• Aug 8, 2009

Momentum Race Group Chevrolet Camaro - Click above for a high-res image gallery

It might be late, but it's better than never. The Chevrolet Camaro is set to battle the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger in the KONI Sports Car Challenge race series under the banner of Momentum Race Group. The Dallas-based race outfit will run a two-car team featuring a 2010 Camaro prepared by Riley Technologies and a lineup of well-seasoned drivers including SPEED World Challenge veterans Robb Holland and Jeff Altenburg. To prepare for the 2010 season against the dominant Mustangs and BMWs, both teams will begin testing in September and are even scheduled to compete in the last race of the season at Virginia International Raceway in October. You can read more about the team and their plans for the Camaro in the press release after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Trentor_Drive!




[Source: Grand-Am]

PRESS RELEASE:

DALLAS, Texas - Momentum Race Group is pleased to announce it will be fielding a new two car team for the 2009 Grand-Am KONI Challenge competition. Featuring the new Riley Technologies-built Camaro, the team is putting together key personnel to prepare for the 2009 season and beyond.

"With times as tough as they are, I can sleep well at night knowing that we have not only chosen what I feel to be one of the premier race cars in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge GS class, but also one which is as all-American as the Camaro," said Ray Butler, President of Momentum Race Group.

Momentum Race Group will begin testing cars in September in preparation for its October debut at VIR.

"Being one of the first teams to field the new Riley Camaro, as well as with the talent we are assembling, we hope to have a strong showing starting from our first race and to be contending for the 2010 championship," said Jordon Musser, Executive Vice President of Momentum Race Group and Lead Driver.

Momentum is finalizing its driver lineup, but is expected to include Musser, Robb Holland and Jeff Altenburg.

"Jordon Musser was my first choice for Executive Vice President and Lead Driver because of his uncanny attention to detail and of course his ability to hustle a car around a race track," Butler said.

Robb Holland, a veteran of the SPEED World Challenge, will co-drive the first car with Musser.

"Robb is a great driving talent, an all around great guy and good face for the team," Musser said. "His presence will be invaluable in helping us acquire sponsors and his skills behind the wheel will keep us up front."

Momentum is excited about the opportunity of having Jeff Altenburg be the lead driver in the second car.

"Jeff has been a champion at all levels of motorsports and has great experience at setting up and developing race cars. We will be relying on that experience to help us make our Camaros competitive straight out of the box," Musser said.

Momentum is hoping to announce its finalized driver lineup within a few weeks. Momentum is also in talks with several veteran KONI Sports Car Challenge crew chiefs and strategists to make sure the team has strong leadership on race weekends.

The team will be busy in the off season with testing, solidifying driver line ups, sponsors and key personnel with in the team for the end of 2009 and into 2010. Several positions are available. Interested parties should contact Momentum Race Group.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      @Ian

      You're going to see fewer cobalts and more mustangs in the near future.

      Ford also signed a deal to provide support vehicles for them as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It would be unusual for a new team to enter KONI Challenge right now with a Cobalt, since the car is several years old and having won so many races (and championships!). it is saddled with a lot of competition equalization.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally! This will be great to see. I think the new Camaro has a lot of potential on the race track with the new independent rear suspension.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is great news actual stock cars going at it cant wait to see it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      American roads should be filled JUST with cars like these and not with Asian condoms like prius
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because America has enough fossil fuel reserves to support American roads filled with these cars? Prepare for the future not the past. The Volt may not do it but others like the Prius and Insight will.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tony don't be an idiot. The Camaro gets great mileage and it was made for people who love cars, not morons like you who care about MPG and the environment. The Prius and Insight are both turds. End of story.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I love the ridiculous extreme positions people take on this stuff. I happen to be willing to buy both cars for different reasons. You don't have to be a jackass who doesn't care about the environment at all to buy a Camaro and you don't have to care all that much about the environment to buy a Prius (saves gas $).
        And cars weren't always performance monsters, so there's nothing wrong with an auto enthusiast who can appreciate the beauty of a common man's transportation car. It's not like the Model T was a high horsepower racer. Totally incorrect to make it sound as if people who like Priuses somehow can't be auto enthusiasts. A true enthusiast would see the beauty in almost all cars, because they love the very concept of cars themselves.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This will be great. Hopefully racing improves the breed. I'm not saying I don't like the Camaro, but I think the tweaks it gets to make it a better race car might make it a better street car too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      man look at that @ss me like me like
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice to see that they outsourced exterior design to Matchbox and Hotwheel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well thats one way to fix that failed nose job. Just paint it a different color than the body.
        Great looking sketches though.
        Best wishes racing in a series with no GM factory support ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what "stock car racing" should be. Okay, so add some beefier brakes, a roll cage, and some race shocks and slicks, but otherwise bring back the real cars!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @LS2LS7,

        I may see but one commercial on the weekend of a Koni Series race, but I do take the time to watch those and would happily watch it over NASCAR at this point. but like you said, why wait for nascar and nhra to change? these are just companies, and we can take our viewership to a racing series that already gives you what you want.

        Koni Challenge is a far more interesting spec of racing than NASCAR imo.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I've been saying this for years. When was there ever a 2 door Taurus, NASCAR? Hey NHRA, where can I buy a RWD V8 Chevy Cobalt like I see in Pro STOCK?
        • 5 Years Ago
        So how about you (and others) watch then? KONI Challenge gets virtually no viewers.

        I challenge all of you to put your eyes where your mouth is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's gonna be one interesting race
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks hot.


      This car is winning the Muscle car game IMO
      • 5 Years Ago
      A Car challenge no one outside of US really cares or wants to drive for that metter.
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it me or does anyone else wish Can Am racing would come back to America?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love that color combo 8D
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