Lux Charges to 11th Place Finish at Mansfield Mansfield, Ohio (August 24, 2008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Eric Lux had a very eventful weekend that started when Hurricane Fay threw a wrench into his travel plans on Friday afternoon. The 20-year...
Lux Charges to 11th Place Finish at Mansfield
Mansfield, Ohio (August 24, 2008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Eric Lux had a very eventful weekend that started when Hurricane Fay threw a wrench into his travel plans on Friday afternoon. The 20-year old Jacksonville University student and full-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series driver aimed his truck toward Charlotte and drove through the whipping winds and rain. Lux flew to Ohio early Saturday morning and climbed behind the wheel of the No. 22 CharmHerSocksOff.com Toyota for only his second career oval track start. Lux rebounded from an early lost lap to finish in the 11th position at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Starting the Mansfield 150 in the 21st position, Lux climbed 10 spots to earn him the Powerade Power Move of the Race.
"This was definitely an up and down day for all of us on the No. 22 CharmHerSocksOff.com team," said Lux. "We were always so close to getting our lap back and something else would happen on the track. We stayed in the fight and the crew did an awesome job today! We worked through the problems and locked up a solid 11th place finish."
Lux struggled early in the 150-lap event, going a lap down to the leaders by lap 27 when unintentional contact caused the No. 22 to spin in turn 2. Miscommunication during his Lucky Dog lap at the lap 34 caution resulted in a pass-through penalty as well. Despite the early setbacks, Lux charged through the field, passing cars and skillfully dodging all incidents that occurred in front of him on the half-mile speedway to bring the No. 22 CharmHerSocksOff.com Toyota home in the 11th spot.
"I am quite pleased with the race result," added Lux. "It was a hard race. A lot more beating and banging that I am accustomed to! I really look forward to racing with ESR in the future!"
Lux returns to action in the Rolex Grand-Am Series GT class at the New Jersey Motorsports Park for the Supercar Life 250 from August 29-31, 2008.