Watkins Glen Back on Course
The Six Hours of The Glen resumed its planned schedule today, Friday, once GA officials came to an agreement with Tracy Krohn over the involvement, or otherwise, of 17 year old Colin Braun.

Unfortunately it was otherwise for the youngster. A day after a New York State Supreme Court judge granted an injunction for 17-year-old driver Colin Braun to compete in the event, Krohn Racing has elected to withdraw Braun from the team's #76 Riley Ford.

The contract between Watkins Glen International and the Indy Racing League does not allow for drivers under the age of 18 to participate in any on-track activities on the same weekend at the same track the IRL is racing.
"We want our fellow teams and drivers in the Rolex Sports Car Series to be able to race this weekend as scheduled," said Krohn Racing owner/driver Tracy Krohn. "It was never our intention to disrupt the competition, but instead to provide a mechanism for Colin Braun to be racing here this weekend. Circumstances have ultimately prevented this, but it is important that the race goes on, not only for the competitors, but the race fans here at Watkins Glen and the viewers watching on SPEED."

Boris Said has been named as Braun's replacement in the green Riley.

"We are pleased that we have been able to reach an amicable settlement with Krohn Racing over this matter," said Grand American President Roger Edmondson. "It is important to understand that the Grand American Road Racing Association and many in our paddock think the world of Colin Braun, and are just as disappointed as he and Krohn Racing are that Colin will not compete in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. He is obviously an extremely talented young driver with an incredibly bright future, and we look forward to watching his career continue to develop on the Rolex Series stage. On behalf of Grand American and all of our Daytona Prototype teams, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Krohn Racing for deciding not to pursue this matter further this weekend."

A replacement driver will also be found in the #76 car for the event at Infineon Raceway, which is less than a month before Braun’s eighteenth birthday.


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