• Momentum Race Group to use 2010 Camaro for the KONI Sports Car Challenge racing series

It seems that every time the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger are muttered under the same sentence, the Chevrolet Camaro is not too far behind inside of consumer’s minds.

Well, those eager to see another round of racing among these three US sports cars are going to have to catch the KONI Sports Car Challenge race series. With the Mustang and Challenger already in the series, the Momentum Race Group, a Dallas-based racing team, wasted little signing up, and the two cars the team will be using for the competition are no less than two 2010 Chevrolet Camaros.

The 2010 Camaro’s entry to the series – which, incidentally was prepped up by Riley Technologies – adds another level of intrigue to the racing series, considering that it’s two greatest adversaries – the Challenger and the Mustang – already have teams using their models.

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While the Camaros are still neophytes in racing at the KONI, MRG President Ray Butler is confident that the car can hold its own against the more-established competition.
"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," he said.

The two Camaros are set to begin testing in September, a month before it takes the checkered flag for the first time on the season-ending race at the Virginia International Raceway in Ocober. Whether or not the car lives up to expectations remains to be seen. But rest assured, fireworks are sure to fly when the Camaro lines up opposite the Challenger and the Mustang.

Source: Grand-Am

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