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Krohn Racing Dust Off Daytona Prototype For Austin Outing

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Krohn Racing have pulled their Daytona Prototype out of mothballs for the event (Photo Credit: Krohn Racing)

Krohn Racing are preparing for their first race at team owner/driver Tracy Krohn‘s new ‘home’ circuit, the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

Krohn’s oil and gas business is based in Houston, Texas, a relatively short distance of 150 miles from COTA compared to his recent international ventures to the likes of China, Japan and Bahrain.

“It always feels good to be home.” said Krohn. “I am particularly fortunate in that I have spent much of my life in Texas and Louisiana, but Texas is home now, so being able to race at Austin is fantastic. It would be icing on the cake to do well in front of a home crowd.”

The race will see Krohn Racing competing in their Grand-Am Daytona Prototype before heading back to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the majority of 2013 in a Ferrari 458.

“It was great to be back in the Krohn Racing DP again.” continued Krohn. “The Ferrari 458 is a magnificent car and the feeling in it is very similar in the slow turns, but the DP just has so much more down force in the higher speed turns it is very hard to make a comparison between the two cars. It’s a bit like comparing a jet to an eagle!”

Continuing their partnership from the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Nic Jonsson will partner Krohn at COTA, looking to improve on their 36th place result at Daytona following a mechanical issue.

“I am really looking forward to get the chance to race in Grand-Am and the new Austin track.” said Jonsson. “I don’t really know or have seen much about the track more than I saw from the F 1 race on TV last year. I spoke to a few drivers that told me the track is very suitable for high downforce and high speed cars such as formula and open wheel cars. It sure looks nice.”

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