Qualifying results for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R ALMS debut at Mid Ohio

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The second day of driving is in the books for the debut of
the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R in the American LeMans Series and while the first day
of practice could have gone a little better – today’s racing actually brought
worse results.

After turning in solid times during the first two practice
sessions amidst spending some time working on their pit stops and driver
changes, the #93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R turned in a best qualifying lap
of 1:22.158.  This was good enough for
the Viper driven by Marc Goossens and Tommy Kendal to start in the 10th
position but most importantly – while many of the GT Class cars posted varying times in qualifying and practice sessions – the #93
Viper ran its best times of the weekend during qualifying.  Goossens handled the qualifying efforts but
both of the Pennzoil Ultra team drivers spent a good amount of time behind the
wheel during today’s practice sessions as their yellow and silver Viper race
car looks to be ready to race.

Things were much less positive for the #91 Forza Motorsport
4 SRT Viper GTS-R piloted by Kumo Wittmer and Dominic Farnbacher.  After being the faster of the two Viper teams
on Thursday, the #91 car hit the track early Friday morning with a hope of improving
lap times ahead of qualifying.  Instead,
the #91 Viper left the track after just 10 laps during the first practice
session due to an unspecified “engine sputter”. 
No further information has been offered but the SRT Twitter account
explained that the #91 team decided to change engines – a process which caused
the Forza Motorsport 4 Viper to miss the second round of practice and the sole
qualifying round.  Because the team could
not get the car ready in time to qualify with the rest of the GT Class, the #91
Viper will start at the rear of the field.

Click here to head into the DodgeForum.com racing section to
discuss the Viper’s debut in the ALMS, including a full list of the GT
qualifying results.

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