|De Retour! Viper Set for Return to 24 Heures du Mans With SRT Motorsports|
| • Two factory-supported SRT Viper GTS-Rs will compete in famous 24-hour endurance race in France in June |
February 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - It's official: Viper will return this year to the stage of some of its most impressive past road-racing performances – the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. SRT Motorsports today accepted an invitation from the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) to field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the LM GTE Pro class of the 2013 24 Heures du Mans, June 22-23, officially returning the Viper sports car to one of the most prestigious automobile endurance races in the world. The Viper finished one-two at the 24 Heures du Mans in GTS class competition three consecutive years – 1998 to 2000. 'Racing is truly a part of the illustrious history of Viper and a proving ground for the SRT brand,' said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. 'Historically the Viper GTS-R has enjoyed great success at Le Mans, so we couldn't be more excited and proud to accept the challenge to return to France and continue composing the next chapter in the history of Viper racing at such an historic venue.' Beth Paretta, Director of Marketing and Operations – SRT Brand and Motorsports, and SRT Motorsports driver Marc Goossens were on hand at today's press conference in Paris to officially accept the invitation. 'The new SRT Viper GTS-R represents a rebirth for us in road racing by bringing an elevated level of technical sophistication to the track,' Paretta said. 'The invitation to return to the 24 Heures du Mans gives SRT Motorsports and the SRT Viper GTS-R the opportunity to compete on a stage with the best sports car teams from around the world.' SRT Motorsports teamed with Riley Technologies, based in Mooresville, N.C., on the design-and-build process of the SRT Viper GTS-R. Two identically prepared cars returned to competition last year at Mid-Ohio, the first of four test-and-tune races in preparation for a full 2013 schedule in the GT class in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón. In addition to Goossens, drivers returning to the SRT Motorsports lineup for 2013 will be Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito. Additional team announcements will be revealed at a later date. The Viper's successful racing heritage began in 1996 with its first racing entry, the original GTS-R, which earned five international GT championships and the 1997 to 1999 FIA GT championships in addition to the three consecutive one-two finishes at the 24 Heures du Mans in the GTS class. The Viper posted an amazing overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000 – the first for a production-based American car. Viper also captured GTS class and driver's championships in ALMS competition in 1999 along with the series' class, manufacturer's and driver's championship in 2000 before retiring from the series. About SRT and SRT Motorsports The Chrysler Group's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots. The SRT lineup in the 2013 model year features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 are joined by the SRT flagship Viper and Viper GTS models, which are making their highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market. The engineering expertise within SRT extends well beyond its high-performance street vehicles. Technical support for the Chrysler Group's various racing programs is provided by the astute engineers at SRT Motorsports, where lessons learned on the race track directly translate to improved vehicles for the company's customers.
|TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND 11 OF 12, AUSTIN, TEXASAustin, Texas. Not only were the eyes of Texas upon the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) today, the entire sports car racing world witnessed a GT Le Mans (GTLM) class battle that will see the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Manufacturer title fight go to the last race of the season. A third place finish by the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR helped the German marque retain the point lead in the class for road car-based racecars. However, with Dodge's Viper taking....|
|TEXAS TWO-STEP: DODGE VIPER SRT SCORES FIRST 1-2 FINISH IN TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP GTLM CLASS AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS◾Bomarito, Wittmer Win, Take Points Lead To Season Finale At Road Atlanta|
◾Local Driver Keating, Bleekemolen Drive Dodge Viper GT3-R To Win In GTD
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2014) – Heartbreak for Porsche resulted in a banner day for the Dodge Viper SRT program Saturday in the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas.
After a late-race mechanical failure ended the day for the race-leading No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy, the No. 93 Dodge Vi....
|PRUETT WINS THRILLER, JOINS ROJAS IN LONE STAR LE MANS VICTORY AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS◾Action Express Corvette DP Drivers Fittipaldi, Barbosa Take Third, Extend Points Lead|
◾Rayhall, Diaz Earn Second Straight PC Victory For 8Star Motorsports
◾Braun, Bennett Clinch PC Title With Second-Place Finish
AUSTIN, Texas. (Sept. 20, 2014) – Scott Pruett prevailed in a three-car shootout Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, showing speed when it counted to join Memo Rojas in scoring their third victory of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season for the....
|BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES 6TH AND 7TH AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICASWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL finished sixth and seventh in today's 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, the penultimate round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.|
Bill Auberlen and Andy Priaulx finished sixth in the No. 55 BMW Z4, completing 75 laps of the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit at the checkered flag. John Edwards and Dirk Müller finished seventh in the No. 56 BMW Z4.
The cars qualified sixth and se....
|WEC 6 HOURS OF THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS09/22/2014|
Circuit: Circuit of the Americas (3.4-mile road course) Austin, Texas
Weather: Partly sunny, humid, 84-degrees at race start; heavy rain at 90-minute mark resulting in 55-minute red flag; remainder of race overcast, humid, warm, 79 degrees
Honda Propels Extreme Speed Motorsports to Podium WEC Result
◾Race-winning HPD-Honda team makes World Endurance Championship debut
◾Third-place LMP2 result for HPD ARX-03b Honda at the Circuit of the Americas
◾Team to run two cars at ....
|TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES TIGHT GT POINTS BATTLES TO AUSTIN WITH TWO RACES REMAINING IN 2014 SEASON◾Corvette Racing Holds Slim GTLM Lead|
◾Ferrari, BMW, Porsche Teams Tied Atop GTD Standings
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2014) – There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday's Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied atop the GT Daytona (GTD) s....
|FITTIPALDI, BARBOSA TAKE PROTOTYPE POINTS LEAD TO AUSTIN WITH TWO RACES REMAINING IN TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON◾Four Prototype Teams Ready to Pounce|
◾Braun, Bennett In Position To Clinch Prototype Challenge Crown
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Corvette DP co-drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take the Prototype class points lead into the penultimate round of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this Saturday at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas for the Lone Star Le Mans.
The two-hour, 45-minute race can be seen live on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX ....
|IMSA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OFFICIAL CHARITIES WITH $50,000 CONTRIBUTION• Camp Boggy Creek, Austin Hatcher Foundation To Split Donation|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today committed to donate $50,000 to be split evenly between Camp Boggy Creek and the Austin Hatcher Foundation, both of which have been designated 'Proud Charities of IMSA.' Both charities had long-term relationships with GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón which were 'proudly' carr....