NayKid Racing Sweeps First Two Podiums of 2004 PUYALLUP, WASH., March 23, 2004 -- NayKid Racing entered its first two races of the 2004 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) T1 season this past weekend with the goal of sweeping every position...
NayKid Racing Sweeps First Two Podiums of 2004
PUYALLUP, WASH., March 23, 2004 -- NayKid Racing entered its first two races of the 2004 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) T1 season this past weekend with the goal of sweeping every position on the podium. Mission accomplished at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif.
The three-car Corvette Z06 team of Scotty B. White (Puyallup, Wash.), Cindi Lux (Aloha, Or.) and Ryan Snodgrass (Kirkland, Wash.) dominated the two-race weekend with their three KUMHO Tire/ Suburban Chevrolet/ Redline Oil/ Kodiak Racing Wheels/ CORSA Exhaust Chevrolet Corvettes in a fashion that made even their 2003 results (11 wins in 13 races) look second-rate.
White, who won the 2003 T1 title in the Southern Pacific SCCA Division, as well as the '03 SCCA Pro Solo and Solo II class Championships, won the pole position and both races in his No. 3 KUMHO Tires' Corvette. Hot on his heals was Lux, who won the 2003 SCCA Northern Pacific Division T1 title and Oregon National Driver of the Year, in her No. 78 Suburban Z06 Chevrolet. The 1999 American Le Mans Series Women's Global GT Series champion finished second in both races. SCCA T1 class rookie Snodgrass took the final step of the podium in his first two races with NayKid driving the No. 75 Corvette.
White and Lux each obliterated the Thunderhill T1 class track record in both qualifying and the race on the first day and then quickly bettered those hot laps on day-two. The two pushed each other across the finish-line of Sunday's race with a nip-and-tuck battle that kept onlookers glued to the front of the field. The battle proved that the greatest competition for NayKid Racing in 2004 may very well be NayKid Racing.
Scotty B. White: "It was an awesome result. We were a little nervous about knocking the cobwebs off and we had some good competition out there. Obviously, the team hasn't lost a step. This was our first try on a bumpy track with the new KUMHO Tires. And it came together just great. The crew was awesome. The guys worked so hard to make it perfect. Nobody on this team bitches, nobody moans, they just want to get the results. What a great start to the season. Knocking four seconds off the track records is a pretty good whack. Looks like Cindi's shoulder is back. I'm just jacked-up for Pueblo [Colorado, the next SCCA T1 race weekend that NayKid Racing will compete in]. There's a couple more big dogs in Pueblo so we're going out to find the competition."
Cindi Lux: "It was Scotty's weekend. He had the car to beat. I was chasing hard and made him work for it but he deserved the win. I was flat-out impressed with the new KUMHO Tires. The KUMHOs are so good; there is so much grip! The exciting part is that we have some more work to do in order to take FULL advantage of these tires and hopefully become even faster. We were testing a number of new products on the car. The new CORSA Exhaust system really impressed us too. It performed flawlessly. Ryan, our new teammate, did a great job with his first race in this car. It's all about fun... and that's something we definitely know how to do!"
NayKid Racing won 11 of 13 T1 races entered in 2003, earned 15 podium finishes, 11 pole positions and set six track records. Since its creation in 1998, NayKid has earned six SCCA division T1 titles, as well as five SCCA Pro Solo Championships and seven Solo II titles. The team made history at Mosport in 1999 becoming the first Corvette team to win a SPEED World Challenge GT race. White finished as runner-up in Rookie of the Year honors that same year. Over the course of his two season participation in SPEED World Challenge GT, White finished in the top-10, an amazing 78% of the time!
For more on Cindi Lux please see www.CindiLux.com. To learn more about NayKid Racing, please visit www.NayKidRacing.com