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ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R Teams Perform Well in Rainy Rolex 24 Qualifying

January 29, 2016

Damien Faulkner and Jeroen Bleekemolen kept it quick but cool in a rainy qualifying session Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and ended up putting both ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-Rs in the top six of the GT Daytona (GTD) starting grid for this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Faulkner and the No. 93 “Don’t mess with Texas” #TeamTexas Dodge Viper GT3-R team shook off an alternator issue and some lost track time earlier in the day to qualify fourth. An Irishman, Faulkner has been made an honorary member of... View Article

ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R Team Begins Daytona Title Defense at the Roar Before the Rolex 24

January 11, 2016

Defending Rolex 24 at Daytona GTD race winners ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports set their title defense off to a productive start this past weekend at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona test at Daytona International Speedway. Both last year’s GTD-winning No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-R and sister No. 33 car ran at a competitive pace all weekend on the Daytona road course in preparation for the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 28 – 31. Team principal Ben Keating, one of the co-drivers in last year’s Rolex... View Article

Motor Trend Pits 2016 ACR against 2016 Z06

January 8, 2016

Our friends at Motor Trend got a hold of a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and headed straight for Laguna Seca and the canyons in Southern California. We won’t spoil it here, but we will say that we knew the result all along. Check it out for yourself below.

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ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports to Defend Their Rolex 24 At Daytona GTD Victory in No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-R

December 23, 2015

The No. 93 ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R team will defend its 2015 GT Daytona (GTD) class victory in next month’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with team principal Ben Keating and recently crowned Trans Am Champion Gar Robinson the first two drivers named to the entry in the 54th running of twice-around-the-clock race at Daytona International Speedway. Keating, who will pull double-duty in the Rolex 24 in the No. 93 and No. 33 Viper GT3-Rs for the second-consecutive year, was part of this year’s winning driver lineup at Daytona.... View Article

Cross Continent in a Dodge Viper (or Three)

December 18, 2015

The Gumball 3000 is one of the biggest road trip parties on the planet, covering 3000 miles on different routes across public roads. The 2015 excursion was one of the biggest yet, starting in Stockholm, Sweden and ending in Las Vegas on a six-day display of horsepower and displacement. 2015 also saw the launch of Team GUESS, which piloted three chrome vinyl-wrapped Dodge Vipers across two continents to convene in Las Vegas. Luckily for us, the cameras were rolling so you can see what it’s like to be part of... View Article


5,000 Miles in an ACR — Testing the ACR to its streetable limits

December 4, 2015

Many track-bred, fire-breathing hypercars claim to be “road-legal.” More often than not, that simply means it meets the rules of the road, with side reflectors, windshield wipers and the right-colored turn signals. Attempt to bring most of these on the road, though, and you quickly realize that “road-legal” doesn’t really mean that it’s made for driving on the road. The lack of carpets, GPS or even the entire radio doesn’t really make them bearable for anything beyond the weekly grocery run. The Viper ACR, though, turns out to be a... View Article

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Dan Knox and Lone Star Racing Focusing on 2016 After This Year’s Successful IMSA GTD Debut at Circuit of The Americas

November 30, 2015

Dan Knox and his Lone Star Racing No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Dodge Viper GT3-R team are currently reviewing 2016 options and making plans to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after a successful GT Daytona (GTD) debut in September at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Knox and co-driver Marc Goossens co-drove the No. 80 to a seventh place finish at COTA on September 19 in what was the first IMSA race for Knox and team. The weekend was an encouraging home-state debut for Knox and Lone Star Racing, which... View Article

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Magneti Marelli/Mopar® Dodge Dart Driver Allen Johnson Caps 20th Season with NHRA Finals Victory

November 16, 2015

Allen Johnson ended his 20th season behind the wheel of a Mopar® engine powered National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock car in the perfect spot: the winner’s circle. Johnson put on a driving clinic at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif. on Sunday, willing his “Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar” Dodge Dart all the way from the 11th spot on the eliminations ladder to the event win at the season-ending NHRA Finals. In Funny Car, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Tommy Johnson Jr. scored a runner-up finish and the 23rd... View Article

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Lee Saunders Claims TA3 Crown with Two Races to Go

November 13, 2015

Lee Saunders, driver of the No. 84 Landsearch LLC Dodge Viper, captured a Trans Am Championship in the TA3 International Group, clinching his title with two rounds remaining in the 2015 season, at the first Trans Am race run at NOLA Motorsports Park last month.   Saunders missed out on the podium for only the second time this year, after taking second at VIR and third at Road America in the two prior races. However, his prior success on the season required him to simply qualify and start the race in... View Article

Viper ACR SCCA Certified for Most Production Car Lap Records

November 5, 2015

The last generation Viper ACR was a force to behold. The 600 horsepower, Nurburgring-busting, 3.4-seconds-to-60 fire breathing monster left quite the mark on the world – and the record books – before departing in 2010. But now with the fifth-generation Viper as an incredible platform to start applying ACR beliefs to, Head of Passenger Car Brands Tim Kuniskis was confident that the new car would break the lap time record of the old car at Willow Springs race course. With a couple of ACRs and one brave vehicle dynamic engineer,... View Article

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Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen Return for Third Year with Riley Motorsports in No. 33

November 4, 2015

Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and the ViperExchange.com/Riley Motorsports team will return to GT Daytona (GTD) competition for the third consecutive year in 2016 with a full season effort in the No. 33 Dodge Viper GT3-R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Keating, Bleekemolen and the Riley Motorsports team have won a pair of GTD races in the No. 33 in each of the past two seasons and hope to couple similar success next year with an all-out bid to win the 2016 championship. In addition to Keating and Bleekemolen staying... View Article

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Johnson Jr. Deals Mopar Dodge Vegas Runner-up; Keeps Funny Car Crown Hopes Alive

November 2, 2015

Tommy Johnson Jr. steered his Make-A-Wish 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to its seventh final round of the season and second of the six-race National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) “Countdown to the Championship playoffs” on Sunday at the Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Third in the standings, the Mopar®-powered driver trimmed his deficit to 97 points, giving Johnson an outside shot at the Funny Car championship with just one race remaining. The final was the fourth for Johnson at the Vegas quarter-mile and the 32nd... View Article

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Runner-Up Finish for Beckman and 2015 Dodge Charger R/T at Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

October 20, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Jack Beckman drove the Infinite Hero 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to his ninth final elimination round appearance of the season for a runner-up finish against points leader Del Worsham at Texas Motorplex for the 30th anniversary edition of the AAA Texas National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Fall Nationals, the fourth of six “Countdown to the Championship” playoff events. With the result, Beckman remains second in the hunt for the Funny Car world championship crown and is within 38 points of the lead with... View Article

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Beckman Races 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T to National Record Run and Holeshot Win at NHRA Keystone Nationals

October 7, 2015

A dramatic holeshot victory by Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Jack Beckman aboard his 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car brought to a close a challenging race day that saw the Mopar® driver set a national elapsed time record, and earn a career-best seventh title this season. The win came in the final elimination round of the 31st annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Keystone Nationals, the third of six “Countdown to the Championship” playoff events. The win was also the 15th Funny Car title for DSR with the new... View Article

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ViperExchange.com/TI Automotive/Riley Motorsports Viper GT3-R Team Wins Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup

October 6, 2015

The No. 93 ViperExchange.com/TI Automotive/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R team clinched the 2015 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) GT Daytona (GTD) Championship after winning the opening segment at Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, and then went on to score a GTD class podium finish in the season-ending race at Road Atlanta. Marc Goossens was leading the GTD division in the No. 93 at the end of the first segment in the race’s fourth hour, which was good enough to clinch the season-long honor for the team and his co-drivers Cameron... View Article

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Runner-Up Performance for Hagan and 2015 Dodge Charger R/T at NHRA Midwest Nationals

September 28, 2015

For a 19th time in 20 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national events this season, a new 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car battled for a title in the final elimination round as Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Matt Hagan raced to a runner-up finish at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals near the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch. While his record-setting performance in qualifying garnered him the No.1 qualifier position, Sunday’s final round appearance helped Hagan gain some ground in his quest to defend his 2014 NHRA Funny... View Article