Kumho supplies tires to Dodge Viper for upcoming ALMS GT2 race

July 20, 2007

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Corp. will supply tires for the Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Competition Coupe in the GT2 class at the American Le Mans Series Acura Sportscar Challenge at Mid-Ohio on July 21.

This will be the first appearance in the ALMS GT2 class for both Kumho and Dodge. Kumho currently competes in the ALMS prototype classes, and Dodge last raced in the American Le Mans Series in 2002 with the Viper GTS-R.

The Mid-Ohio race is the only ALMS event the Viper is scheduled to appear in this season.

The Viper will compete on Kumho tires that were developed specifically for the car, according to Rudy Consolacion, Kumho's motorsports manager. "We hope to use this as a stepping stone to expand Kumho's ALMS effort in 2008."

The Acura Sportscar Challenge will be broadcast on CBS Sports at 2 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, July 22. Live radio coverage, race reports and live timing and scoring are available through www.AmericanLeMans.com.