Vipers solidly in second row for Friday's TUDOR Championship race at Indy

Bomarito has a best lap of 106.441 mph.

The SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs will share row two on the starting grid for tomorrow's IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) after qualifying third and fourth, respectively, on the 2.439-mile road course on Thursday. 

Jonathan Bomarito qualified third in the No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R with a top lap time of 1:22.491 (106.441 mph) after he overcame running off track in turn 12 early in the session. Marc Goossens will start alongside his teammate in the No. 91 TI Automotive Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R after qualifying fourth with a time of 1:22.503 (106.425 mph). 

Bomarito clocked in a scant .113 of a second off the pole-winning lap time, while Goossens was only .125 of a second behind the fast qualifier. 

Friday's Brickyard Grand Prix will be the first race for Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-car team comes to the famed Indianapolis facility with the momentum of its best-ever, two-race span that produced results of second and third in each of the last two IMSA TUDOR Championship events. 

One race ago at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport), the No. 93 team started from the pole and finished second with drivers Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer, while the No. 91 finished third. In the race prior, the No. 91 Viper and drivers Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher finished as the runner-up and the No. 93 Viper claimed third in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. 

Russ Ruedisueli, head of SRT and motorsports engineering, said that the Vipers were "really good. The drivers seem happy with the cars. We're going to make a few tweaks this evening and get ready to take the field on tomorrow."

New sponsor, new color

Tomorrow's race also marks the competition debut of new team partner TI Automotive, the primary sponsor for the No. 91 TI Automotive Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R that is adorned in the company's white with green-and-blue branding this weekend. 

The Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the seventh event for the GTLM class in the 2014 IMSA schedule, will be broadcast live from Indianapolis on Friday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. 


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Series IMSA
Event Indianapolis
Sub-event Thursday qualifying
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Marc Goossens , Kuno Wittmer , Jonathan Bomarito , Dominik Farnbacher
Article type Qualifying report
Tags dominik farnbacher, kuno wittmer