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Mid-Ohio: Woodhouse Performance race report

Woodhouse Performance/Kicker/Viosport Viper finishes 10th after starting last in SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race and SRT-4 has a tough week finishing 25th after running 10th in SCCA SPEED TC race. The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport...

Woodhouse Performance/Kicker/Viosport Viper finishes 10th after starting last in SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race and SRT-4 has a tough week finishing 25th after running 10th in SCCA SPEED TC race.

The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport #13 Dodge Viper driven by Bob Woodhouse mad an impressive run from last place to finish 10th in the SCCA SPEED GT class at the Mid Ohio presented by Trenton Forging race. The finish moves the Blair, Nebraska driver up to 5th place in the driver's points after four of the ten rounds. In route to the 10th place finish Bob earned the Sunoco "Hard Charger" award by advancing 19 positions.

Woodhouse started from the rear of the field due to missing qualifying. He had to miss qualifying Saturday morning to attend his daughter's graduation from college Saturday in Nebraska. Bob arrived just in time to strap into the Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport #13 Dodge Viper and grid shotgun on the field. "I had a blast today" said an excited Woodhouse about his run through the field. Commenting on how he was able to slice through the field Woodhouse commented, "The crew did a great job setting up the car. We were able to run the same lap times at the end of the race as the beginning. We have been testing different brake pads and found a combination from Mintek that allowed me brake very late into the corners . which made passing all those cars easier".

The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport #13 Dodge SRT-4 driven by Brian Smith did not finish as strong in the SCCA SPEED TC race as they had been all weekend. The Dodge SRT-4 was 10th in the first round of official practice and backed that up with a 13th qualifying position. Concerning qualifying Smith commented, "I am glad we were 13th and shows we are headed in the right direction, but I am a little disappointed because on my best lap I was held up slightly so I think we could have been in the top 10." Smith had another great start moving up two positions to 11th. However, early handling issues made it difficult to continue that movement. The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport/Alex's Lemonade Stand team was looking to finish a respectable 11th in only its third race when an intercooler line came off reducing the Dodge SRT-4's power. Smith continued on to finish the race in 25th position.

-www.woodhouseviper.com

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Drivers Brian Smith , Bob Woodhouse