|Posted on July 21, 2020 at 4:15 PM|
MADISON, Illinois, July 21, 2020 --- The first half of the racing season has been nothing but successful for the Bobby Krug Racing Team. The driver of the #51 Margay Ignite K3 sits on top of the points standings in the Gateway Kartplex Ignite Series, Margay Racing Ignite Challenge Series and the United States & Canada Briggs Weekly Racing Series.
The first race of the Gateway Kartplex Ignite Series was not looking promising for Krug as he qualified seventh on the regular layout but was able to make up ground in the pre-final and final to finish second behind 2018 Ignite Series Champion, Evan Stamer. Krug packed up and headed to the first race of the Ignite Challenge Series at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana. Krug competed in the club race the night before and finished P6 recovering from contact early in the final. With a fresh start, Krug qualified P5 for the first feature race and quickly made his way to P3 in the opening laps. On lap 4, race leader Eric Fagan spun in the hairpin which forced second place driver Matt Chubb to go high and Krug passed both drivers using the inside line. Krug had to defend the lead for the remaining 15 laps while Eric Loddeke challenged him lap after lap. The checkered flag flew and Krug took his first ever win behind the wheel of an Ignite kart.
"I can't believe it, I wanted to be able to win not only to prove it to myself but because of all the hard work behind the scenes," Krug said with tears of joy.
Krug would start and finish P2 in the second feature as Fagan pulled away from the field and Chubb was too far back. Krug left Whiteland as the points leader in Ignite Challenge by 34 points. Race 2 and 3 at the Gateway Kartplex were ran as a double feature in the backwards direction, a layout that has been very good and bad to Krug in the past. Krug started second for the first feature and won as he was able to pull away from the rest of the field as battling ensued behind him for the second place spot. In the second feature, Krug was able to win again but not as easily as Adam Crepin kept him honest throughout the 15 lap race. Courtsey of Adam Ward and his teammates, champagne and confetti flew over the podium celebration as Krug took home 3 back-to-back wins and took the points lead over from Evan Stamer.
Most recently, the Gateway Kartplex hosted another double feature race weekend for Race 4 and 5 on the track extension layout. Krug qualified on the pole for both features but did not have great starts as he would lose spots early on in both races. In the first feature, Krug would take the lead for a short period of time but lost the lead after avoidable contact with Hunter Richardson which moved Krug back to P4. Krug fought his way back up to P2 as Trevor Eggemeyer would get his first Ignite Senior class win. In the second feature, Krug fell back to P3 on the start but was able to pass Loddeke and hold off Eggemeyer to pick up his fourth win this year. With five races in the books in the Gateway Kartplex Ignite Series, Krug is the points leader by 297 points over Eggemeyer.
Next up for the Bobby Krug Racing Team is the Ignite Challenge races at TNT Kartways on August 8 and Mid-State Kart Club on August 9. Bobby Krug Racing Team would like to thank their sponsors and partners: Margay Racing, Skip Barber Racing School, Gateway Kartplex, What's That Like? Podcast, Mark Schwigen Photography, Three Two Designs and Global Force Kartsport.
Bobby Krug (#51) takes the checkered flag over Adam Crepin (#37) in Race 3 at the Gateway Kartplex.
|Posted on May 25, 2020 at 9:50 PM|
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois, February, 1, 2020 --- Bobby Krug collected hardware at Gateway Kartplex’s annual Night of Champions banquet. Krug was recognized for his third-place finish in the senior class of the Margay Racing Ignite Series at the Gateway Kartplex. Not only did Krug take home a custom trophy, but he also took home a scholarship to run a one-day Skip Barber Racing School. Krug was also recognized for finishing in the Top 100 in the nation in the Briggs Racing Weekly Series.
Senior class points podium with Hunter Richardson (center) champion, Eric Loddeke (left) second, and Bobby Krug (right) third.
|Posted on May 25, 2020 at 9:35 PM|
MOUNT OLIVE, Illinois, May 10, 2020 --- Bobby Krug wins two iRacing Fixed Indy 500 races back-to-back. Although there is no Indy 500 in the month of May this year, the tradition continued this weekend with iRacing’s full length, fixed setup Indy 500 series. Krug rolled off from 28th on both Friday night and Sunday morning. A combination of Krug’s sharp driving and his iRacing crew chief Joseph Selby’s pit strategy would lead him to not only win one but both of the Indy 500 races. Over the combined 1,000 miles, Krug led 160 laps.
“I was happy when we won the first one but winning two races in the same weekend is mind-blowing,” Krug said. “There were both tough races and it ranks up there with my real-life achievements.”
Bobby Krug started on iRacing service in 2015 and uses it as a tool in the off-season to keep his skill set sharp. Krug has seen a lot of success on the service, most notably finishing second in an iRacing competition to earn his way to a Skip Barber Racing School in 2019.
Krug (#28) crosses the line to win his second Indy 500 for the 2020 Fixed iRacing Series.
|Posted on May 25, 2020 at 5:20 PM|
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, October 11, 2019 --- Bobby Krug takes the next step in his racing career with a one-day Skip Barber Racing School at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Krug earned the school by finishing second in Skip Barber’s iRacing competition at the St. Louis Auto Show in January.
The school day started with classroom lessons covering the basics of car control. The second quarter of the day was spent behind the wheel of Skip Barber’s Mustang GTs on the skid pad and autocross track applying the lessons learned in the classroom. The last half of the day was spent doing lead-follow sessions in the Mygale FIA Formula 4 car.
“It was an awesome opportunity to do a Skip Barber Racing School, especially in an open-wheel car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” Krug said. “I learned a lot that I will take with me back to karting and whatever comes next in my racing career.”
After finishing third in the points in the 2019 Margay Racing Ignite Series at the Gateway Kartplex, Krug earned another one-day Skip Barber Racing School which will get him another step closer to his SCCA competition license.
Krug (#14) speeds through turn 2 of the IMS road course.