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Viper Announces Board Appointees

Tim Wellborn, Alabama businessman and owner of the Wellborn Muscle Care Museum and Grant Lynch, chairman of Talladega Super Speedway have agreed to join the board as directors of Viper Powersports Inc.

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Tim Wellborn, Alabama businessman and owner of the Wellborn Muscle Care Museum and Grant Lynch, chairman of Talladega Super Speedway have agreed to join the board as directors of Viper Powersports Inc.
 
 “In conjunction with  our relocation to our new world-class manufacturing facility in Auburn, Alabama, we made a strategic decision to add representation from leading members of the Alabama business community to our board of directors," says John R. Silseth II, CEO of Viper Powersports. "Thanks to the help we received from Mike Hubbard, the Alabama House Minority Leader and Governor Bob Riley, we were able to find our first two nominees, Tim Wellborn and Grant Lynch. 
 
Wellborn is the past CEO and owner of Wellborn Forest Products, and is the owner of the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum. He has served on the Talladega International Motorsports Hall of Fame Board of Directors since 1985.  In 2008 Wellborn was presented with the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award.  “I have been a big fan of high performance vehicles since I was a young man," says Wellborn. "After riding the new Diamondback, I see the same kind of high performance standards that comprise my Mopar Muscle Car collection. The bike is light weight, easy to handle and has an acceleration curve that will sure put a smile on your face."
 
Grant Lynch is the chairman of Talladega Super Speedway and vice president of special projects with International Speedway Corporation.  Lynch came to Talladega in 1993 after 11 years with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. where in his last post as senior manager of operations and public relations, he managed the Company’s involvement in NASCAR Winston Cup racing. “Having been a race enthusiast and involved with NASCAR for 28 years, I see Viper attempting to set a new standard for a High Performance Motorcycle," says Lynch. "The engine partnership with Ilmor Engineering, which is owned by Roger Penske and Mario Illian, is a very big deal and is unique to the industry.”

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