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Krohn chasing strong result on Iowa bow.

Krohn Racing will hope to secure a solid finish as the Grand Am Rolex Series heads to the Iowa Speedway for the first time this weekend for the inaugural running of the Iowa 400K.

Max Papis and Colin Braun will be chasing a first win of the year in the #75 entry having already made four trips to the podium this season and Papis admitted he was looking forward to competing at Iowa for the first time – even if the race is being held on Friday the 13th!

"I left the superstitions behind a few years ago, I'm not superstitious anymore," he said, referring to the stories long associated with the infamous date. "I'm going to focus on just going fast and doing the best job I can. I haven't been superstitious in a long time because I felt when I focused on that, I wasn't focusing on my job. After having been knocking on the door, when we get on the podium and when we win this race it will be awesome to prove the fate wrong by winning on Friday the 13th!

"I have never been there but have seen some pictures and saw it on TV when Rusty Wallace did an inaugural race last year. It looks like a beautiful facility but we'll see how the road course will be. I'm looking forward to having a lot of enthusiastic race fans and we will be able to show them how good Grand-Am racing is."

Meanwhile, team owner Tracy Krohn, who will share the sister car with Nic Jonsson, admitted that a podium finish has to be the aim if the team is to keep its title hopes alive.

"This team is looking for a podium result here," he said. "We've done some testing recently that we think we will be able to use at this track configuration. We think we're going to be competitive. Everyone on this team works hard and hopefully we'll pull that all together for a good result.

"I think everyone continues to stay pretty well focused on the championship. We're still not where we want to be but we have been able to capture a few more podium finishes lately with the #75 car. We just keep trying to plug away each race and carve a little more out of the points chase."

The team currently lies in fourth place in the Prototype team points chase with the #75 entry and eleventh with the #76 entry as the Rolex Series passed the midway point of the season.


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Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor drive the #10 Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the third race of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
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