|Motor racing team|
|Country||Braselton, Georgia, USA|
|Team Principal(s)||Tracy Krohn|
|Current series||FIA World Endurance Championship|
|Former series||American Le Mans Series, Rolex Sports Car Series, Intercontinental Le Mans Cup|
|Drivers' titles||1 (Jörg Bergmeister, 2006)|
Krohn Racing is a professional sports car racing team based in Braselton, Georgia at the Road Atlanta complex. The team competes in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup GTE-Amateur class, and has competed in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class and the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class.
The team was formed in 2006 by businessman Tracy Krohn. The team's inaugural race was the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2006 with a single car, finishing 5th overall. During 2006, Krohn Racing collected three victories, six podium finishes, one pole position, and 14 top ten finishes, giving Jörg Bergmeister the Daytona Prototype Drivers' Championship. They also finished second in the Daytona Prototype Team Championship. Drivers for 2006 were Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Colin Braun, and Bergmeister. Additionally, Krohn combined with Petersen/White Lightning Racing racing to run a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In 2007, Krohn Racing fielded two Riley-Pontiacs and finished fourth in the Grand-Am Prototype Team Championship after collecting six podiums and 15 top ten finishes, as well as two pole positions. Drivers for the team included Colin Braun and past Grand-Am champion Max Papis, along with Krohn and Jönsson. Additionally, Krohn partnered with Houston-based Risi Competizione in a Ferrari F430 GT for four American Le Mans Series races nd the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they finished second in the GT2 class.
In March 2007 Krohn Racing and Lola Cars purchased a chassis design and DP constructors license from Multimatic Motorsports. The company they created, Proto-Auto LLC, built a new Daytona Prototype chassis, badged with a Lola nameplate, for the 2008 Grand-Am season. Krohn Racing competed in 2008 with two of the new cars with Pontiac engines. Drivers in 2008 were team owner/driver Tracy Krohn and Belgian Eric van de Poele in the No. 75 entry and Nic Jönsson and former Formula One driver Ricardo Zonta in the No. 76 entry.
In 2009, Krohn Racing competed in two Roush-Yates Ford-powered Proto-Auto Lolas for the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Krohn, van de Poele and Oliver Gavin in the No. 75 entry; and Nic Jönsson, Ricardo Zonta and Darren Turner in the No. 76. Both cars failed to finish due to a faulty engine supplier component. Jönsson and Zonta competed in an additional eight races and captured two victories (at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Watkins Glen International) and a podium at Mid-Ohio. Krohn only competed in one additional race due to scheduling conflicts with his daily business. He and van de Poele raced at the Daytona sprint race in July, finishing 9th. Krohn, Jönsson and van de Poele finished third in the Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and sixth at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
In 2010 Krohn Racing ran a single entry, the No. 75 Proto-Auto Lola-Ford, with Krohn and Jönsson paired for a 12-race Grand-Am Rolex Series schedule. They collected five top 10 finishes including a fourth place at the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun joining the regular duo. Jönsson captured his first Grand-Am Rolex pole position at Lime Rock Park in May. Krohn won the "Jim Trueman Award" for top Pro-Am driver of the race at the Rolex 24 and Montreal 200. Krohn, Jönsson, and van de Poele also competed in two American Le Mans Series races (7th in class at the 12 Hours of Sebring and 9th in class at Laguna Seca), as well as a DNF at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT.
For 2011, Krohn Racing drivers Tracy Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Ricardo Zonta, and Nicolas Minassian and finished sixth overall in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola-Ford. Additionally, Krohn Racing competed in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, winning the GT-Am class at Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
In 2012, Krohn Racing drivers Tracy Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun finished 19th overall in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona in the No. 75 Proto-Auto Lola-Ford. On February 2, 2012, the team was confirmed an entry for the FIA World Endurance Championship in the GTE-Am category with a Ferrari F458 Italia. Tracy Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo are listed as drivers.
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