Krohn Racing has brought their Ferrari 458 back to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for the upcoming Monterey Grand Prix.
Running an abbreviated six round championship, the Houston based team will take their distinctive lime green GT Le Mans entry back to the track since the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring.
Team boss Tracy Krohn said: “Its great that our season started off with two endurance events because we were able to really work on our Ferrari, make some adjustments and see what it could do. Now that we have a good baseline for the car, we can switch the strategy to that of a sprint race and Laguna Seca has always been one of my favorite events. With the physical and mental toll the endurance events take on the drivers, it’s nice to be able to focus on really giving it your all during one stint for this event, rather than spread out over 12 or 24 hours straight. I’m looking forward to getting back to this track and putting on a good show.”
While Krohn has himself has raced in numerous championships at Laguna Seca since 2005 – including the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am – it will be the first time that he raced their former World Endurance Championship car at the Monterey County track.
Joining Krohn in the car is team regular Nic Jönsson who has Indy Lights experience at the Californian circuit, said about the race: “Laguna is always one of my favorites every year for many different reasons. The track has some of the most famous and challenging corners a racetrack can ever offer such the corkscrew turn. Another challenging factor is that the track is surrounded by hills and sand and this makes the track conditions change all the time, especially when the wind picks up as it does very often. So it’s always very important to have a well-balanced car with good traction in the corners.”
The two hour sprint race, which features GTLM cars and Prototypes, will take the green flag on Sunday.