focus on one thing," Krohn said.
Kevin Buckler, co-owner of Krohn Racing/TRG with Tracy Krohn, is proud of the new team's chemistry. "It's really good to see the team come together -- we're starting to gel as a group. Everybody's done a great job; we keep getting better every session, which is important.
He was frustrated by the abbreviated Homestead qualifying session: "Qualifying today was a bit of a bummer. I don't think anyone on the grid got a clean lap in -- I know for certain that Jorg and Tracy didn't."