Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Third and Twelfth Mexico City -- Krohn Racing/TRG drivers Jorg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified third and twelfth for the final round of the Grand American Rolex Series race to be held at Autodromo Hermanos ...
Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Third and Twelfth
Mexico City -- Krohn Racing/TRG drivers Jorg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified third and twelfth for the final round of the Grand American Rolex Series race to be held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City tomorrow afternoon.A black flag interrupted the 15-minute qualifying session just two laps in, causing the Krohn Racing/TRG pilots to reset their strategies. Bergmeister, driving number 66/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley, was able to come back and post a time of 1:45.958 good for a second row starting position.
"We have some work to do for the warmup tomorrow," said Bergmeister. "We are a half-second off of the pace. We are struggling with the grip of the car. I am getting beat pretty good through the esses, so we will have to work on the handling for the morning. The qualifying time was ok; the guys will work on the handling and we will have it right for the race."
Teammate Tracy Krohn qualified in twelfth with a time of 1:47.744. The Texan will go away from the grid in the fifth row.
"We made big strides with the front grip of the car," said Krohn. "The turn-in is really good, the back was sliding a little bit through the twisty parts. We will work on the balance in the warm-up. I made a few small mistakes and had a good lap going when the black flag came out. I really think I had another second improvement out there. I hope to show the speed in the race tomorrow."
"Tracy and Jorg did a good job in qualifying," said team co-owner Kevin Buckler. "The black flagged interrupted the flow of the session, but third and twelfth in not bad. We have some work to do on the cars for the race, but we have the list and the crew know what to do. We need to close the season on a strong note and the guys are motivated."
The Mexico City circuit has a rich history that includes Formula 1, Champ Car and most recently Busch Grand National. The 2.786-mile, 16-turn circuit will be a challenge as the nearly one-mile straight feeds onto a series of esses making handling the call of the day. Unlike the Busch layout, the circuit includes the famous route through the baseball stadium.