By Patrick Rall
The folks at the American LeMans Series are as excited as we
are about the return of the Viper to the racing world and
leading up to the ALMS debut of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R later this season; the racing league has
put together a video review of the top 5 wins for the original Viper race
The Dodge Viper did plenty of winning in the American LeMans
Series, taking the top spot for the GT Super class in all 6 races in they
entered in 1999 and winning 10 of the 12 events entered in the 2000
season. The Team Oreca Viper GTS-R race
cars were the dominant force in the GTS class through those two years with the
#91 taking home the majority of the major wins with a variety of different
driver combinations at the helm.
Team Oreca Viper was a regular runner up in many of those races (shy of the #3
race where the #92 car crashed) and at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2000 – the Viper
claimed all three of the GTS podium spots with the #93 Viper claiming third
behind the other two Team Oreca Vipers.
Later this season, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R will return to theAmerican LeMans Series with a pair of
factory backed 2013 Viper race models and four drivers to reintroduce the ALMS world to the
awesomeness that is the Viper racing program.
Check out the video below for a closer look at the original
Viper GTS-R race program dominating the ALMS GTS Class in 1999 and 2000.