Primetime Pushes Ahead and Reflects on the Past With over 30 years of professional motorsports experience, Primetime Race Group steers the only Dodge Viper in the GT2 class, the most competitive class in the American Le Mans Series. The ALMS ...
Primetime Pushes Ahead and Reflects on the Past
With over 30 years of professional motorsports experience, Primetime Race Group steers the only Dodge Viper in the GT2 class, the most competitive class in the American Le Mans Series. The ALMS brings together more than seven different manufacturers and a fierce group of world-class, talented drivers, winning will not always come down to how fast the car is, but also how efficient the team is.
Primetime's approach to the sport is not a common one, as the number one privateer team at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the team has chosen to cut its own path into the American Le Mans Series without manufacturer of factory backing. The program is derived from countless man hours and sleepless nights to insure that when the Viper hit the track there has been no stone unturned. The Proven Result -- Primetime was recently awarded the Founders Cup for their finish at the 12 Hour, recognizing their accomplishments of the drivers who "are a foundation of the series", with the cup named in honor of ALMS founder Don Panoz.
Primetime Race Group and their #11 Dodge Viper took the checkered flag after 295 grueling laps racking up multiple accomplishments including a 5th in the GT2 class and 17th overall finish at their 12 Hours of Sebring debut. Primetime's team owner and primary driver, Joel Feinberg, had his hands full all week, taking on double duty jumping in and out of his support series Elan DP-02 and the much bigger and untamed Dodge Viper. In addition to the GT2 top five finish, Feinberg recorded back-to-back second place finishes as well as logging the fastest overall race lap for the IMSA Lites race presented by Hankook Tires USA.
"I was very pleased with the performance of the Viper, the fact that we even made it twelve hours has won the team a few side bets in the paddock. This has been a tremendous undertaking to make the Viper a more competitive race car and there's still more to go. I couldn't be happier with my team and my co driver Chris, everyone surely exceeded my expectations."
Primetime Race Group makes their next stop at the 1.8 mile Acura Sports Car Challenge in the streets of St. Petersburg Florida on April 4th where they will continue their quest for a GT2 division championship as well as Feinberg's chase for Rookie of the Year.
To Primetime Race Group, it is not just about racing fast cars. In their efforts to make a positive difference in the environment, Primetime Race Group is the official Epic Pump Promotion team - promoting the use of alternative fuels at participating gas stations within miles of the racetracks. As a title sponsor of the series, The Dodge Viper and its competitors all run on E10 - 10 percent ethanol-enriched fuel and 90 gasolines. E10 reduces the amount of pollutants released into the air by 12-19 percent compared with conventional gasoline. E10 can be found at fueling stations around the country.
Feinberg and teammate, Chris Hall show their "green" support for Ethanol and the ALMS as the talented drivers themselves will be on hand as race fans can take advantage of the promotional discounted fuel at the "Rally Store" in Largo, FL on April 2nd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.