Anders “The Viking” Krohn
After Anders stopped racing and after co-founding Co-Force he mover to the booth on the IMS Radio Network where he become an excellent broadcaster. His ease in the booth helps make his explanation of what happens on track easy to follow.
His years behind of the wheel has helped him understand what is happening on track during a race. His work with Mark Jaynes, the Voice of the 500, and the other members of the broadcast team has made for a more exciting race. Anders not only does the Indy Lights but is in the booth for the NTT IndyCar Series aired on NBC/SN and the NBC Network.
The other project that keeps him busy is CoForce…
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In a trip to Whiteland Raceway Park, where Andy O’Gara grew up racing go-karts from the age of 12, he couldn’t help but notice the road course was in disrepair.
This isn’t just any old track, it opened in 1958 south of Indianapolis and is regarded as the oldest of its kind in the nation. It’s where such legends as Tony Stewart and John Andretti raced in their youth. The nine-turn layout with an oval and the only high-banked turn on a karting course in Indiana is where O’Gara and his wife, Sarah Fisher, enjoy bringing their two children.O’Gara couldn’t stand by and see the track lost in a tax sale, possibly leveled and turned into a parking lot. He convinced Fisher and Wink Hartman, with whom they have partnered on Verizon IndyCar Series teams, to save the place.
“There are a lot more people that loved it than Sarah and me,” O’Gara said.
That was most evident on Saturday night, when the new owners hosted their first races in a grand reopening. Cars flooded the neighboring fields and parking lots.
“We had 165 entries and more than 500 people through the gates,” O’Gara said. “We parked up and down the street. A neighbor who has 300 acres let us use their field. And Kelsay Farms, thank goodness they had just cut their bean fields, so people parked there. There was a county bus garage across the street and we got permission to park there as well. There were people everywhere.
“It was awesome. We had a great night and great racing. It reminded me of growing up all over again.”
O’Gara and Fisher come from devout racing families. They met in 2002 when Sarah drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Andy worked on the pit crew and Andy’s father, John, was the team manager. Andy and Sarah were married in 2007 and formed Sarah Fisher Racing the following year.
Ed Carpenter won the team’s first race in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Hartman joined as a co-owner in 2012 before the team merged with Carpenter’s team to form CFH Racing in 2015, when rising star Josef Newgarden won two races.
Following that season, O’Gara and Fisher exited team ownership to focus on what was then the new Speedway Indoor Karting (SIK) facility and restaurant they built and maintain within earshot of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now, they’re turning attention as well to resurrecting Whiteland Raceway Park to the lofty status it once held.
O’Gara and Fisher commended family and friends for their hard work on the “11th-hour deal” to take over at Whiteland. Although this means more work for the couple, they are convinced it’s worth it.
See you on Tuesday at McGilvery’s Speedway…