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Dodge Viper Cup Racing Series Announced

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The production of Dodge Viper recently came to an end, but the fans may now rejoice as it’s coming back for Dodge Viper Cup official racing series. Twelve race-spec Viper ACR-X have been prepared for ten races which will start from July 10 at Virginia International Raceway. All events will be aired on VERSUS network across America.

They have also signed Michelin as official tire sponsor. Chrysler will pay more than $200,000 in cash and parts to the winners of each race. The 2010 champion will win $25,000, second-place will receive $10,000 and third-place will pay $5,000. And to make it more interesting, each race will also feature one or two celebrity driver chosen by by Dodge Motorsports and specially trained for all on-track competition in the series by professional racer Cindi Lux of Lux Performance Group.

As for the car, the Dodge Viper American Club Racer (ACR) Ultimate Edition, features a SRT-developed 8.4-liter V-10 engine, equipped with factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system that produces 640 horsepower (40 more than the production model) and 605 lb.-ft. of torque (45 more than the production model). It also has race-tuned suspension, aerodynamic upgrades, and factory-designed roll cage, fire suppression system, fuel cell and race seat.

Additional racing components, including a transmission cooler, rear differential cooling system, unique front rotors with larger surface area and improved brake cooling via scoops in the front fascia, are added to meet the significant durability and reliability requirements for on-track competition. They have made 25 units of this special model.

“The Dodge Viper ACR-X is designed and built specifically for the race track,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “Now with VERSUS on board, race fans will have the opportunity to see our untamed and unmatched road-racing machine along with some of our talented Viper owner/drivers compete on five of the best road courses in the county as part of the Dodge Viper Cup series.”

Race Date – Venue – Air Date / Time (Eastern):

July 10 VIR Sat., July 24, 2 p.m.
July 11 VIR Sat., July 31, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 14 Hallett Raceway, Jennings, Okla. Sun., Sept. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 15 Hallett Raceway, Jennings, Okla. Sun., Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Sun., Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Sun., Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah Sun., Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah Sun., Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Pahrump, Nev. Sun., Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Pahrump, Nev. Sun., Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m.

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