Krohn and Mundill: No reward for speed in New Jersey New Jersey Motorsports Park double header weekend did not turn out the way Anders Krohn and Star Mazda Championship team Mundill had imagined. After holding onto pole ...
Krohn and Mundill: No reward for speed in New Jersey
New Jersey Motorsports Park double header weekend did not turn out the way Anders Krohn and Star Mazda Championship team Mundill had imagined. After holding onto pole position for most of the first qualifying session, Krohn and Mundill encountered fuel pump issues on their last flyer. This eventually relegated them to third on the grid for Race 1, missing pole position by a mere tenth of a second. With a massive field of 28 cars, 16 cars were within one second of the pole time, showing just how competitive the Star Mazda Championship is.
In Race One, Anders got off to a less than ideal start, but headed into turn one as fourth. However, a car behind tried a poorly executed passing move, jumping over the inside curb and forcing himself into a spin and Anders out onto the grass. Anders lost multiple positions, but quickly started making passes once back on track. Crossing the line in 12th with an injured car, Krohn and Mundill had at least salvaged some points for the driver and team championships.
In Qualifying for Race Two, Krohn got within two tenths of pole position, but in this extremely tight field it was only good enough for seventh. At the start of Race Two he maintained his position, and a few laps into the race moved up to sixth. Mid race Anders was catching the leading pack, but shortly thereafter his rear tires started going off and he had to settle for sixth in an uneventful race.
"We had all hoped for a better turnout this weekend, especially seeing how fast we were in testing and qualifying. We were really on the pace the first days of racing, and on the last day we just missed out with a couple of tenths, which is huge in this field right now. We'll regroup and come back stronger for the next weekend at the Milwaukee Mile Oval for sure. The guys at Mundill are working flat out and I am sure we will succeed soon." Commented Anders Krohn on the past weekend and the upcoming race which will be held on June 20th.