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Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by vooodoo, Oct 7, 2011.
You won't want to miss this!
DVR has been set. Thanks!
If you have purchased a Viper raffle ticket you might just see your raffle car on TV along with some celebrities.
There's still time to purchase a ticket to a dream!
Roger Penske getting some pointers from Kuno Wittmer:
It's a pretty strong celebrity field. Nascar celebs, drifting champion, Viper racers. Who's got the best shot at bringing home a win? Check out the info: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...ersus-at-3-pm-edt-sunday-oct-9-131165748.html
Roger Penske, NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Sam Hornish Jr.,Robbie Gordon, NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson; Hart and Huntington Racing team owner Carey Hart and his AMA Supercross rider Ivan Tedesco; Formula Drifter and TORC driver Samuel Hubinette; Viper factory driver Kuno Wittmer; Viper road-course racing driver/instructor Cindi Lux; monster truck pilot Mark Hall; and ARCA Series racer Maryeve Dufault.
Filling out the racing field were event host Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT® and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC; Dodge Motorsports engineer Matt Bejnarowicz and Viper Cup series drivers Connie Bogan, Jeff Courtney, Jason Daskalos, Eric Galerne, Brad Gorrondona, Billy Gropp, Ted Hughes, Todd Nelson and Fred Roberts
"LONG RACE THE VIPER"
Thanks for the "heads-up".
Really cool show and Ralph gives the indication it will be run again ,which is a great idea. Fun to see Nebraskan Ted Hughes garner second place and for Ralph and Matt B. to score the win over all the Pros shows we have some talented pilots at Corporate. Looks like Dodge has a talented young lady in Maryeve Dufault (running ARCA) which could give Danica a run for her money on the track and for sponsorship deals!!
Great to see Cindi Lux getting to run with everyone, as she has been the Lead Instructor for many in the Viper Cup Series and that has kept her out of a car.
anybody got it and can post it here(the race)
X2 ! Is it online anywhere?
Should be HERE:
It was really fun to see the ACR-Xs being driven to the limits! I like that blond trophy girl, too! Num-num~
I don't think that wasn't very sporting of Bejnarowicz, poking his nose scarcely a foot under Sam Hs'rear at turn-in, spinning him off track. If that's all racing was, then it would just be bumper-cars. You wouldn't have to have any car control at all, all you would have to do is bomb each corner, and punt everyone at the apex. Use them for your braking, to scrub off speed, as they fly off track. Isn't there some kind of consensus, where if you're not at least a half a car length abreast of the car next to you at turn-in, then you shouldn't have your nose in there?
On the other hand, if that's just the way racing is, no rules, no penalties, then you'd better be driving a fully sponsored car, otherwise, your personal equpiment will get all banged up. (agressor or victim) Too rich for my blood.
unless the guy is holding you up and knows it- thats not good racing- but if he wont get out of the way- he needs to be exstinguished
It happens a lot and there are rules in most if not all forms of road racing governing those situations. The offender will get some type of penalty unless it's deemed a "racing incident".
Enjoyed it, but between the commercials and interviews it seemed like very little actual racing. Also surprised to see the NASCAResque apex bombing there, and it wasn't Kurt Busch that was doin' it!
BTW, what are those white "Michelin" sidewall-printed tires??? Pretty sweet at speed, IMO.
Knowing Matt Bejnarowicz and his respect for the skill of Samuel Hubinette, I would bet money after leading the race for quite awhile ( I was quite impressed with the skill he showed especially considering the Pro Competition ) , that going into the corner where he tapped Sammy , the car gets a bit light and he had a bit of red mist going when he finally got passed. Needless to say, not a good situation, as it might have kept Sammy and Ted Hughes off the top rung, but absolutely sure it was not intentional. Last thing Matt would want to do would be to come in as a last minute replacement and smack one of the cars that runs in the Viper Cup. Class guy and I would even venture to bet there were apologies all the way around to the drivers who experienced his accidental chrome horn.
Thanks for your perspective, Bob.
I suposse things get pretty hectic out there, in the heat of battle
Great Racing with the celebrity co-driver's for sure.. This Sunday's Race Oct 16th will kick of the actual televised DVC Race Series season, so we will (Viper Nation) have some good televison for the next couple of months.. Viper's racing every weekend on TV, does it get any better..
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