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    Today was the first practice session for the Road America
    Road Race Challenge Road American Road Race Challenge of the American LeMans
    Series and through this initial practice session, the two teams running 2013
    SRT Viper GTS-R continued to struggle as the teams learn the new cars as they
    go along.

    There are 13 cars entered in the GT Class of the American
    LeMans Series event this weekend at Road America but after the first round of
    practice – the two SRT Viper GTS-R teams find themselves at the bottom of the
    timing list. 

    The #91 Viper GTS-R sponsored
    by Forza Motorsport 4 and piloted by Kumo Wittmer and Dominic Farnbacher turned
    in a best time of 2:11.393 while the #93 Viper sponsored by Pennzoil Ultra and
    piloted by Marc Goossens and Tommy Kendall ran a best lap of 2:11.593.  These times placed the Viper race teams last
    and second to last within the GT Class – a group which was led by the #45 Porsche
    911 GT3 RSR driven by Jörg Bergmeister
    and Patrick Long
    with a time of 2:06.918.  While both Vipers were almost 5 seconds
    behind the top driver in the class, they were only a second behind the next
    closest vehicle in the class.

    This is a disappointing outcome for the first practice
    session from the second ALMS race for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R teams but the
    good news is that both cars turned in competitive laps without any mechanical
    failures.  Both Viper teams ran into
    mechanical issues at their first event two weeks ago with the #91 team being
    unable to qualify due to engine problems but through the first session in
    Wisconsin – both cars withstood the wear and tear.

    Both 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R teams will be on the track
    tomorrow morning at 10:25 am for the first official practice session being held
    before the afternoon practice and qualifying session.  Stay tuned to DodgeForum for more coverage
    from the Road America Road Race Challenge as the new Viper race cars attempt to
    improve through the end of the 2012 ALMS season.

    Click here to head into the forum to discuss the Viper and the ALMS racing program!

     
     
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