Rolex 24 At Daytona: Gas Monkey Energy Viper Running Strong At 12th Hour

PC: Gas Monkey Garage via Instagram
PC: Gas Monkey Garage via Instagram /

After a slight off-course correction during the 7th hour, #33 Gas Monkey Energy Viper is running strong past the halfway point. 

If you didn’t already know, Gas Monkey Garage is sponsoring the #33 Dodge Viper GT3-R of Viper Exchange Riley Motorsports Racing for the 24 Hours of Daytona. According to their latest updates on IMSA’s live timing and through social media, the #33 Viper is running strong even though the team suffered some cosmetic damage around the 7th hour. As of right now #33 is 16th out of a possible 22 cars still running in the GTD Class.

Riley Motorsports also has another Viper in the race #93.

Driving #33 is Principal and Team Driver Ben Keating along with Jeroen Bleekemolen, Marc Miller and Dominik Farnbacher.

The best lap for #33 came with Dominik Farnbacher at the wheel running 1:47.929 around Daytona’s 3.56 mile course on lap 167. In their GTD class, they’re four laps down from their overall class leader.

If you’d like to follow along live, your best bet is to head on over to where you can get a live stream of the entire race as well as a couple of in-car cameras.

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Here’s where #33 came into the pits after an off-course incident.

Here’s the team rapidly repairing the damage and throwing on what looks like a new hood and fender.

And here’s #33 roaring off literally minutes after the Viper came in.

Having clawed back one lap from five laps down and with more than ten hours of racing left, bearing no hiccups along the way and with a consistent driver at the wheel, we see no reason for #33 to contend for the podium when the sun starts peeking up behind the stands.

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