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Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year

 

Tom O’Dell is something of a snake charmer. But we’re not talking about cobras and wicker baskets. As a tenured member of the prestigious Build & Development team at SRT® headquarters, O’Dell is the man Dodge appoints to coax every last iota of performance out of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. 
 

In 2015 Dodge paired O’Dell with driver Chris “The Wolf” Winkler (with a few runs by Randy Pobst) to lead a campaign to establish the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR as the ultimate street-legal race car. The team knocked down 13 single-lap…

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Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year

Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

 

Chris “The Wolf” Winkler got his first taste for the track at the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Mont-Tremblant more than 20 years ago. Over the course of his semi-pro career, Winkler has done everything from claim an SCCA championship to going wheel-to-wheel racing on quarter-mile tracks. If it’s got wheels, he’s raced it. 
 

Last year Dodge tapped him to drive the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) in a quest to attain the undisputed title as the world’s fastest street-legal car. Since then the 2016 Dodge Viper has claimed…

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Meet The Wolf Driving the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Into The Record Books

Breaking News: 2010 Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record at Laguna Seca

Chris Winkler and the Viper crew set out this morning to test out the new Viper ACR on a track for the first time — and in the course of that testing managed to set a new course record at Laguna Seca for a production car.


At 12:26 Pacific time, after six hot laps and a few hours of practice runs, Dodge SRT engineer Chris Winkler clocked a lap time of 1:33.915. Click over to our Viper Test page for a…

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Breaking News: 2010 Viper ACR Breaks the Track Record at Laguna Seca