Round 5 | Dodge Viper Cup | Pocono Raceway | Part one
Round five of the Dodge Viper Cup was held on Saturday, September 11, 2010
at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. Part one of two.
For the latest Viper Cup series standings, schedules, driver bios and more,
VHQ video profile of John Gastman, owner of Roanoke Motor Company.
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Miller Motorsports Park Record Lap
Renowned Dodge road racer Kuno Wittmer piloted a street legal 2010 Dodge
Viper ACR to a record lap of 1:59.995 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele,
Utah, on Monday, April 11, breaking the 2-minute mark for the first time in
a production car on the 3.048-mile Outer Course configuration. The Viper
ACR shattered the previous production car lap record of 2:03.86, held by
Jan Magnussen in a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 by close to 4 full seconds
Round 3, part two | Dodge Viper Cup | Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
Round three of the Dodge Viper Cup race was held on Saturday, August 14,
2010 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, OK. Part two of two.
For the latest Viper Cub series standings, schedules, driver bios and more,
2011 Dodge Viper Cup Round 1 - Sebring
Morgan wins first Dodge Viper Cup Race of 2011
Newcomer A.J. Morgan, a 21-year-old veteran racer from Darien, Ill., won
the first Dodge Viper Cup race of the 2011 season. He averaged 28.5 mph on
a drying track, passing Texan Ben Keating prior to the back straight on the
final lap at Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Florida on Saturday.
That's not a misprint. The average speed is correct. The race was only four
laps long; two under full course yellow after Dave Fiorelli's single-car
crash right at the green flag took out the concrete wall just past the
starting line. The race was finally stopped while crews repaired the wall,
then the field formed for a scored lap behind the pace car leading to the
re-start with Morgan at the head of the single file pack.
The starter threw the green and the white flag NASCAR style, and the race
came down to one flying lap free-for-all to the checker.
Keating grabbed the lead from Morgan into the first turn, but Morgan jumped
on a chance to get him back late in the lap: "I got beside him coming out
of ten," said Morgan, a former go kart and midget driver. "We hit some
puddles into the next turn and touched. A little rough racing, but I held
him off to the end. We have a little work tonight to make sure the left
front is OK for tomorrow."
Billy Gropp brought his Dodge Viper ACR-X from sixth to third during the
lap while World Challenge vet Jeff Courtney came fourth in the melee.
Fiorelli was unhurt in the crash, but had to convince the rescue crew that
the blood on his driving suit came from a small cut earlier in the day in
the pits and not from the wall banging. His car was too damaged to run in
Sunday's Race 2.
New Jersey Motorsports Park ACR Lap Record Break
New Jersey Motorsports Park is the latest road course to have its previous
record obliterated. Lapping the road course in 1:28.084, Kuno Wittmer
eclipses the previous time by an awe-inspiring 12 seconds.
Dodge Viper Race and Street cars, Ohlins shaker rig.
Chief tech Rick Maxwell Woodhouse Performance, SRT engineer Matt
Bejnarowicz, and racing driver Nadine Geary with Dodge Viper Competition
Coupe and SRT10 at Ohlins USA Headquarters, undergoing a weeks testing,
development, adjust and set up.