Gary Johnson: "I think if this race was three hours long, we might have had a win."
The No. 91 SRT Viper GTS-R driven by Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens finished second just ahead of the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R driven by Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer.
Incident-marred qualifying sessions have teams scrambling to prepare back-in-the-pack starting spots potential roadblocks to podiums.
Back in 2000, the Viper GTS-R was the best sports car in the world. Last year in August, the Viper made its in return to the sportscar stage at the ALMS race in Mid-Ohio and now they are making their return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Production SRT Vipers are built at the Chrysler Group’s Connor Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
The pole is the first for an SRT Viper since 2000 in Adelaide, Australia.
The podium result for the No. 30 MOMO car puts them on a good track in the GTC championship.
Sean Edwards: We'll keep playing the long game and stay on the lead lap and do a good job now.
Besides the usual setup preparation, MOMO NGT Porsche team use the time acclimating three new drivers to the challenging 3.58-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway this week.
SRT Motorsports will field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, the season-opening event on the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron schedule.
The two SRT Viper GTS-Rs competed in four ALMS races in 2012.
Ryan Dalziel joins Tommy Kendall, Marc Goossens, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito in the SRT Viper GTS-Rs for 2013 ALMS enduros and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The invitation was extended by the ACO to field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the LM GTE Pro Class at the 90th anniversary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers include Tommy Kendall, Marc Goossens, Kuno Wittmer, Dominik Farnbacher and Jonathan Bomarito.
Nancy Knapp Schilke, ALMS correspondent
Porsche Napleton Racing press release