SRT Boss Takes His Viper to Grattan Raceway – Video

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

SRT CEO Ralph Gilles has shared a video of his SRT Viper taking a lap on Michigan’s Grattan Raceway.

Gilles, who was named president and CEO of the Dodge brand in 2009 became president and CEO of SRT Brand and Motorsports in 2011. He is well respected within the automotive industry for not only his passion for fine sports cars, but for walking the walk with them as well. He’s competed in the Viper Cup racing series, Targa Newfoundland and One Lap of America, to name a few.

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In his latest video, Gilles takes his personal SRT Viper out to Grattan Raceway, a two-mile track in Michigan. Posting a 1:22 lap time, Gilles was able to hit 147 mph in the Viper on Grattan’s main straightaway.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Oct 21, 2013

    Gilles is doing a good job making the Viper look slow

    • Barney Fife Barney Fife on Nov 06, 2013

      I thought the same thing, at least in a couple spots. My friends 03 nissan sentra se-r spec ran a 1.31 as his best lap and would hit 110 on the straight away for comparison sake. (same track)

  • Ag3nt007 Ag3nt007 on Oct 27, 2013

    That tarmac looks like shit