Strong Comeback for Krohn and Mundill April 28th, 2009 Danville, VA -- Round Two of the highly competitive Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear was held at Virginia International Raceway this weekend. Driver Anders Krohn and team...
Strong Comeback for Krohn and Mundill
April 28th, 2009 Danville, VA -- Round Two of the highly competitive Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear was held at Virginia International Raceway this weekend. Driver Anders Krohn and team Mundill did a great recovery from a less than ideal qualifying to finish an impressive sixth in the incident filled race.
28 competitors rolled onto the 3.27 mile road course on Saturday morning for Qualifying. Norwegian Anders Krohn won on his U.S. debut at the very same track just over a year ago, but would not have the same luck this time by as he had an off on one of the opening laps of qualifying. The off track excursion filled up the radiators with grass and as a result the engine over heated. Krohn only got two flying laps and qualified a disappointing 15th.
Mundill did an impressive job in replacing the engine for the race, and the car proved very competitive on Sunday's morning warm-up.
At the start of the race, Krohn got a good jump and gained several positions before the first of a total of five safety car periods became imminent. The race was an incident filled affair, with only seven green flag laps being completed in the 45-minute time slot. Whenever the green flag was shown, Krohn gained several positions on each occasion and eventually crossed the finish line in 6th, having improved nine positions in a mere seven laps.
"It was a difficult weekend for me, and unfortunately I was not 100% back to normal after I had a crash here last week. The entire team did an awesome job in turning me around though, and we managed to turn around what looked like a terrible weekend into some good points. We'll be back stronger next race! I'd like to thank Mundill for their dedicated work, as well as my personal sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental, Antenor and ZAT Graphics." Said Krohn who now moves up to 8th in the Overall Points Standings, and 4th in the Rookie Standings.
"We had a rough session in qualifying." Said team Co-Owner David Mundy. "Anders had a small off which unfortunately covered the radiator screen and lead to the car overheating. This led to qualifying the car further back than we had hoped for. The team did a great job in repairing the car, which was flawless in the morning warm up and race. Anders was on form on race day and drove smart while surrounded by chaos. Moving from our qualifying spot of 15 th to finish 6th is a very good result given the circumstances." Ended Mundy.
The next race will be held at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah on May 16th.