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