Learning the race lines at Willow Springs from inside #10 - John Grieco's Viper. Vipers slicing and dicing for position! First time at this track and racing against strong Viper racers Mike McCann and Rob Foster.
On pole both days, only first day I got freight-trained at the start and couldn't recover. The second day, main race I went pole to first. This track is fast and fun!!!! (don't miss part 2 for the finish)
2011 Dodge Viper Cup Round 9 -- Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Race
Ben Keating put hot shoe Dominik Farnbacher into his second Dodge Viper
ACR-X at Daytona as apparent insurance in his quest for the Dodge Viper Cup
championship. But Keating imposed no team orders and Farnbacher responded
by qualifying on the pole and finishing first on the track. He lost in the
post-race tech inspection though, handing the win to Keating, who had
finished second on the track.
The win extended Keating's lead in the Dodge Viper Cup championship going
into the final race, Round 10, on Sunday. A.J. Morgan took second place
ahead of Jeff Courtney and both drivers are still alive for the title, but
need a miracle to overtake Keating, who now has a 54-point lead with a
maximum of 70 available in the final round.
Farnbacher shot away from the pack at the start, but Keating closed up by
the end of lap one and the two drivers built a comfortable margin back to
Morgan, who was closely pursued by Courtney. Celebrity driver Craig Stanton
qualified third, ahead of the two drivers, but hesitated at the standing
start, letting them by.
Eric Galerne was caught out by Stanton and spent the rest of the race
catching up, passing Dave Fiorelli entering the infield Horshoe turn late
in the race. Fiorelli immediately came back at him in the middle of the
turn, but Galerne held the position.
Ahead of them was Todd Nelson, who qualified ninth and mounted his own
charge to the front.
Seventeen-year-old Canadian Louis-Phillippe "L-P" Montour was sensational
in his Viper Cup debut, driving a brand new ACR-X as his father Marc's
teammate. "He started driving in a snowmobile at age 5," said the elder
Montour. "It had a 100-horsepower engine," he added
with a gleam in his eye. "It taught him how to counter-steer in a slide."
L-P graduated to a Porsche 944 and then started learning the 640-horsepower ACR-X, coached by
none other than Kuno Witmer.
L-P qualified well, but the new car failed post-qualifying tech inspection.
"Still settling on its suspension," according to his father. Montour was
penalized to the back of the field, but fought his way all the way up to
seventh on the road. Farnbacher's disqualification promoted him to sixth
NHRA Mopar Pro Stock competitor Allen Johnson took the wheel of one of
Cindi Lux's Dodge Viper ACR-Xs for the third time as a Celebrity Driver. He
is rapidly getting the hang of road racing and reduced his lap times by
several seconds each session and is now running as fast as more than half
the field and within three seconds of a podium time. A breakthrough could
be in the offing on Sunday for the winner of nine NHRA Nationals so far.
Viper Race Laps Road America - 1 Explodes
Viper Racing League hot laps at Road America, 2001. Several laps into the
race a motor lets go and creates a fireball. The driver was not hurt, the
brand new car was a total loss.
Dodge Viper Cup | Virginia International Raceway | Race 1, Part 1
The inaugural Dodge Viper Cup race was held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at
Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Part one of three.
For the latest Viper Cub series standings, schedules, driver bios and more,
VIPER IDIOT AT ROAD ATLANTA - 12/03/06
Check out this footage taken from one of our Porsche group on Road Atlanta
this past weekend. More details can be found here:
Dodge Viper ACR racing at Daytona International Speedway with PBOC and Viper Days
Here is a 10 min video of Chad McNiel and David McNiel trip to Daytona -
First are random pictures of the cars and track and then on to racing....
Chad Raced his SRT-4 Neon in the Challenge group of Viper Days and PBOC
Florida Chapter and hit speeds in the 140's.... Me, well I in the race
group and was toping out around 170 on the main straight...The track was
fairly challenging and was very fast. A ton of walls and things to hit if
you went off - During the 2-hour endurance race on Saturday 4 cars had
blowouts - 2 of which hit the wall and had a lot of damage.... I think they
learned a lot about proper tire pressures that day. Lots of cars from raced
from BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, corvette and Comp Coupe Viper and
yes the Dodge Viper ACR; Kevin Ferguson and Brad Gorrondana from the Dallas
area with their ACRs were with us too.