Wittmer Wins From Pole In Mopar-Powered Dodge Motorsports Viper Comp Coupe At Long Beach

By Auto News Log • April 21st, 2010

Dodge Motorsports driver Kuno Wittmer led flag-to-flag to claim victory at the Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach Presented by Bondurant, the final race of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 18. The native of Montreal, Canada is now second in the World Challenge GT standings, just one point out of the lead.

Wittmer’s race weekend was nearly perfect in the Mopar-powered No. 13 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Viper Competition Coupe, as he earned the pole with a new track record and cruised to an 8.475-second margin of victory. He averaged a record 80.787 mph over the 29-lap, 57.072-mile race. Wittmer also turned the fastest lap of the race at 1:25.797 (82.576 mph), a new Long Beach race record.

Jeff Courtney placed seventh in his No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse Dodge Viper Comp Coupe. Jason Daskalos improved five positions on the opening lap in the No. 5 Daskalos Developments Viper Comp Coupe to earn the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start and ended the event in the No. 12 spot. Fred Roberts steered his Viper to a sixteenth-place finish.

The race from Long Beach will be broadcast May 1 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Versus. The World Challenge Championships return to action with a doubleheader at Mosport International Raceway, May 21-23.

Source: Mopar Speed




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