Nic Jonsson

driver nicDriver: No. 40 Ligier JS P2
Birthdate: August 4, 1967                    
Birthplace: Bankeryd, Sweden
Residence: Buford, GA

Website: www.NicJonsson.com
Twitter: @NicJonssonRacer

Fast Facts:

• Nic and team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn have been teammates in every race season since 2005. This is their 11th consecutive year.
• In nine consecutive entries at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with three podium finishes
• Third in FIA WEC GTE-Am Team Championship in 2012 with five podium finishes
• GTE-Am class winner at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans and third at 6 Hours of Zhuhai (China) in 2011 ILMC series. Runner-up in the 2011 ILMC GTE-Am class Team Championship
• Competed in American Le Mans Series from 2007 to 2013, and the Grand-Am Series from 2004 to 2013, climbing from Grand-Am Cup to Prototype
• Has two victories in Grand-Am DP in 2009, along with another podium and two podium finishes in 2008.
• Competed in Rolex Grand-Am Series from 2001 to 2013
• Continental Tire Sports Car Series ST class Driver and Team Champion in 2011 with factory Kia team
• Former IRL and Indy Lights driver. Also competed in NASCAR in 2007.
• First professional career victory in the 1990 Scandinavian F3 Championship

Career Highlights:
2015 – IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship: Driver of No. 57 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd in P class at Rolex 24 At Daytona (DNF) with drivers Tracy Krohn, Alex Brundle, and Olivier Pla; 12 Hours of Sebring (started 1st. finished 8th) with drivers Krohn and Pla

European Le Mans Series (ELMS): Driver of Krohn Racing No. 40 Ligier JS P2 Judd in LMP2 class with Tracy Krohn and Oswaldo (Ozz) Negri, Jr.; 4 Hours of Silverstone (4th), 4 Hours of Imola (5th); 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring (5th) with Tracy Krohn and Julien Canal; 4 Hours of Paul Ricard (5th) and 4 Hours of Estoril (8th) with Krohn and Pla

 ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: Krohn Racing No. 40 Ligier JS P2 Judd in LMP2 class at 24 Hours of Le Mans (12th) with Tracy Krohn and João Barbosa.

2014 - IMSA TUSCC (5 rounds): Driver of No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in GTLM class at Rolex 24 At Daytona (7th), 12 Hours of Sebring (4th), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (11th), Six Hours of the Glen (11th) Petit Le Mans (9th), with Tracy Krohn. Co-drivers include Andrea Bertolini (Daytona, Sebring, and Petit) and Peter Dumfries (Daytona); FIA World Endurance Championship (FIAWEC) (1 round): Krohn Racing No. 57 Ferrari F458 in GTE-Am class at Six Hours of COTA (6th) with Krohn and Ben Collins (“The Stig”); ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in GTE-Am class at 24 Hours of Le Mans (10th) with Krohn and Collins; Pirelli World Challenge: TCA Class champion in Kia Forte

2013 – FIAWEC (7 rounds): Driver of No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in GTE-Am class at 6 Hours of Sao Paulo (5th), 6 Hours of Silverstone (6th) rain shortened 6 Hours of Fuji (6th), 6 Hours of Spa (7th), 6 Hours of Austin(8th), 6 Hours of Shanghai (DNF) and 6 Hours of Bahrain (DNF) with Tracy Krohn and Maurizio Mediani; Grand-Am Rolex Series (Grand-Am) (2 rounds): No.. 76 Ford Krohn Racing DP at Circuit of the Americas (6th) with Krohn. Driver of the No. 67 TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in GT class at Rolex 24 At Daytona (DNF) with Krohn, Emanuel Collard and Romain Dumas; ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am at 24 Hours of Le Mans (DNF) with Krohn and Mediani

2012 – FIAWEC (7 rounds): Driver of No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 458 in GTE-Am class at 6 Hours of Fuji (2nd),6 Hours of Silverstone (3rd), 6 Hours of Bahrain (3rd), 6 Hours of Shanghai (3rd), 12 Hours of Sebring (5th), 6 Hours of Spa (7th) and 6 Hours of Sao Paulo (DNF), finishing 3rd in championship with Nic Jonsson and Michele Rugolo; Grand-Am (1 round): No. 76 Ford Krohn Racing DP At Rolex 24 at Daytona (11th) with Krohn, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun; ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in GTE-Am class at 24 Hours of Le Mans (3rd) with Krohn and Rugolo

2011 - FIA Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Series (ILMC) (7 rounds): Driver of No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 430 in GTE-Am class at 12 Hours of Sebring(1st) and Petit Le Mans(1st), Zhuhai (3rd), China(3rd), 6 Hours of Imola (7th), 6 Hours of Silverstone(7th) and 6 Hours of Spa (7th) with Tracy Krohn and Michele Rugolo. Finished second in team championship; Grand- Am (1 round): No. 76 Ford Krohn Racing DP at Rolex 24 At Daytona (6th) with Krohn, Ricardo Zonta and Nicolas Minassian; ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 430 at 24 Hours of Le Mans (DNF) with Krohn and Rugolo

2010 - Grand-Am (12 rounds): Drive of No. 75 Ford Krohn Racing Ford Lola DP at Rolex 24 At Daytona (4th) with Tracy Krohn, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun. Drove sprint races with Ricardo Zonta at Daytona 250 (6th), Montreal (7th), Lime Rock Park (pole, finished 9th), Miller Motorsports Park (10th), Barber (11th), VIR (11th), Watkins Glen 6 Hour (11th), Mid-Ohio (12th), Miami (13th), NJMP (13th) and Watkins Glen (13th). ALMS (2 rounds): No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 in GT2 class at 6 Hours of Monterey (9th) with Krohn and 12 Hours of Sebring (7th) with Krohn and Eric van de Poele; ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT at 24 Hours of Le Mans (DNF) with Krohn and van de Poele; Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series: Kia Forte Koupe in the ST class.

2009 – Grand-Am (9 rounds): Driver of No. 76 Ford Krohn Racing Ford Lola DP at Daytona (18th) with Darren Turner and Ricardo Zonta, VIR (16th),  NJMP (1st, second career DP victory), Laguna Seca (15th), Watkins Glen (9th), Mid-Ohio, Daytona (16th), Barber (5th) and Watkins Glen (1st); ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 83 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT in GT-2 class at 24 Hour of Le Mans (3rd) with Krohn and van de Poele; ALMS (1 round): No. 83 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 at 12 Hours of Sebring (6th) with Krohn and van de Poele.

2008 – Grand-Am (14 rounds): Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley DP at Daytona (4th) in at Homestead-Miami Speedway (11th)  with Ricardo Zonta. Had two podium finishes -- at Mexico City and Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona (3rd), Watkins Glen 200 (5th), Montreal (5th), Sears Point (5th) and Miller (5th), Laguna Seca (9th), Mid-Ohio (9th), Six Hours of the Glen (10th), Montreal (12th), New Jersey (13th), Barber (13th), VIR (16th); Tied for 8th in DP Team Championship. ALMS (1 round): No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT at 12 Hours of Sebring (3rd) with Krohn and van de Poele; ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 83 Risi-Krohn Ferrari F430 GTC at 24 Hours of Le Mans (DNF).

2007 – Grand-Am (14 rounds): 3rd at Long Beach and Lime Rock. Shared Krohn Racing Daytona Pontiac Riley with Tracy Krohn and/or Colin Braun in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series – finishing 4th overall ALMS (4 rounds): No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430GT in GT2 class at 12 Hours of Sebring (9th), Houston Grand Prix (10th), Petit Le Mans (DNF) (Krohn/Turner), and Laguna Seca (8th); ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: No. 99 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430GT in LMGT2 class at 24 Hours of Le Mans (2nd) with Krohn and Braun; Grand-Am Cup: Kinetic BMW M3; NASCAR Busch Series (1 race): – No. 28 Yellow Transportation Chevrolet at Montreal (12th);

2006 – Grand-Am (14 rounds): No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley DP at Rolex 24 at Daytona (5th); No. 75 Ford Riley at Mexico City (14th), Homestead (16th), Long Beach (12th), VIR (17th), Laguna Seca (22nd), Phoenix (14th), Watkins Glen (16th), Mid-Ohio (15th), Daytona (23rd), Barber (12th), Watkins Glen (12th);  No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Riley at Sonoma (9th) and Toole (6th); ACO/Le Mans 24 Hours: Debuted in the No. 90 Krohn Racing/White Lightning Racing Porsche 996 GT3 RSR at 24 Hours of Le Mans (39th)

2005 - Grand-Am (14 rounds): No. 67 TRG Pontiac Riley DP at Daytona (11th) in at Homestead-Miami Speedway (4th), Fontana Road (5th), Laguna Seca (16th), Montreal (5th), Six Hours of the Glen (first-career DP victory), 250 at Daytona (8th), Barber (19th), Watkins Glen 200 (23rd), Mid-Ohio (6th), Phoenix (19th), VIR (21th), Mexico City (7th), and finished fourth overall in Prototype championship; ALMS (3 rounds): No. 79 J3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in GT class at Sebring 12 Hours (2nd), Road Atlanta (R2 and R9/6th)

2004 – Grand-Am (2 rounds): No. 22 Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 in GT class at Rolex 24 At Daytona (17th) and Watkins Glen (8th); SCCA SPEED World Challenge: in a BMW 325 Ci – 2nd overall, one victory and four further podiums

2003 - SPEED World Challenge Touring (7 races): in a BMW 325Ci and one SPEED GT race in a BMW M3 with 3 Top 10 finishes -- season best 7th place at Road Atlanta and Mid-Ohio; ALMS: 12 Hours of Sebring with Petersen/White Lightning in Porsche 911 GT2 class  at – 2nd in championship

2002 - Grand-Am (6 rounds): No. 7 (No. 8 at Daytona) Rand Racing/Risi Competizione Nissan Lola in SRPII class at Phoenix (1st with Marino Franchitti), Watkins Glen (2nd), Daytona (started 1st, finished 3rd), VIR (2nd) and 4th in championship

2001 – ALMS: with PTG BMW M3 GTR – 4th at Sears Point and Mid-Ohio, finished 3rd in class for season; Grand-Am: No 20 with Dyson Racing Ford Riley at Rolex 24 At Daytona (3rd) in SPR class

2000 - ALMS: and European Le Mans Series with PTG BMW M3 GTR finishing 3rd at Laguna Seca, 4th Nurburgring, Portland, Las Vegas and Adelaide; Two races in IRL – Career best 12th at Orlando

1999 – IndyCar Series (2 races): No. 27 with Zmaz (Blueprint Racing) at Las Vegas (DNF/engine) and Fort Worth (DNS); ALMS: with Intersport in a Lola B98-Ford (4 races) with Jon Field; Grand-Am: No. 28 Ford/Lola with Intersport Racing at Lime Rock (5th)

1998 - Retained by Lola UK as test driver

1997 - Test driver for Andesigns, Inc. and Lola UK

1996 - INDY Lights Series: No. 35 Husqvarna/Capital Access Lola/Buick at Long Beach (crash)

1995 - Formula Asia Series: Argo Honda - five wins, nine podiums, 2nd overall

1994 – INDY Lights Series: - No. 27 Link Dynamo Lola/Buick at Laguna Seca (9th); Reynard factory test driver; Scandinavian Formula Three Championship: 2 wins and a further podium; Scandinavian Touring Car Championship: (3 races) – 2 wins and a further podium

1993 - European Formula 3 Series: – 2 wins, total 4 podiums

1992 -  Swedish Group N Touring Car Championship: 5 wins in 6 races, Champion

1991 -  Scandinavian F3 Championship: 5 wins in 7 races, Champion

1990 -  Scandinavian F3 Championship: Reynard Honda – 5 wins in 7 races, Champion

1989 -  Made professional start in Scandinavian Formula Three: Reynard Toyota – 3 podiums, 4th overall

1984-87 - Karting Three-time winner National Karting event

Personal: Married to Helene and has son, Max. Trained Swedish royal family and secret-service agents in high-performance and self-defense driving. Has a college degree in psychology and speech therapy. Further degrees in sports physical therapy and carpentry. Co-owner of Kinetic Speed Shop in Buford, GA, currently running the factory Kia Motors America U.S. racing program. Each year, hosts students from Sweden as part of an internship program at Kinetic.

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