WOODHOUSE PERFORMANCE TEAM HEADS TO VIR Courtney and Wittmer Plan for the Podium September 9, 2010 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - Jeff Courtney is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of his No. 99 KENDA Tires/Woodhouse Performance/Dodge...
WOODHOUSE PERFORMANCE TEAM HEADS TO VIR
Courtney and Wittmer Plan for the Podium
September 9, 2010 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - Jeff Courtney is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of his No. 99 KENDA Tires/Woodhouse Performance/Dodge Viper Competition Coupe for Rounds 10 and 11 of the 2010 World Challenge GT Championship at Virginia International Raceway this weekend. Teammate Kuno Wittmer, driver of the No. 13 Woodhouse Performance/Dodge Viper Competition Coupe is also excited to improve on the team's standings, and his own second place position.
"I recently had my first experience racing at that track," said Courtney, referring to his debut as owner/driver in the Viper Cup Series on July 10th and 11th of this year where he earned a second place finish. "It was a fast track, I really enjoyed racing there and after getting a taste of the podium, I'm looking to return to the podium this weekend."
"We are looking forward to VIR," said Wittmer. "It's a fast track with a lot of high speed corners. The Dodge Viper loves these types of corners."
Wittmer, along with crew chief Rick Maxwell and team engineer Matt Bejnarowicz, made a special trip to the Virginia track to do some advance testing and make preparations for the upcoming race. Expectations are running high as opportunities to advance are slipping by. "The championship will come down to the line in Salt Lake. Randy [Pobst] has not won this battle yet and we are nowhere close to giving up! We've got three races to go, anything could happen," said Wittmer.
Team Owner Bob Woodhouse is also enthusiastic and optimistic for the upcoming race, "As for our drivers, Jeff and Kuno, they both love this track, have plenty of time on it and I doubt you can find drivers that are quicker."
Woodhouse was also happy to report that the Vipers have found some relief on restrictions. "After an excruciatingly painful long length of time, the tech department has issued a 50 pound reduction in the base weight of our Dodge Viper Competition-Coupe. We are grateful for this, yet we know that it is too late to be significant in our chase for the championship. But don't think otherwise, the pedal is on the floor and we'll deliver all we got!"
-source: jeff courtney racing