Viper Powersports Announces the Following Appointments to its Board of Directors Effective December 30, 2011

AUBURN, AL – December 21, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newwire) – Viper Powersports, Inc. (OTCQB: VPWI), announced today the following appointments to its Board of Directors effective December 30, 2011, Grant Lynch, Tim Wellborn, and James Shields.

Grant Lynch is the Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President of Special Projects with International Speedway Corporation. Grant 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 R.J. Reynolds’s involvement in NASCAR Winston Cup racing.  Lynch stated, “Having been a racing enthusiast and involved with Motorsports Racing for 28 years, I see Viper attempting to set a new standard for a High Performance Motorcycle.”

Tim Wellborn is the past CEO and owner of Wellborn Forest Products, and is the owner of the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum that houses the world’s largest Mopar classic car collection. He has served on the Talladega International Motorsports Hall of Fame Board of Directors since 1985. In 2008 Tim was presented with the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award. According to Wellborn, “I have been a big fan of high performance vehicles since I was a young man. After riding the new Diamondback, I see the same kind of high performance standards that comprise my Mopar Muscle Car collection. The bike is lightweight, easy to handle and has an acceleration curve that will sure put a smile on your face.”

James Shields is a senior partner in the Texas Law Firm Shields, Britton & Fraser.  The firm’s area of expertise is Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Employment Matters, and Mergers & Acquisitions.  Jim is a racing and motorcycle enthusiast.  Jim races SCCA on his off weekends and loves competition.  “After visiting the new Auburn facility and seeing what they have accomplished over the last year it has me very excited about being part of this project.   The Diamondback is definitely an attention getter wherever it goes.”

Viper Powersports designs, manufactures and markets a line of premium American V-Twin Super Cruiser motorcycles, V-Twin aftermarket engines and other related aftermarket products through an independent dealer network. Joint venture partner Ilmor Engineering (, provides technical developmental and manufacturing support for the proprietary 152 cubic inch Viper V-Twin engine, utilizing their 25 years of engine design expertise.  Viper Motorcycle Company website is

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to uncertainties and that actual results could differ materially from the fore-going statements. Readers accordingly should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which do not reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of these forward-looking statements.

Colbert Seagraves
VP of Marketing & Racing Operations
Viper Motorcycle Company
Tel: (334) 321-4284

John R. Silseth
Chief Executive Officer
Viper Powersports, Inc.
Tel: (334) 887-4445

Timothy C. Kling
Investor Relations
Chief Financial Officer
Viper Powersports, Inc.
Tel: (334) 887-4445

SOURCE: Viper Powersports, Inc.