DODGE MOTORSPORTS SCCA TEAMS TAKING TO HILLS OF SONOMA IN CONJUNCTION WITH NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES SONOMA, Cal. (June 22, 2006) --Nine Dodge Vipers and three Dodge SRT4s will hit the California roadcourse in conjunction with the Dodge...
DODGE MOTORSPORTS SCCA TEAMS TAKING TO HILLS OF SONOMA IN CONJUNCTION WITH NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES
SONOMA, Cal. (June 22, 2006) --Nine Dodge Vipers and three Dodge SRT4s will hit the California roadcourse in conjunction with the Dodge Chargers of NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup Series this weekend in Sonoma. The companion event will mean more fans, more racing and more Dodges on the track.
Dodge sits second in the GT series manufacturer standings, just four points out of first, while Dodge Viper drivers Mike McCann, Bob Woodhouse, and Rob Foster lead the Dodges in the GT series, holding positions four through six. Former GT series champion Tommy Archer sits 11th in the standings and has a great record at Infineon.
"Sonoma has always been great for me. We were third the last two races there," said Archer. "It was patience and determination that got us to third both times. It's a different configuration -- we're running the same track as the Cup guys. We'll have fewer turns but we'll work with it."
The nine Dodge Vipers and three Dodge SRT4s will represent Dodge Motorsports on the track with the Dodge Chargers, giving the manufacturer prominent visibility at this Dodge-sponsored weekend.
Archer of Duluth, Minn., and McCann, of North Canton, OH, will be looking to collect additional podium finishes in the series, while Woodhouse, Foster, John Dearing, Ritch Marziale, Skip Sauls, Kyle Foster and Brett Pearson will be on the hunt for the front of the field as well.
In the Dodge SRT4s, the banner will be carried by Brian Smith and Dan Aweida, both rookies in the series, as well as Blacksburg, Va. native Hal Brown.
Archer hopes to be the one with the win and continue his success on the West coast in front of the capacity-crowd as a result of the companion race.
"We've won a lot out here. I like to go to the West coast. I always do well out there. We're looking forward to putting on a good show for all the sponsors and Dodge this weekend," said Archer. "We want to do well in front of the big crowds, and it's always more exciting with lots of people watching. We expect to have a good weekend there."