Krohn Racing Announces New Team Partner Krohn Racing announces a new team partner for the No. 75 and No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lolas with BryanMark Financial Group. BryanMark logos will run on both Krohn cars beginning at the Monterey Festival of Speed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, on May 17, 2008.
BryanMark Financial Group Joins Krohn Racing
“We are pleased to announce that BryanMark has joined Krohn Racing as a sponsor partner. Their niche business is a good fit with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series,” said Krohn Racing team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn. “We are looking forward to working with them and introducing them to the Grand-Am Series Prototype level. With BryanMark’s astute knowledge of financial services and the Krohn Racing team’s desire to win, we look forward to sharing many successes.”
Nick Bellon, a Partner and Director of Business Development at BryanMark Financial Group, is enthusiastic about being involved with Krohn Racing. “In addition to the fact that I like racing, the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Krohn Racing are a good fit for us demographically. We wanted to align ourselves with both an elite DP and GT team and found a good match in Tracy Krohn and Johnny Stevenson of Stevenson Racing. Tracy is running a very serious racing program with the new Lolas. Tracy owns the team and is also driving the car. Additionally, he is a fairly high-profile business owner. Aligning ourselves with an individual team like Tracy and Krohn Racing is a good fit for us branding and marketing-wise.”
BryanMark Financial Group was founded in 2004 with the mission of providing sophisticated financial solutions to the affluent clientele. They focus on working with highly successful business owners who face unique financial planning challenges. Using their experienced team of financial professionals and a vast network of legal and accounting resources, BryanMark seeks to ensure their clients receive the highest level of advice and service.
BryanMark is a boutique financial firm based in the Midwest United States, with a typical client in the $20 million estate range and up. They are also aligned with the M Financial Group, a network of over 110 financial services companies with specialized resources that have the ability to meet the needs at the highest level of the affluent market in estate and financial planning needs.
Krohn Racing was formed in 2005 as an independent racing team, owned by Tracy W. Krohn of Houston, Texas. They won the 2006 Grand-Am Driver’s Championship and were second in the Team Championship in the DP class. Krohn won the prestigious Jim Trueman Award for Sportsman drivers in 2007. Drivers in 2008 include Krohn and sports car endurance veteran teammate Eric van de Poele in the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola; and Nic Jönsson and former Formula One ace Ricardo Zonta in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola.
Krohn and Jönsson shared their first Grand-Am Prototype victory at the Six Hours at The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York in 2005. Additionally, they finished second at last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Ferrari 430 GT. Jönsson, who serves as lead driver on the new Lola car development, made his NASCAR debut in 2007.
The next race for Krohn Racing will be the Monterey Festival of Speed on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 17th. For more information, please see www.grand-am.com or www.krohnracing.net.