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2009 Dodge Viper SRT10: Viperoadtrip

July 14, 2010

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The silver lining to our longterm Ram's departure is that I'm off the hook in schleppingmy team's 24 Hours of LeMons car from race to race. And that includes last weekend's race in eastern Colorado.

Decision time: fly from LAX to Denver and back,or drive the 2,200 miles?

The correct decision was as obvious as a skin-tight, bright orange zoot suit.

In our current fleet, our long-term 2009 Dodge Viper iseasily the car most ill-suited for a trip like this. Which also makes it the best.

See,this wouldn't be the first time I decided to make a long trip more, uh, challenging, as a couple years ago I drove our longterm Audi R8 to Seattle and back to LA all within six days. Call it a degenerative condition.

This time, thetrip will take me and my teammate plus our racing gear from LAX, up through that hellhole Vegas, across Utah and into the wide open views of eastern Colorado. There, outside of Byers, CO, the 24 Hours of LeMons plagued the countryside. Keep your modems tuned to this URL.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 11,218 miles.

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