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    Over the past few days, the cars of the American LeMans
    Series have taken to the 2.54 track at Road Atlanta in preparation for the
    final race of the 2012 ALMS season – the Petit Le Mans.  Among the GT Class field during the Sunday
    and Monday practice sessions were both of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R teams, with
    both teams turning in respectable times that put them in the middle of the
    field along with being within a second of the quickest cars in the GT Class.  The drivers during these test sessions were
    not specified.  For the big race on Saturday,
    the #91 car will be piloted by Kumo Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Ryan
    Hunter-Reay while the #93 Viper will be driven by Marc Goossens, Tommy Kendall
    and Jonathon Bomarito.    

    On Sunday, the #91 Forza Motorsport Viper GTS-R and the #93
    Pennzoil Ultra Viper GTS-S ran in both of the practice sessions.  In the first, shorter practice session, the
    #91 Viper ran just 7 laps but turned in the better time of the two Viper
    entries with a best lap of 1:22.108.  For
    comparison, the quickest car in the GT field was the Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with a time of 1:21.062
    - putting the Forza Motorsport Viper just over a second off the class
    pace.  The #93 Viper was just a half of a
    tenth of a second slower in its best lap with a time of 1:22.159.  Overall, the two Vipers were 9th
    and 10th overall in the 16 car field. 

    During the
    second, longer practice session, both of the Viper GTS-R teams shaved about a
    second and a half off of their times from the first session but this time – the
    #93 Viper was the quicker of the two. 
    The yellow and silver Pennzoil Ultra Viper ran a best time of 1:20.538
    while the #91 Viper ran a best time of 1:20.573, which put them in 5th
    and 6th place respectively in the GT Class.  During the second session, the quickest GT Class
    car was the #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with a time of 1:19.812
    so the two Viper race teams were within 8 tenths of a second of the “class of
    the class”.  Overall, the two Viper teams
    were 7th and 8th overall in the 18 car field.

    During the
    Monday test sessions, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R teams only participating during
    the later run with the #93 Pennzoil Ultra Viper once again being the quicker of
    the two.  With a best lap time of 1:20.434,
    the #93 team improved on their best time from Sunday’s practice – once again
    sitting within 8 tenths of a second of the #3 Corvette that lead the class in
    this session with a time of 1:19.769. 
    The #91 Viper turned in a strong time of 1:20.822 but that was a touch
    slower than the Forza Viper’s best time the day before.  The Vipers were 7th and 8th
    in the GT Class along with sitting 17th and 18th in the
    27 car field.

    The field will
    take the team later today so stay tuned to DodgeForum.com for more coverage of
    the final event of the 2012 American LeMans Series featuring the 2013 SRT Viper
    GTS-R.

    Click here to head into the DodgeForum.com racing section to discuss the Viper’s attack on the ALMS!

     
     
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