For those looking to enjoy their Viper at the track, which I imagine more will as a new generation come into ownership due to the depreciation of the car to the point of being an affordable option as a track day car, we HIGHLY recommend the RareFab/Roe Racing Oil Pan Baffle Kit as cheap insurance, especially on 97-99 cars with the 8.5-quart pan. Adding a RareFab baffle to a 10-quart pan, assuming you can find one, would make for an almost foolproof oiling system for everything short of a high downforce race car, which would require an accusump or dry sump.
Overall we were very satisfied with the race-proven performance and protection the RareFab Oil/Roe Racing Pan Baffle Kit will give us when tracking our car. The installation was straight-forward and quite easy with just a few tools and great installation instructions. Due to the success of Vipers with 8.5-quart baffled pans being tracked with coilovers and R-compound tires, the addition of the high capacity 10-quart oil pan and modified 00+ windage tray to further improve the oil drainage back to the pan to reduce the chance of oil starvation gives us a lot of confidence to push the limits of the car on modern track rubber.
Stay tuned for future Project Viper GTS articles.