MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB'S LUX TAKES 5TH IN PETIT LE MANS -- Racer has strong debut drive in legendary race -- MONTICELLO, NY (October 4, 2010) - Monticello Motor Club, an automotive country club and lifestyle resort located 90 minutes from ...
MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB'S LUX TAKES 5TH IN PETIT LE MANS
-- Racer has strong debut drive in legendary race --
MONTICELLO, NY (October 4, 2010) - Monticello Motor Club, an automotive country club and lifestyle resort located 90 minutes from Manhattan, had a good showing in the Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda2 with Club sponsored racer Eric Lux finishing fifth in class.
Lux, 22 of Williamsville, NY and teammates Frankie Montecalvo, 19 of Highlands, NJ, and 27-year-old Alex Figge of Denver finished fifth in the Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC) class in Saturday's race at Road Atlanta, completing 307 laps in the 1,000-mile/9-hour-and-10-minute race. That was just four laps shy of the number of laps that would have made the podium. The strong finish was all the more impressive considering the team had to battle back from a heavy crash that forced # 36 Oreca to spend more than an hour behind the wall to make repairs.
When the car returned to the track, Lux took his turn behind the wheel, driving for a full three and one half hours. Eric was not content to just turn laps though. He set the car's fastest race lap during his stint when he turned a 1:17.582 on lap 136 helping the team secure a well-deserved top five finish.
Eric Lux spoke after the race: "The team really worked hard and all the drivers did a great job. We fought back, and no one on the team gave up. The way the strategy worked out I ended up running a three-and-a-half-hour stint. The cars setup was spot on and it was a pleasure to drive! I have to thank the team, Monticello Motor Club and the other sponsors: G-Oil, Bayshore Recycling and the Zais Group."