DRIVER AND NOW OWNER Courtney Switches Gears Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July 9, 2010) - Jeff Courtney is announcing his entry as car owner in a hot new racing series: the Dodge Viper Cup. Courtney will open the 10-race, five-event series by driving...
DRIVER AND NOW OWNER Courtney Switches Gears
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July 9, 2010) - Jeff Courtney is announcing his entry as car owner in a hot new racing series: the Dodge Viper Cup. Courtney will open the 10-race, five-event series by driving the No. 99 JCR Motorsports Dodge Viper ACR-X at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) July 10-11.
As a driver in various racing series for many years, 4 years under the direction of team owner Bob Woodhouse and the Woodhouse Performance World Challenge Team, Courtney is now playing the dual role of both driver and owner. "My commitment is still to Woodhouse Performance and World Challenge," said Courtney. "Bob and the whole Woodhouse team have been very helpful in guiding me on this new venture."
It was an opportunity that Courtney said was too good to pass up, "Dodge has put out an excellent new Viper in the ACR-X and this spec series has a lot to offer for drivers, owners, and fans. We have a great package, including VERSUS TV coverage and the same production as World Challenge."
The spec series will showcase a field completely comprised of 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X vehicles, allowing for head-to-head competition between drivers while keeping costs down.
The series will run two 30-minute sprint format races per weekend and will be sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA). The rules and technical aspects of the series have been established by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
After the first race at VIR on July 10-11, the season continues at Hallet Raceway on August 14-15, Pocono Raceway on September 11-12, the Miller Motorsports Park on October 2-3, and will culminate in the final race of the 2010 season at Spring Mountain Raceway, October 23-24.
As Courtney dips his toes into the owner's pool, questions remain as to who will be driving the No. 99 in future races. "It's still an unknown at this time," said Courtney, "but watch for some big name drivers to bring the No. 99 to podium in the balance of events."
For Dodge and racing fans everywhere, this series is sure to become a must-see favorite. Stay tuned for racing action and updates!
-source: Jeff Courtney Racing