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Vipers WIN at Daytona!
Congratulations to Team TI and ViperExchange for winning the GTD class at Daytona 24! Your incredible win without factory support is a wonderful testament to the Viper and Viper Nation.
The No. 93 Dodge Viper took the win the GT Daytona class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. In 24 hours the car completed 704 laps of the 3.5-mile circuit and finished 13th overall out of 53 cars that started the race. The No. 33 Viper finished in 9th position in the GT Daytona class and 23rd overall. Congratulations to the No. 93 driving team of Ben Keating, Dominik Farnbacher, Kuno Witter, Cameron Lawrence and Al Carter.
Keating said after the race: "It was great teamwork, this win is for the Viper nation, bringing it back to Daytona!"
"It was a great team success, I'm so proud of them ... We were very sad when the program was pulled and happy we could give the SRT a win," said Farnbacher, while Lawrence added: "This team is just amazing, we did our job perfectly and it's just unreal.
Vipers at Daytona!
Please join The Viper Club of America in our support of Ben Keating and his team at Daytona 24 on January 24th and 25th. Both of the Viper Exchange cars did great at the Roar before the 24, the No. 33 and No. 93 TI Automotive/ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-Rs ranked at or near the top of the time sheets in each of the seven practice sessions run from Friday morning through early Sunday afternoon. That included an overall GTD-class Roar-best lap of 1:46.948 (119.834 mph) by experienced Viper driver Marc Goossens at the wheel of the No. 33 in Friday afternoon's session. Goossens won the GTLM-class pole for last year's Rolex 24 in a Viper GTS-R.
Good luck Ben and TI/ViperExchange!!!
Congratulations Viper and SRT!
SRT® Motorsports Wins TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM Driver and Team Championships
SRT® Motorsports won the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM driver and team championships in the season-ending Petit Le Mans 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta on Saturday, October 4.
Kuno Wittmer captured the IMSA TUDOR Championship GTLM driver championship with a third-place finish at Petit with co-drivers Marc Goossens and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 91 Dodge Viper GTS-R. The team's sister No. 93 Dodge Viper GTS-R in turn captured team honors after being driven this year by Wittmer, as well as Jonathan Bomarito, Dominik Farnbacher and Rob Bell, the trio that sealed the title with a sixth-place finish Saturday.
Taking over from starting driver Wittmer, Goossens moved the No. 91 Viper into the lead late in the race's second hour. Along with Bell, the drivers stayed in lead-pack contention for the majority of the remainder of the race and were no lower than third in the final four hours to the finish.
The No. 93 team ran as high as third in the middle stages of the race but Bomarito, Farnbacher and Bell ultimately slowed their pace to conserve a gearbox that was operating at high temperatures. The team tried to repair the problem with more than one extended pit stop and also lost time when a faulty air tank only allowed three-of-four tires to be changed in a later pit stop.
Despite the setbacks, the No. 93 Viper earned more GTLM points than any other team this season that, along with Wittmer's driver title, gave SRT Motorsports two-of-three championships contested in the class. SRT finished second in the GTLM manufacturer championship.
The championships were the first major North American sports car road racing titles for Viper in more than a decade and came less than three years after returning to competition halfway through the 2012 IMSA racing season. Dodge Vipers last captured a major North American sports car championship in the 2000 American Le Mans Series.
Next up for SRT Motorsports is the season-ending TUDOR Night of Champions awards celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York on Monday, Oct. 13.
Back to their roots!
Registration for VOI 13-COTA
Registration is now open, and space is limited, so if you want to have the best time on Earth, with the best car on Earth, at the best track on Earth, sign up soon! This event is open to ALL Viper owners; a few notes: You will get more track time than any other VOI, at a real-life F1 Track, 3.4 miles long, 20 turns, with elevation changes On-track instruction, so if you've never been on a track before, you will get the confidence, and knowledge, you need to have a blast (and be safe) We have full-reign over COTA (for 2 days) and the drag strip... [read more]
Congratulations to the GTS-R #93 car for their 2nd place finish at Sebring on March 15th
Drivers Rob Bell, Jonathan Bomarito, and Kuno Wittmer all led the race at various points , including Bomarito in the final hour of the race. The final caution of the race sent the 93 car to the pits, while the Porsche 912 pitted under green before the yellow flag flew, giving that team good enough track position for the win. The 91 car led the race twice, and finished in 7th place. Early in the second half, Hunter-Reay spun the 91 car in Turn 17 and ended up in the tire barrier. Ben Keating was driving the Viper Exchange GT3R #33 car just 35 minutes in to the race when ,... [read more]
Viper takes Podium Finish at 24 Hours at Daytona
After a grueling race at Daytona, which featured many place changes, the 91 Viper finished third behind Porsche and BMW. Viper started strong, won the pole, and led through the first 10 hours of the race, but overnight saw its fortunes shift. Since it is an achievement to finish the grueling race (Corvette??) to have a podium finish to start the year is a great achievement for team SRT.; Many of the Viper faithful came to cheer on the team, what a great event!
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