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1000 miles complete.

October 19 2013

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That’s a wrap from Petit Le Mans. Thank you for following SRT Motorsports through the 2013 and final ALMS season.


Hour Nine: the last laps.

October 19 2013

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A few dedicated guests remain within the posh space at SRT hospitality as they await the results of the this year’s Petit Le Mans. In under an hour, the track will go quiet and the season will be complete.


The SRT Hospitality View

October 19 2013

Park your SRT right next to the hospitality trailer, tour the paddock, come back to hospitality and eat Pam and Danny’s delicious food, watch the race on the monitors inside or from the roof outside (this is the nighttime view). The only way to experience the race.
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The SRT shop is open.

October 19 2013

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Only in the SRT paddock can you find this wide array of SRT Motorsports aparrel. However, you can also find a good selection on driveSRT.com.


Hour Eight: night racers.

October 19 2013

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Each car passing is but a mere flash of light and a thunderous roar. As night is officially upon us, the stakes are high as ever. In under two hours, the winner will be crowned.


Hour Seven: night starts to set in.

October 19 2013

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SRT owners are treated to this stunning view of the front straight. The cars have their lights on and nighttime conditions are upon us. Ambient temperatures are falling fast, leading to colder track temperatures. Strategy going into the final hours will most certainly determine the outcome of this race.


Hour Six: owners enjoy the comforts of SRT hospitality.

October 19 2013

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We’re more than halfway through the race and the sun will be setting soon. Owners enjoy a nice meal as they take in the last hours of this year’s race.


Hour Five: Vipers lose precious spots.

October 19 2013

No. 91 drops to eighth following contact with a P2 car, while the No. 93 falls to ninth following an off-track excursion. Roughly four and a half hours remain in this season and series finale. With plenty of time ahead, the team remains confident in a promising finish.


Up close and personal.

October 19 2013

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Just a chain-link fence separates fans from the race teams. This is one of many unique experiences offered by ALMS allowing fans an up-close look at the happenings inside each pit area.


Hour Four: SRT remains in first.

October 19 2013

Ryan Dalziel takes the helm of the No. 91, with a commanding lead over the P2 contender. Kuno Wittmer, inside the No. 93, holds strong at P5 at the near half point in the ALMS season finale. Follow live timing and scoring at ALMS.com.


Cockpit cam: hop inside the No. 91.

October 19 2013

Watch the race from inside the cockpit of the No. 91 SRT Viper GTS-R. The stream gives a whole new perspective on the forces these pilots endure throughout the race. Click here for an insider’s perspective.

 


Photo tour: sights of Petit Le Mans.

October 19 2013
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Hour Three: Goossens maintains the lead.

October 19 2013

No. 91 driver Marc Goossens holds P1 by just under two seconds three hours into the race. Making the right tire choice paramount as light rain ensues in Braselton, Georgia.


Caged for your protection.

October 19 2013

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Quietly residing behind a glass enclosure, the Viper’s V-10 is 640 horsepower of pure fury waiting to be unleashed. Visitors to the SRT display space admire its beauty from a safe distance.


Mid-race cinema.

October 19 2013

Enjoy some fast-paced clips of the SRT Viper GTS-Rs from Road Atlanta in this all-access video.


Look Familiar?

October 19 2013

The GT3-R, which is the customer car for next year’s GT-D class, is sporting a very familiar looking V-10. It’s the exact same powertrain used in the street Viper. Street and Racing Technolgy.
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A first-class fan experience.

October 19 2013

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Several elevation changes throughout the circuit here at Road Atlanta make for several exciting locations to take in the race. Here, the No. 91 looks ahead to turn 11 heading into the front straight.


Hour Two: SRT holds the lead.

October 19 2013

Although very light, the rain continues to fall keeping teams guessing on what tires to run. Despite the challenge, SRT holds strong in first place through two hours of racing.


Hour One: No. 91 remains out front.

October 19 2013

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One hour of racing is complete and the No. 91 piloted by Dominik Farnbacher remains in P1. The weather is holding out and the track is mostly dry. Starting on slicks seems to have paid off for the 91.


There is a full range of SRTs at the Car Corral

October 19 2013

About 20 SRTs in the Corral this weekend including SRT4s, SRT8s and SRT10s. Everyone is either watching the race (Dominik is leading!), or eating lunch at SRT Hospitality.


We are underway at Petit Le Mans.

October 19 2013

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Starting in the second and third spots, the SRT Viper’s begin the race in a very favorable position. The track is drying out which makes engineers and drivers very happy. In the first lap, No. 91 driver Dominik Farnbacher moves into the lead.


The countdown is on.

October 19 2013

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The grid walk is over and fans are headed to their seats. In less than 15 minutes we’ll be underway here at Petit Le Mans.


Communication is key.

October 19 2013

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This sign is employed by team engineers as an alternate means of communication with drivers.


And now the grid walk.

October 19 2013

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ALMS tradition holds that prior to every race, every fan in attendance is welcome to walk the grid. This experience is like none other.


Exclusive access.

October 19 2013

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Owners who join us at races each recieve this little gem. It provides exclusive access to the SRT paddock and hospitality. Keep an eye out for future SRT events at driveSRT.com/events.


Practice Includes Pit Work and Driver Changes

October 19 2013


Morning Practice Starts

October 19 2013

Lead V10 Engineer, Dick Winkles, watches how his V10s are doing during the last practice before today’s race.
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Warmup session: the last chance to get it right.

October 19 2013

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Teams will soon embark on a 25-minute practice session, during which they’ll get their final bearings for the track conditions. The countdown is on.


Soggy start.

October 19 2013

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It’s a wet morning here in Braselton. With a few hours until the start of the race, let’s hope for improved weather as the day progresses.


Early Morning at the SRT Experience Display

October 19 2013

There is a little moisture on the cars this morning. We will see if the track dries up before the 11:30 green flag.
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Parade laps with SRT owner Charles Olsen.

October 18 2013

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Every owner who takes part in the hospitality package for a race weekend is treated to laps on the track. SRT owner Charles Olsen is thoroughly enjoying his experience. Find out where SRT is headed next by visiting driveSRT.com/events.


Gated community.

October 18 2013

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SRT guests enjoy an exceptional view of the track right along the front straight. Parking is great too, with the corral adjacent to the hospitality center.


Driver Q&A at the SRT display.

October 18 2013

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Drivers visit the SRT display space for a fan question and answer session.


Two “Of the Year” Award Winners

October 18 2013

Both of these SRTs, on display at the SRT Experience at Road Atlanta, just happened to recently win “of the year” awards. Best Sports Car from Ruedas ESPN and SUV of the Year from Esquire magazine. Very cool.
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All-access: driver autograph session.

October 18 2013

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All the SRT drivers are on hand for an autograph session today. This is one of the few rare occasions when all six drivers are present and available for autographs.


What they do off the track.

October 18 2013

Ever wonder what SRT Motorsports drivers do between races? Kuno Wittmer competes in triathalons to stay in shape for his on-track duities. Read his inspiring story.


Marc Goossens prepares for a driver swap.

October 18 2013

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In just a minute, Marc will swap seats with Dominik. During the stop, the No. 91 will also receive a fresh fill of fuel. Upon his exit Farnbacher will share his thoughts on how the car is performing with the team as they prepare for this aftrrnoon’s qualifying session.


SRT Mission Control.

October 18 2013

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A vast array of cameras, sensors and radios allow team engineers to keep a close eye on everything happening with the SRT Vipers. Every decision is well calculated and comes based on info the team receives from its detailed feed.


Experience Road Atlanta in the SRT Viper.

October 18 2013

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At each race in the ALMS season, a select few guests are able to experience the race circuit in an SRT Viper. Guests are piloted around the track by professional drivers for a true thrill.


The countdown to practice is on.

October 18 2013

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In just a few minutes the SRT Vipers will take to the track for one final practice session before this afternoon’s 15-minute qualidying session. Follow live lap times at ALMS.com.


A race car for our customers.

October 18 2013

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Ben Keating is the first customer of the all-new SRT Viper GT3-R. His car is on display at the SRT paddock for guests to enjoy. Read about Ben and his plans for the GT3-R here.


Good morning from Road Atlanta.

October 18 2013

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It’s qualifying day and final preparations are underway. Team leaders go over the day’s activities inside the SRT paddock lounge. Practice starts in a bit, and qualifying starts at 2:05 this afternoon.


Welcome to Petit Le Mans.

October 17 2013

Petit Le Mans marks the completion of the SRT Viper GTS-R’s first complete season since returning to racing. It’s also the last official event for the ALMS series. Stay with driveSRT.com all weekend to follow all the on and off-track happenings at Road Atlanta.