Keating Captures Inaugural Viper Cup Race – Schimsk Also Scores VIR Win

By Auto News Log • July 14th, 2010

Ben Keating won the first-ever Dodge Viper Cup race on Saturday, July 10, the first of two races at the inaugural Dodge Viper Cup weekend event, held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), in Alton, Va.

Keating led from the pole position and was never headed in his Mopar-powered Dodge Viper ACR-X, finishing less than a second ahead of Jeff Courtney, who started next to him on the front row. All competitors were in the new ACR-X Vipers, introduced earlier this year by Dodge.

“I felt extreme pressure from Courtney throughout the race,” said Keating, who averaged 99.848 mph for the race. “I did not have the fastest car. My crew built a cushion into our setup, so we would not have any trouble passing tech inspection.”

Ryan Schimsk won Dodge Viper Cup Race 2 at VIR on Sunday, July 11. Schimsk blasted from the pole to a convincing lead over the second place Keating by the end of the second lap. He was never challenged, finishing four seconds clear of Keating.

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Source: Mopar Speed


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