Dodge Viper Cup Series Returns in 2011

By Auto News Log • December 14th, 2010

Following a successful first season of intense on-track competition, Dodge Motorsports has announced the official schedule for the return of the Dodge Viper Cup series in 2011. Beginning May 13–15, at the famed 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., the 10-race series schedule promises more intense and competitive road racing at five different road courses across the country.

“The first season of Dodge Viper Cup series was simply awesome and a great learning experience,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO — Dodge Car Brand. “We’re going to keep building on that momentum in 2011 with an expanded contingency program, a reduction in entry fees and the continuation of our successful celebrity driver and charity payout programs to once again generate lots of serious excitement for all Viper enthusiasts.”

Two races per weekend for five weekends will make up the 10-race 2011 Dodge Viper Cup series schedule, which in addition to the Sebring stop includes June 10–12 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.; July 8–10 at Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.; Sept. 2–4 at Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas; and Oct. 21–23 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fla.

The series contingency program sponsored by Dodge Motorsports and Mopar has been revamped for 2011 to expand the number of payouts to the top-10 drivers. Drivers from each race will earn payouts in cash and Mopar vouchers awarded as credit toward the purchase of Mopar parts and accessories. The 2011 Dodge Viper Cup series champion will win an additional $10,000 cash award. Dodge Motorsports also is reducing entry fees for series competitors by 43 percent from $1,400 to $800 per race in 2011. Celebrity drivers also will be back competing in the Dodge Viper Cup series in 2011. In 2010, Dodge Motorsports donated close to $50,000 to various charities as part of the program, which included Mopar Dodge Avenger Pro Stock star Allen Johnson as a guest driver.

Dodge Viper Cup competitors do battle in the Dodge Viper ACR-X, which combines the best performance attributes of the record-setting, street-legal Dodge Viper American Club Racer (ACR) and the safety equipment of the championship-winning Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. Dodge Motorsports continues to market and sell the nonstreet legal 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X. For more information call Viper Race Headquarters at (888) 960-3333 or visit http://www.viperheadquarters.com.

Source: Mopar Speed

 

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