Ben Keating Sweeps SRT Viper Cup Doubleheader at Road America
Ben Keating, driving a Mopar-powered SRT Viper ARC-X, remained undefeated this season, as he swept both ends of the SRT Viper Cup Presented by Pennzoil Ultra on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Keating opened the weekend as the top qualifier, earning the pole position for the 25-minute timed event on Saturday. The native of Port Lavaca, Texas, would lead all 10 laps in that contest to earn a nearly four-second win over Louis-Philippe Montour. Ralph Gilles came from the sixth starting spot to finish third in his first start of the season.
In the 40-minute timed finale on Sunday, the entire field was inverted, with Keating starting in the 10th spot. He was up to second after just two laps and took the lead on the third circuit. Keating would pace the final 11 laps to win for the fourth consecutive race and fifth time in the last six series events dating back to last season. Richie Hearn finished second, with Jeff Courtney third.
Next up for the SRT Viper Cup Presented by Pennzoil Ultra is a stop at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., July 7–8. For more information on the SRT Viper Cup Series, visit http://www.moparspeed.com or http://www.drivesrt.com.