At the final IMSA race for the Viper, Jeroen Bleekemolen drove an epic race together with co-drivers Ben Keating and Marc Miller. Bleekemolen is one of the best professional sportscar drivers in the world and excels in whatever he drives. He and his team knew well before the end that the Magnus Audi team would be running into regulatory trouble due to their failure to meet minimum drive time requirements for their amateur driver. Regardless, the dice over the last few laps with Andy Lally was excellent. Lally edged around Bleekemolen to cross the line first, but Bleekemolen knew that he didn’t have to risk too much to claim the win.
The checkered flag flew for the Viper after 385 laps, seeing the GTD win and 17th overall. The checkered flag also fell on the Viper program in IMSA. Major Kudos to Viper dealer Ben Keating for supporting the effort, paying the IMSA manufacturer fee to keep the car on the track, and driving at a competitive level.
While the Viper is done, the team will continue in 2017 with a brand new AMG GT3.
Camera Settings – 1/320 shutter speed, f/4, ISO 2500, 98mm.