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Braselton, Georgia - The No. 81 G&W Porsche GT3R team of Cindi Lux, Divina Galica and Belinda Endress finished sixth in the GT class and 20th overall at the third annual Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Saturday, September 30. "It's...

Braselton, Georgia - The No. 81 G&W Porsche GT3R team of Cindi Lux, Divina Galica and Belinda Endress finished sixth in the GT class and 20th overall at the third annual Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Saturday, September 30. "It's pretty remarkable," said starting and finishing driver Cindi Lux of Aloha, Oregon. "Other than getting nailed by a prototype car early in the race, it was smooth sailing for the whole race. It's a real tribute to the G&W team. We owe a lot to them. They've taken the three of us rookies, taught us a lot, showed us the ropes, and look at the result. I don't think we could have taken this package to any other team and gotten the same result. It's hard to describe the whole thing in one word: awesome, incredible, relieved. I'm really happy." Lux, who qualified in 14th position in the GT class, 37th overall, drove her first stint for one hour and twenty minutes, until 1:50 p.m., lap 44, pitting during a caution. She was hit in the bumper on lap nine by a prototype car and spun, then was hit again by another GT car. It caused some right rear body damage to the car, but not major damage. Lux's second stint was from lap 148 to 199 (4:41 p.m. until 6:19 p.m.), bringing the car up to 20th position overall, eighth in class. She also drove the final stint, from 9:12 p.m., while in 21st overall and seventh in class, until race end at 9:50 p.m., finishing sixth in class, 20th overall. Divina Galica drove the second stint, from 1:50 p.m. until 3:29 p.m. Lux turned over the car in the 24th position on lap 100 to Galica. Her second stint ran from 6:19 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., lap 199 to 253, with the Porsche in 20th position overall, eighth in class. "I am so happy I could burst," said Galica, a Brit living in Sebring, Fla. and Lakeville, Conn. "There's no better feeling than driving well. I'm so thankful we finished, and to finish in the top six, which was one of our ultimate goals, is incredible. I left my lucky 13 at home, so this proves I don't need it anymore." Belinda Endress drove the third rotation, taking over on lap 148 while in 22nd position overall, eighth in class. Her second stint ran from lap 253 at 7:45 p.m. until lap 310 at 9:12 p.m. "I really feel good we brought the car home in one piece," said Endress, of Newbury Park, Calif. "Nothing got too unruly out there. Cole (Scrogham, team manager) was great. He spotted traffic for us and really helped us along. It was a good race." Lux turned the fastest time on lap eight with a 1:29.760. No future plans have been formulated for the popular trio of women racers who caused a buzz all weekend at the North Georgia circuit. They all hope their Petit Le Mans results and performance will help show the racing world that they are ready to race with the boys in Professional Sports Car Racing and the American Le Mans Series. Watch for the names Cindi Lux, Divina Galica and Belinda Endress at sports car races in the near future.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Belinda Endress , Cindi Lux , Divina Galica