Dodge Viper GT3-R Crowned 2014 Ultimate Track Car

Ben Keating and Riley Motorsports emerged as the victors in their Dodge Viper GT3-R.
EVSR brought out their silent track killers and kept up with the louder muscle over VIR’s hills.
Ryan Eversley's BMW 1 Series proved to be a handful, but he managed to turn a 1:53.708.
The Ultimate Track Car Challenge is an annual competition held by Grassroots Motorsports for the sole purpose of finding America’s fastest track cars.

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ALTON, Va. (July 21, 2014)—They came, they saw, they conquered. Forty-three of the country’s fastest track cars descended upon Virginia International Raceway July 18 for the 2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. After a full day of thrills and spills, Ben Keating and Riley Motorsports emerged as the victors in their Dodge Viper GT3-R. How ultimate was this Viper? Its 1:45.394 lap time would have earned it pole position at last year’s American Le Mans Series race at VIR.

Also making an appearance at the UTCC were two electric race cars. EVSR brought out their silent track killers and kept up with the louder muscle over VIR’s hills. Team Manager Charlie Greenhaus explained that this was the first time they’d run their cars at 100-percent power, and they were very pleased with the results.

Included in one of the fastest fields we’ve hosted was an insane BMW 1 Series entered by Ryan Eversley, which produced around 600 horsepower. The massive turbo bolted on the little BMW proved to be a handful, making it difficult to put all the power down on track. He still managed a 1:53.708 lap time, which was good for sixth place overall.

The Ultimate Track Car Challenge is an annual competition held by Grassroots Motorsports for the sole purpose of finding America’s fastest track cars. Anyone can join with any type of car. The event has been hosted at VIR for the last eight years.

Virginia International Raceway is hidden away in the hills of Alton, Virginia, straddling the border of Virginia and North Carolina. Since its reopening in 1998, VIR has grown to be one of the finest tracks in the nation. The beautiful 17-turn, 3.27-mile course provides complicated turns and elevation changes for the ultimate driving experience.

The 2014 Grassroots Motorsports Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge is sponsored by StopTech, Honda Performance Development, TMI Products, Inc., Continental Tire North America, Ford Motor Company, Race-Keeper, Innovative Tuning and the National Auto Sport Association.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Auto Sport Association, run by Chris Cobetto, sanctions the event. NASA has been the market leader for amateur road racing in the region for many years.

For the final standings, visit the official results page

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