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St. Pete: Woodhouse Performance race report

Woodhouse Performance Viper finishes 5th in SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race and SRT-4 involved in accident in the SPEED TC race. The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport/alexslemonade.com ...

Woodhouse Performance Viper finishes 5th in SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race and SRT-4 involved in accident in the SPEED TC race.

The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport/alexslemonade.com #13 Dodge Viper driven by Bob Woodhouse followed up a podium performance at Sebring with a strong 5th place finish in the SCCA SPEED GT class at the beautiful St. Petersburg Grand Prix. The finish solidifies his third place in the overall points after two races. Woodhouse is only one point out of second place.

The great finish did not come without a price. Controlled driving had kept the #13 Dodge Viper damage free and in the top ten throughout the race. However, the last two laps resulted in body damage and a flat tire. In regard to the damage Woodhouse commented, "On the very last lap I made a bid for third place in corner 6. The Gigliotti car was breathing hard on my back and Imory in front had slowed, it was a necessary move. That began a chain of events involving car contact, wall contact and the loss of air in a tire. We were very lucky to finish 5th."

"This is such a high. It's too early in the season to predict that we will maintain a top 10 finish for the season but we certainly built a platform to expect one," said an excited Woodhouse when asked about being third in the points.

The Woodhouse Performance team repaired the damage and will be ready to have another strong performance from the

Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport/alexslemonade.com #13 Dodge Viper in Long Beach next weekend.

The Woodhouse.com/Kicker/Viosport/Alexslemonade.com #13 Dodge SRT-4 driven by Brian Smith did not have the same fortune in the SCCA SPEED TC race. A multi car accident at the start collected the #13 Dodge SRT-4. A large impact by another car on the left front and multiple hits on the right front from the wall eliminated Smith from the race.

Smith commented, "we avoided the spinning car but hit the wall with the right front . we were hurt but could have kept racing . then we received a big hit in the left front and bounced of the wall again on the right side." The Dodge SRT-4 had significant damage to both front corners. Concerning the damage Smith stated, "The car will be fixed in time for Mid-Ohio. We are going to take this opportunity to modify the suspension to improve slower speed cornering performance. We have several test sessions before Mid-Ohio so we will be ready for a top ten."

-www.woodhouseviper.com

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Drivers Brian Smith , Bob Woodhouse