Tough Star Mazda debut for Krohn Anders Krohn and team Mundill did not kick off the 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear season the way they wanted last week. Anders started sixth in the race held at Sebring International Raceway,...
Tough Star Mazda debut for Krohn
Anders Krohn and team Mundill did not kick off the 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear season the way they wanted last week. Anders started sixth in the race held at Sebring International Raceway, but was not able improve his position due to engine problems.
The test sessions leading up to qualifying had been difficult with several mechanical gremlins keeping the team from improving like they had hoped for. The entire team put forth an impressive effort and managed to make a big leap for qualifying. This enabled Norwegian driver Anders Krohn to put the car on row three for the race, a considerable improvement from testing.
Unfortunately the problems were not over, as Anders encountered engine troubles on the warm up lap of the race. Krohn got off to a good initial start and was up to fifth, but quickly got passed by several cars on the long straights of Sebring. The 21- year old fought as hard as he could, and eventually crossed the finish line in 17th position.
"This has been a hard week, where neither the team nor I have been rewarded for our hard work." Anders Krohn said, reflecting on his Star Mazda debut. "The sudden engine issues came out of nowhere, and could not have been predicted. I'm very proud of the way the entire team worked despite the issues we had, and feel confident we'll be back with a bang."
Anders will now travel back to his Native Norway where he will be working with sponsors and associates involved in his racing campaign. Anders' main sponsors are Trallfa Industries and Colosseum Dental, and he is also supported by Antenor, ZAT Graphics, SR Transport and WvL Engineering.
The next race on the calendar will be held at Virginia International Raceway on April 25th. The very same track that saw Anders Krohn win his first two races in the U.S. last year.