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19/04/2008 - A 10Th position at Mexico and a first podium for the Lola!

2008 - Tracy & Eric

Krohn Racing captured their first podium finish of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series at the Mexico City 250 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Saturday, April 19. Starting driver Nic Jönsson and teammate Ricardo Zonta finished third in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola in the 100-lap sprint race at the 2.5-mile, 14-turn circuit in downtown Mexico City.

Tracy W. Krohn, team owner/driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola:

“It was just a fun race to watch. Coming out here with a first-year car and getting on the podium the third race of the season and second with the new car is just great news. We were down a little bit on straight-line speed so hopefully we'll work on that a little bit. Nic and Ricardo just did an awesome job. Eric also drove a great race. We were down a little bit on straight-line speed in our car as well. He had a little bit of bad luck on a couple of restarts but he did spectacular. It was a great race and we're excited to finish in the Top 10. It was a great day for Krohn Racing.”

Eric van de Poele, driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola:

“I enjoyed the race very much because I stayed on the lead lap and was fighting with Antonio Garcia, so it was very nice. The car had a really good set-up. We still need a little bit of speed but we are racing better and better every time. I hope the tenth position is just the beginning of the season. Soon we are going to catch the front. I am so happy for the other car (the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Riley of Nic Jönsson and Ricardo Zonta). For the team it is really fantastic, as well as for the new Lola and for everyone. The key of the race was that Tracy kept the pace and stayed on the lead lap, which was fantastic. Tracy drove a perfect race again, just like he did in all the races we've done together this year – at Daytona and Homestead, and also with the Ferrari at Sebring. He drove perfectly. I'm very happy.”

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