WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ (February 13, 2015) – The #53 Viper Competition Coupe driven by owner Mike Hartley is in the arduous process of rebuild following his wreck back at VIR with NARRA. “Although this was a set back to our championship run last season we took the time rebuild the car from the ground up and make some improvements on the way,” Hartley stated.
“We’ve been looking to make some major upgrade not only to the suspension of the car, but also to the car’s electronics systems as well. Ultimately, I want to add in paddle-shift capabilities too.”
Mike was also quick to mention that with as many upgrades as they are making Crew Chief, Joe Kallas tempered Mike’s excitement to throw too many variables in the mix. “We had a super competitive car last year comparatively speaking to our competition. We know we can’t rest on our laurels but we also want to ensure our reliability which is key in a class like GT-Unlimited where the only limitations are what tires you can run.”
Hartley said his one and only goal as always is to “Beat Jim Stout, but I have to watch out… there is some major competition coming along with the young talent in NARRA…. specifically, Brian Fasseler and LP Montour. Those kids sure can throw these big cars around. ”
RH Motorsports will contest a full season again with NARRA in 2015 and expects to be ready with guns blazing at the ViperExhange.com Grand Prix of Atlanta in April. In addition to the #53 Viper running GTU, they will return with #98 Viper Compe Coupe driven by Russ Oasis in the GT1 category, who finished 3rd last year in the overall championship. The final component with be the #22 Corvette of David Greenman who is also getting some upgrades during the off season to make his jump up into the GT1 category as well.Share