Krohn Racing Preview of Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen
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The Crown Royal 200 at The Glen race is the next Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race, Round 9 of 12, and will be held at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York this Friday evening, August 7th.

The No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola of Nic Jönsson and Ricardo Zonta will be the sole Krohn Racing entry for the shortest race of the season, 200-miles or 2-hours on the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course. The duo previously won at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in May, collecting their first victory in the Proto-Auto Lola. Krohn Racing previously won at The Glen in 2006 with Jörg Bergmeister and Boris Said and in 2005 with team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and Nic Jönsson, both victories in the 6-Hour race.

TRACY W. KROHN, Team Owner/Driver Krohn Racing:
Watkins Glen has been a good circuit for Krohn Racing. What are the things you personally like about The Glen?
"We run the track in two configurations. We run it in the long configuration, which has several more turns. And we run it in the NASCAR configuration, which is much faster and muc shorter. It's nice to go up there and run both of them. It's always a track that you have to drive very close margins because the walls are close. It doesn't lend itself to making too many mistakes. Of course no track does, but I think particularly at Watkins Glen and particularly when you're going up through the esses. You're a little bit on the edge and you have to drive it through there instead of just relying on downforce. You try to strip the downforce off and go as fast as you can so you really have to drive through there as opposed to just putting downforce on the car and not having to be concerned about it."

Do you prefer the long or short course?
"I'm not really sure. I think now that now that everybody has the same length of time on the fueling rigs it will be more interesting to find out."

This is another NASCAR/Grand-Am race week. How do you like those crossover event weekends?
"I like it as an owner. For one thing, there's a lot less expense involved. You're not there for several days. You're only there for a day and a half or two days. That, on the expense side of it, is good. There are a lot of people there. I think there is becoming a growing awareness of our series and being part of NASCAR. I see nothing but real positives in it."

How tough has the competition been this year?
"Tough! We've worked really hard at developing this car and trying to make it as good as we can. Again, I'm disappointed in competitors that have deliberately, in my opinion, bent the rules and knowingly. I feel like it's going to be more fun to compete now that everybody is going to be a little more equal."
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