COURTNEY AND WITTMER HEAD FOR THE BEACH World Challenge Round 3 at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 15, 2010) - Jeff Courtney, driver of the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe is preparing ...
COURTNEY AND WITTMER HEAD FOR THE BEACH
World Challenge Round 3 at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 15, 2010) - Jeff Courtney, driver of the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe is preparing for round three of the 2010 World Challenge season held on the historic Long Beach street course. "I'm very excited to be heading to Long Beach again," said Courtney. "It is one of the coolest overall events on the circuit. It has a 36 year history and they do an excellent job of engaging the drivers and teams with the fans."
Kuno Wittmer, driver of the No. 13 Woodhouse Performance/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe is also enthusiastic about the next round. "I drove there, about 10 years ago in an open Formula Atlantic car," said Wittmer. "Coming off a recent street course race, things are still fresh in mind and the team has been working hard in the past 2 weeks. The most important thing this weekend will be to maximize on the short 20 minute sessions. A podium effort would be a superb goal! "
Activities start on Thursday night with a free street display called "Thunder on Pine" where the fans enjoy a race car display from the three main race series of the weekend, driver interviews and autograph signings and a chance for teams to interact with the fans. At least one Woodhouse Performance/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe will be in the display representing the World Challenge GT Series that will race at 4:15 Pacific on Sunday the 18th.
There will be plenty for Dodge fans to absorb over the long weekend. Executives from Chrysler Group LLC will be in attendance including Dodge President and CEO Ralph Gilles who will be visiting with owners in the special reserved parking Corral for registered Dodge or SRT owners.
"It's a great event," said Courtney, "with a huge following of over 100,000 attendees, a historic venue, what's not to like?"
The Woodhouse Performance Team has been working since the opening of the season at St. Petersburg to apply all the power from the Vipers. It has been a challenge getting off the tight turns on the street courses; the competition that has all wheel drive or an engine over the rear wheels seem to do better in that parameter. Between races, the Woodhouse Performance Team has worked hard to improve corner exit acceleration for the upcoming Long Beach street course.
"I want to thank the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort for joining with us for this race, we really appreciate their support," said Courtney of one of the finest hotels in the area. Dodge owners will also enjoy a cocktail party at the Hilton on Saturday night. The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort of Huntington Beach California has joined with Jeff Courtney/JCR Motorsports and the Woodhouse Performance Team for the Streets of Long Beach race.
"This is as close to a "dream team" as I have been with in my career." said Bob Woodhouse, team owner. "Every member of this small overworked and understaffed team has exactly the skill set and is the kind of person that we need. We have talent in every corner; we are all bent on getting the job done. Come and watch this incredible season unfold, you'll be glad you did."
World Challenge brings you the Sports Car Wars from the Streets of Long Beach on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm (Pacific). Catch the racing action on www.world-challenge.com or the live broadcast on VERSUS May 1, 4:30-6:00 pm.
-source: woodhouse performance