Watkins Glen: Krohn Racing/TRG Saturday report

Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Eighth and Seventeenth in DP for the Watkins Glen Six Hour Watkins Glen, New York -- Krohn Racing/TRG Daytona Prototype drivers Jorg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified in eighth and seventeenth for tomorrow's Grand...

Krohn Racing/TRG Qualifies Eighth and Seventeenth in DP for the Watkins Glen Six Hour

Watkins Glen, New York -- Krohn Racing/TRG Daytona Prototype drivers Jorg Bergmeister and Tracy Krohn qualified in eighth and seventeenth for tomorrow's Grand American Rolex Series Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen.

Under overcast skies, 91-degree temperatures and near 100% humidity, the Krohn Racing/TRG prototype drivers battled understeer to post qualifying times that will see Bergmeister start from the fourth row and Krohn leave from the eighth row for tomorrow's 10:00 a.m. green flag start.

Bergmeister driving the number 66/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley qualified with a time of 1:46.780 and an average speed of 115 mph. "I was really pushing hard. The car had way too much understeer, so I turned off the traction control and was able to set my fastest lap of the session, but that burned up the rear tires. We will need to make a few changes for the race tomorrow, but starting in the fourth row is not too bad for a six-hour race." Open wheel racing stalwart Christian Fittipaldi will partner Bergmeister for tomorrow's race.

Team owner Tracy Krohn drove his number 67/Krohn Racing/TRG/Pontiac Riley to a qualifying time of 1:49.886. "The car has a lot of push. We made some changes last night, but I think we went a little too far; I am having trouble getting the car turned into the corner. I tried to adjust my line, my approach to the corner and braking point, but still the push. I think we will be able to race comfortably in the 49s and 50-second range. We will have to go back to the setup we had yesterday for the race."

The six-hour race will be televised live the Speed Channel starting at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jörg Bergmeister , Tracy Krohn
Teams Krohn Racing