NA-F2000: Anders Krohn joins Andersen Racing

Krohn Joins Andersen Racing For 2008 F2000 Campaign PALMETTO, Fla., Feb. 13 - The F2000 Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tire got even more competitive today with Andersen Racing's announcement that it will field a Van Diemen in...

Krohn Joins Andersen Racing For 2008 F2000 Campaign

PALMETTO, Fla., Feb. 13 - The F2000 Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tire got even more competitive today with Andersen Racing's announcement that it will field a Van Diemen in that series for 20-year-old Anders Krohn of Sandnes, Norway.

Krohn's No. 9 will carry decals advertising his sponsors - Trallfa Industries, Coliseum Dental, Kruse Smith, SR Transport and Antenor - as well as the Palmetto, Fla.-based team's sponsor, Allied Building Products Corp.

Andersen Racing drivers earned three of the top-five spots in the F2000 series last year. It is the official factory team of the most successful car in F2000 history, Van Diemen.

Krohn finished second in the 2007 Dutch & Benelux Formula Ford championship in his first season of formula car racing. He earned just one point less than the driver who won the championship at the end of the 15-race season. Krohn recorded six victories, nine pole positions and 11 podium finishes in all to secure the runner-up spot.

Prior to that he had a distinguished karting career. He was the national champion in ICC shifter karts in his native land in 2006, when he also became the youngest driver ever to receive the prestigious "Golden Steering Wheel" award.

In 2006 he was the Scandinavian Champion in ICC, the GigaCup International Champion, ICC and the KNA Champion, ICC. He finished 17th in the World Championship in Super ICC. He also received the "Automobile Driver of the Year" award, beating World Rally Champion Peter Solberg.

Krohn has been racing since 1996, when he won his third race ever at the age of 9.

"I'm very happy to have signed with Andersen Racing," Krohn said. "I tested with them for two days on January 7 and 8, and was immediately impressed by the entire team. Never having been to the U.S. before I didn't quite know what to expect, but I really loved everything about it. It was a great two days that led to the signing of a contract with Andersen Racing.

"It's obviously hard to know what to expect when you're heading into your first season in a new country, a new series and with a new team, but I was definitely encouraged," Krohn continued. "I think that we can do a good job. My main goal has always been to win, no matter what I drive. I will try to do that also in F2000, although I know it will be tough. From what I have seen and heard of the F2000 Championship Series, it is highly professional, with loads of entries.

"All in all I am excited about making the move to the U.S. racing scene. I would also like to thank three major sponsors that will be continuing to support me in 2008: Trallfa Industries, Coliseum Dental and Kruse Smith. They took a big chance on me last year but it paid off, so they will be supporting me again in 2008."

"We're delighted to have Anders join our team for the 2008 season," said team co-owner Dan Andersen. "He was very impressive when he tested with us, and we've heard nothing but good things about him. We believe he'll fit in well with our program; we have high hopes for him."

Andersen Racing is the official development team of Rahal Letterman Racing, which competes in both the IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series. Andersen Racing strives to offer the best and most comprehensive training program available for future formula car stars, fielding multiple entries in the F2000 Championship Series, the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, and the Indy Pro Series. The latter is the official development series of IndyCar.

Other Andersen Racing F2000 drivers in 2008 include: Jonny Baker of Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England; Doug Prendeville of Whippany, N.J.; Ricardo Vassmer of Caracas, Venezuela and Coral Springs, Fla.; and Scott Willard of Weston, Conn.

For more information see andersenracingteam.com and andersenracepark.com.

-credit: ar

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Doug Prendeville , Jonny Baker , Anders Krohn , Peter Champion