By Patrick Rall
We still don’t know when the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will make
its grand return to the American LeMans Series (ALMS) but a new 39 second video
of the new race-built Viper in action at Virginia International Raceway could
be a clue as to when the 2013 GTS-R will make its debut. This is the second video showing the new
Viper GTS-R in action but unlike the first one, which was shot at a track where
the ALMS does not compete – the endurance racing series makes a stop at VIR
later this year.
The American LeMans Series rolls into Virginia International
Raceway on September 15th for the second to last event of the season
so this 39 second video of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R roaring around VIR could be
a hint as to when the Viper will arrive in the ALMS.
Unfortunately, an entry to the series for the
September 15th stop in Virginia would mean that the Viper team will
miss five more events before returning.
While Dodge, SRT and Mopar fans alike would prefer to see the 2013 Viper
GTS-R begin beating up Corvettes, Porsches, Ferraris and BMWs as soon as
possible – the team seems to be taking its time to make sure that everything is
right with the car before heading back into racing.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will likely be used by two teams
with Dominik Farnbacher, Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Kuno Wittmer
taking charge of the driving duties.
Arriving for the ALMS race in Virginia would get the Viper back into
racing in time for the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta – a race that has seen a
Viper driver atop the podium in the past.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy the short video below of
the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R in action. Of
course, as soon as we find out when the 2013 Viper will return to the ALMS, we
will make sure that you all know as well!