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Krohn Racing/TRG Taking Momentum to Watkins Glen Tracy Krohn Returns to Drive the ...

Krohn Racing/TRG Taking Momentum to Watkins Glen
Tracy Krohn Returns to Drive the #67

Petaluma, California -- Krohn Racing/TRG will be looking for their second win in a row and the teams second at Watkins Glen this weekend in round twelve of the Grand American Rolex Series Crown Royal 250 to be run at the historic road course on Saturday.

Max Papis and Jörg Bergmeister, driving their number 66/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley, will be trying to put a winning streak together. Taking the momentum from their Phoenix win two weeks ago, Bergmeister is ready to add another victory.

Bergmeister is looking forward to the team's third appearance at Watkins Glen. "I hope we can keep the strong performances going. I think we should have a goodcar forWatkins Glen as we have already had two races there. We have the setup for the track, it is just a matter of dialing it in for the conditions. It will bevery important to have a clean race without any contact as we are racing with the GT cars again. We will need a good car and a mistake free run to have success."

Max Papis is hungry for a good racing weekend after a difficult past four weeks. "I have had a couple of tough weeks in the Cadillac at Mosport, the IROC car at Richmond and then the fire at Phoenix. I need a good weekend! We will be looking to repeat the 1 -- 2 from June and maybe we can be the ONE this time. It was the first race weekend that the team really came together, both cars. It will be a big event with the IRL series, I can see my old friends Dario, Tony and Brian Herta. I feel that there are some tracks that everything runs as we want it to, Watkins Glen is one of them. We are improving every weekend and every weekend there is a good fight in the DP series. There is no given when you go to each track. My goal will be to put the 66 car in victory lane."

Team co-owner and driver Tracy Krohn will return behind the wheel of the number 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley. Through his trials and tribulations with his business and associates and their family members that were affected by Hurricane Katrina, racing is a true escape for Tracy. "The really good thing about racing for me is that I get to focus on only one thing instead of many different things simultaneously. It is ethereal in that it is purely reactionary and not totally mental. Plus no one can call me while I am in the car." He comments on the coming event. "This race will probably be won in the pits and since we feel like we have a reasonably good setup off the truck. Thus, the emphasis really needs to be on strategy and quality pit stops."

Nic Jönsson is glad to have his full time co-driver back. "It will be good to have Tracy back. We will go in with the goal of returning to victory lane. We had some tough luck at Phoenix with the fire, otherwise we would have been battling at the front with the 66 car. Each team has a win so far and now we are hungry for more. The conditions should be a little cooler this race, so we will have to tune for the weather."

"Welcome back Tracy," said Kevin Buckler, team co-owner.

"Watkins Glen has been good to us this year and we will be looking to have a good race with the DPs. Max is motivated and Jörg is coming off of a win. Both teams have tasted victory this year and yearning for more."

Jörg Bergmeister is currently fourth in the Daytona Prototype standings with teammate Nic Jönsson in ninth with 217.

The Grand American Rolex Series will return to Watkins Glen International for round twelve on September 24th. The race will be televised live on the Speed Channel starting at 3:00 p.m. EST.


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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Nic Jönsson
Teams Krohn Racing