April 11, 2014 , Long Beach, Calif. - Enduring a tough day on one of the most challenging street courses in racing, SRT® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports persevered through a variety of issues Friday to qualify both SRT Viper GTS-R teams for tomorrow’s Sports Car Showcase on the Long Beach street circuit, the third round of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship season.
The No. 91 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R of Marc Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher overcame an overall lack of grip on the slick 1.968-mile circuit to qualify eighth with Farnbacher’s top lap time of 1:19.223 (89.429 mph). The sister No. 93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R of Kuno Wittmer and Jonathan Bomarito in turn rebounded from a persistent power steering issue – which ultimately resulted in a radiator change that wasn’t completed until several minutes into the qualifying session – to nail down the 10th and final GTLM grid position with a lap time of 1:19.980 (88.582 mph).
While both qualifying efforts were not what the team expected, the never-quit performance of the SRT Motorsports crew was the day’s highlight. The No. 93’s power steering issue emerged in this morning’s two-hour practice session and cost the team valuable time despite a speedy steering pump replacement. The issue again emerged in afternoon practice and a repair was completed just minutes before qualifying. Tracing the problem to a potential cooling issue, the SRT team amazingly swapped radiators in another pitside thrash and got Bomarito on track with eight minutes remaining in the 15-minute qualifying session. 
With Friday behind them, the two-car SRT Viper GTS-R team now shifts focus to preparing for tomorrow’s Sports Car Showcase that starts at 3:10 p.m. PDT. The 100-minute race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 at 6:00 p.m. EDT/3:00 p.m. PDT. Race coverage begins at 5:40 p.m. EDT with a pre-race show on IMSA.com.
In addition to the race coverage, it was confirmed earlier this week that SRT will sponsor FOX Sports 1’s first-ever post-race show for the IMSA TUDOR race, which will air live from the Long Beach Street Circuit winner’s circle for 30 minutes following the event.
About SRT Brand
The SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.
The 2014 SRT lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT join the flagship SRT Viper, which made its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in 2013.

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