Anders Krohn has just concluded his very first racing weekend in America, and in the US Formula 2000 Championship. The weekend could not have gone any better, with Anders capturing the win in both races together with Andersen Racing at Virginia International Raceway. ”I am absolutely over the moon about these results! We have worked very hard and to see that pay off in my very first Formula 2000 weekend is fantastic. And now to walk away from this weekend with the Championship lead is great!” said Anders shortly after finishing race 2.

The weekend saw one of the biggest fields in the formula car world with 44 entries lined up for the races. There is yet more to come, as a total af 62 has registered for the US Formula 2000 Championship. Anders Krohn is driving for Andersen Racing, the Van Diemen factory team. In addition to this, the team also runs cars in Indy Lights and is the official development team for IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Racing.

Qualifying for race 1 went allright for Anders, albeit with some handling issues with his car. Still, Krohn was able to put the car in on P2 for race 1, a very respectable place to start his F2000 career. ”We sat the car up based on the information we gathered through testing the last couple of days, but unfortunatly the track changed overnight and we had rather big oversteer the whole qualifying session.” Anders commented.

Race 1 and Anders was off to a blistering start, capturing the lead into turn 1. Already at the end of lap one, the safety car had to go out on track as a massive pile up had occurred in turn 1 further back in the field. With Anders leading the field at the restart, he was quickly able to pull out a gap of 2 seconds to the nearest competitor, and held his position until the chequered flag fell. In other words, a perfect start to Krohn`s Anmerican racing debut. ”This was absolutely great. The start of the race was key, and I was able to pull out a gap right out of the box. From there on in, I just tried to control the race, which worked out very nice indeed. It`s a fantastic feeling to be able to win my first race in the U.S, but now all focus is on the qualifying and race tomorrow.” said Krohn.

Qualifying for race 2 was alot better for Anders Krohn, and despite some red-flag periods he was able to put in one good lap to score pole position for race 2 and three extra points in the bag even before the race had started. ”I am really happy with my car now, and we have to try and carry that momentum into the race later this afternoon.” said a satisfied yet focused Krohn.

Race 2 started in the best possible fashion for Anders as he once again took the lead heading into turn 1. This time, the race went green all the way, and Anders Krohn led from lights to flag. But it was hard fighting, and pushing was needed all the way to get the big win. Krohn also set the fastest lap time of the race to score two extra points in addition to 50 points for winning the race. Said Krohn ”What a weekend it has been! My first two races in the U.S and in Formula 2000, and being able to walk away from that with two wins is awesome. For the second race my car was really great, and I could push the car without it fading away.”

Anders Krohn now leads the US Formula 2000 Championship as he is heading into the second race weekend of the championship at Road Atlanta on May 10-11. Together with Andersen Racing, Anders is putting all his efforts towards the upcoming races, and will bring his new knowledge from Virginia International Raceway with him to Road Atlanta. ”Now all the hard work begins, towards Road Atlanta. It will be a very challenging track, and we have to try and get up to pace as fast as possible. With that being said, I would like to thank Andersen Racing and Allied for their great efforts, and my personal sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental and Kruse Smith for making this happen. Off to the next one!” Krohn ends.