Cindi Lux clinches SCCA Norpac Division Driver Championship with a dominating year
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Aug. 19, 2003 -- Cindi Lux can add another championship to her impressive collection. During her first year driving a Kumho Tire/Redline Oil/Kodiak Racing Wheel Z06 Corvette sponsored by Suburban Chevrolet in SCCA T1 class for Team NayKid Racing, Lux clinched in a controlling fashion the SCCA NORPAC divisional championship for the 2003 race season. During her season of 11 race starts, Lux had three first place finishes, six seconds, one track record, one pole position as well as a Hard Charger award for her outstanding performance in Phoenix.
Lux has a strong history of winning, including being the inaugural Champion of the 1999 Women's Global GT Series in the American Le Mans Series; a top five finish at Petit Le Mans driving a Porsche GT3 for G&W Motorsports; four pole positions, six wins and one track record in a BMW in during the 2002 season; and second place in the GTS class at the 2002 Portland Champ Car support race.
"I cannot remember a racing season that I have really enjoyed more. The T1 cars are fast; the sponsors are first class, my teammates, Scotty and Rick, rock and the crew preps the cars extremely well. From a driver's stand point, I am an enormously fortunate person," said Lux of her 2003 winning season.
She is quick to give credit to not only her teammates for pushing her so hard but also her sponsors. "My sponsors are NOT the typical sponsors in the world of Motorsports," says Lux. "They are more.... they truly stepped up to the plate and provided awesome assistance for us to go out on track and kick some serious butt." She feels the support she has received from Kumho Tires has been the backbone to her 2003 championship season.
Lux's success is also due in part to the support provided by Suburban Chevrolet. "We really couldn't have done it without them," Lux said. "Suburban has really worked hard for us this season and it shows. I'm so happy that I have won this championship for them as well."
"In many ways I don't want the season to end. But believe it or not, the 2004 testing is right around the corner!! Which is good since I am sure my competitors will only going faster next year," Lux said with a big smile.
Lux started racing in 1988 and since then has captured nine road racing championships with more than 63
victories, 33 second place finishes, 25 third place finishes and 38 pole positions. She is a two-time winner of the
Nelson Ledges 24-Hour Endurance Race and recipient of the Northwest Pat Piggot Memorial Award in for the most outstanding driver. In addition, she won the SCCA Pro-Driver Driver-of-the-Year Award in 1999.
During her time off the racetrack, Lux teaches for a variety of manufactures for new model launches to the press and dealers and is an instructor for the BMW Performance Center in the U.S. and South America, Porsche Driving
Experience in Birmingham Alabama and for Toyota for the Pro/Celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Lux and her 2 other Team NayKid Racing teammates will travel to Lexington, Ohio for the SCCA season finale, the Valvoline Runoffs slated for Sept. 15-21. The team will field its three Corvette Z06 racing machines.
To learn more about Cindi Lux, visit www.CindiLux.com.