Homestead: Krohn Racing/TRG race report

Pontiac podium Krohn Racing/TRG earned a Rolex Sports Car Series podium finish in only the second race for the new team. Jorg Bergmeister and Max Papis drove a strong race at Homestead-Miami Speedway from 11th to third in the No.

Pontiac podium

Krohn Racing/TRG earned a Rolex Sports Car Series podium finish in only the second race for the new team. Jorg Bergmeister and Max Papis drove a strong race at Homestead-Miami Speedway from 11th to third in the No. 66 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI. Their teammates Nic Jonsson and Tracy Krohn charged from 21st to fourth in the No. 67 Pontiac-Riley.

Jorg Bergmeister, No. 66:

"The whole team did an awesome job. We didn't have the fastest car, but a very consistent car and that was really good for the race. I didn't expect to end up on the podium, but Max said before the race we would be in the top five or on the podium. I thought he was pretty optimistic, but it worked out."

Max Papis, No. 66:

"It was a great effort, our first podium. We did a great job in the pits and out there in the car. We have work to do, but it's a good way to start the season with a podium. It's my first podium as well for Pontiac and General Motors, and that means a lot to everyone on the team. I hope it will be a good motivation for us in the future."

Nic Jonsson, No. 67:

"All the crew guys have done an awesome job ever since we got the cars. It was such a struggle to get the cars ready for the [Rolex 24 At Daytona] test and the race -- then we burned the car down to the ground at the Rolex. We went to test earlier this week and burned it down to the ground again, so the guys have been really thrashing on the car. It's unbelievable for the team to finish three-four in our second race together."

Tracy Krohn, No. 67:

"If you told me at the beginning of the week that we were going to have a top-five finish, I'd have told you that you were crazy. The week's been pretty rough -- the car caught on fire in testing last week, and we had to change some things, but the crew just did a super job. Today was a patience sort of day for us -- going through the first part of the race we stayed in it, and then when I turned the car over to Nic, he just drove the wheels off it."

-kr/trg-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Nic Jönsson
Teams Krohn Racing