Krohn Racing Preview for Barber Grand-Am
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Krohn Racing will compete in the neighboring state of Alabama this weekend as the Georgia-based team heads to Birmingham for the Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union race, July 18-19, 2009. The 250-mile or two hour and 45 minute race is Round 8 of 12 of the Grand-Am Rolex Series races in 2009.

The pairing of Nic Jönsson and Ricardo Zonta in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola will be the solo Krohn Racing entry this weekend. The previous race at Daytona on July 4th brought out the second No. 75 Krohn Racing car of team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and Eric van de Poele. However this weekend Krohn is expected to attend the race but not drive.

TRACY W. KROHN, Team Owner, Krohn Racing:
You drove at the last race in Daytona but will be sitting out the driving this weekend. Will that be difficult after a few successful events as a driver, including Le Mans, to be "just" the team owner and watch the race on TV instead of participating?
"I have always found it difficult to watch a race and not be participating. Barber is a very fun track and a quirky patch of landscaping! I hope to attend the race at Barber this weekend instead of just watching on TV!!"

Traditionally Barber is a good track for Krohn Racing (victory in 2006, 2nd in 2007, Zonta led the race last year and had the fastest lap but suffered a blown tire and missed being on the podium). Why is the Barber circuit well-suited for Krohn Racing and its drivers?
"I believe we have a huge amount of talent in Nic Jönsson and Ricardo Zonta and I think we have a pretty good idea of what set up to use for this track. We have tested here quite a bit in the past as it is not that far from our shop at Road Atlanta so I think we have a really good home court advantage here as well!"
What do you think will be the most challenging thing for the team at Barber?
"Probably the most challenging thing at Barber will be weather and more importantly, track temperatures. We always seem to do a pretty good job of figuring out what we need to do to achieve balance in the car throughout. a stint! Having said all that, I truly believe that we have an extremely talented driver lineup with Nic and Ricardo!!"
There is a smaller field of DP cars this weekend. How do you think that will affect the race?
"I am a bit surprised that we have a smaller field as usually this race is pretty well attended and the crowds continue to grow every year! There will not be that much effect unless the GT car count is down significantly. If that is the case then we will have a faster race with fewer yellows. I expect the racing to be very close!"
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