Wittmer Caps World Challenge Season with Victory
Mopar-powered Dodge Motorsports driver Kuno Wittmer grabbed a season-ending World Challenge GT victory during the Toyo Tires Utah Grand Prix Presented by Bondurant at Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Wittmer’s No. 13 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Viper Competition Coupe started second and held that position through the first corner, chasing polesitter Randy Pobst. After falling behind by just over a second early in the race, Wittmer took the lead from Pobst on lap nine. He ran a mistake-free race and finished the 22-lap, 67.056-mile race ahead by just 0.346-second. It was the second win of the year for Wittmer, who finished the season second in the Drivers’ Championship.
“We’ve got a thousand-plus people here supporting us,” said Wittmer, who scored his win on the same weekend of the Dodge Viper Owners Invitational event at MMP. “It’s just incredible. I’ve met so many people over the course of the weekend and they’re incredible, family people and that is just great for the [Viper] product.”
Jeff Courtney tied a career-best finish of fourth in his No. 99 Kenda Tires Dodge Viper, joining his teammate Wittmer as the second Viper in the top four positions. Jason Daskalos (sixth) and Fred Roberts (eighth) also put their Viper Comp Coupes in the top 10. Roberts also clinched the GameStreamer GT Rookie of the Year title.
Source: Mopar Speed