Saturday, 28 June 2014 11:55

Krohn Racing Post-Qualifying Report Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen

IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions for one hour each on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, before Saturday afternoon's 15-minute qualifying session for the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Team owner and driver Tracy W. Krohn of Krohn Racing qualified the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in the eleventh position on the grid in the GTLM class at the upstate New York 3.4-mile circuit for the six-hour sports car classic race..

The Krohn Racing team decided to use the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class qualifying session to give the team owner/driver some extra seat time, as he's never raced at this track in the Ferrari and hasn't driven this circuit since 2010. Krohn had a fastest lap time of 1:49.588 during qualifying and a top speed of 111.691 miles per hour.

Krohn Racing won back-to-back Six Hours at the Glen events in 2005 and 2006 and took another team victory in 2009 at the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen. Tracy Krohn and teammate Nic Jonsson earned their first victory together in 2005 in a Daytona Prototype at the historic 3.4-mile course in New York.

After three overall victories and renewed track familiarization, Krohn Racing is seeking to again contend with the factory-backed GTLM teams during the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen on Sunday.

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:
"During qualifying, it finally felt like we had some decent tires on the car. The car responded appropriately and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that with the tires we had on there that it would be a little more difficult to manage. It was better and then the sun came out and it got even better. I was able to do a couple of things with the car that I hadn't been able to do yet. It was getting quicker and quicker and the tires are getting better and better so I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow. I think we will have a good setup, so hopefully we will have a good race."

HAYDEN BURVILL, Krohn Racing Engineer:
"We decided to have Tracy qualify. We've done that a couple of times this season, where we've elected to use qualifying as extra clean track practice. With the manufacturer's here, they make a massive effort for the pole, and we're not going to be competitive against that. So it's a good opportunity for us to get extra clean track time and use it to refine the setup and finish some of the work we wouldn't get done in practice. That's what we did again this time and it was great for Tracy. He got nine clean laps where he was really able to work on some of the questions he had about the way he was driving the car. He also got to experience the hards[tires] in perfect condition, which was good for him for during the race tomorrow to know how all the tyres drive. We were pleased with his time and he's pleased with the speed that he found for qualifying, because across the board we had been behind a little bit this weekend."

The green flag drops on the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at 11:15 a.m. EDT on Sunday, June 29. Tune in to FOX Sports 1 for live coverage of the race beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

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