2008 F2000 Champ Krohn Wins on Milwaukee Oval
Norwegian racing driver Anders “The Viking” Krohn and Star Mazda Championship team Mundill dominated on their first ever Oval Track showing. Completing 100 laps around the famous Milwaukee Mile, Krohn took the lead on lap 27 and never looked back to win by 1,2 seconds following a late race restart.
The weekend started in the worst possible fashion for the young Texas-based team. When arriving at the track Friday morning they found their tent destroyed and their racing cars filled with water following a heavy storm that struck the Milwaukee area. The entire team put forth an incredible effort and had Krohn’s #27 Mundill/Trallfa/Colosseum race car fixed and ready for the first of two practice sessions.
Heavy rain further delayed the on-track program and as a result the qualifying got cancelled, and the grid for the race would be determined by each driver’s best lap time in the two practice sessions.
As a result of this, Krohn would start seventh on the grid.Krohn got an excellent start to the race and was immediately up to third, but was shuffled back to fifth when the safety car came out following a lap one incident. At the restart the 21 year old quickly got back up to third before another full course caution became imminent. Krohn took the lead on lap 27 and pulled out an impressive gap that he held until a full course caution came out on lap 87. Going green with only 10 laps to go, Krohn pulled away yet again and held off the opposition to win by 1,2 seconds at the line.
Anders Krohn was ecstatic after having won his first ever oval race and having captured his first Star Mazda victory. “This is such a fantastic feeling! The team has been working flat out all year, and this is the best possible reward. Oval racing is a whole new experience for both the team and I, and I’m just so glad to come away with this result. The race was very demanding, but I had a fantastic car that just kept on giving confidence and I managed to hit my marks without any mistakes. I’d like to thank Mundill for their incredible work and dedication, and my sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental, Antenor and ZAT Graphics for their continued support. Larry Nash also deserves big thanks for making this happen and I look forward to continuing my work with him. As for the upcoming races, we are already head down and ready to battle it out once again!” Ended Krohn who now moves into 6thposition in the Championship standings, and 2ndin the Rookie standings.
Krohn will now make a quick trip to Norway where he will be working with his associates and get prepared for the next event, the Pizza Ranch 100, which will be held at Iowa Speedway on July 10th.