McCormack Manufacturing sponsors local ace Cindi Lux for Rose Festival racing. PORTLAND, Ore - May 27, 2002 - Lake Oswego-based McCormack Manufacturing has come on board to sponsor Sportscar champion Cindi Lux in the 2002 Rose Cup Races, running...
McCormack Manufacturing sponsors local ace Cindi Lux for Rose Festival racing.
PORTLAND, Ore - May 27, 2002 - Lake Oswego-based McCormack Manufacturing has come on board to sponsor Sportscar champion Cindi Lux in the 2002 Rose Cup Races, running June 7 through 9 at Portland International Raceway (PIR).
"I am very excited to get back behind the wheel of a ground pounding V8," exclaimed Lux. "I think the racing will be very entertaining for the fans. When there is no points involved...watch out!"
The Rose Cup Races represent the largest amateur-racing weekend west of the Mississippi. This year's event has expanded its program by adding qualifying races for the Sports Car Invitational, a support race with a grid of up to 56 sports car entries that will take place June 14 during the world-class G.I. Joe's 200 CART race at PIR.
To qualify for an invitation to the Sports Car Invitational, drivers must place in the top seven positions within their class during Rose Cup weekend. Lux is hopeful her racing experience will help propel her into qualifying position in the T1 class. She also has a personal legacy to fulfill; her father, Dick Hahn, won the inaugural Rose Cup Race in 1961 with his Ferrari Testarossa and will be on hand to watch.
Lux will battle it out on the track in a Corvette owned by Scotty B. White of Team Naykid Racing (www.naykidracing.com). The car is being sponsored by McCormack Manufacturing, an innovator in the industrial refrigeration marketplace, which has provided products to the industry since 1962. This two-race program marks the first time that McCormack has ventured into road racing.
"We at McCormack Manufacturing are proud to sponsor such a successful driver in this exciting two-race event," said Mark Adams, President of McCormack Manufacturing. "We feel this relationship is a natural for us; our company leads the industry with quality and performance, two aspects that Ms. Lux embraces as well."
In the 12 years that she has been racing cars, Lux has driven in the American Le Mans Series with a top 5 finish in the Petit Le Mans Race in 2000; won the inaugural Women's Global GT Series Championship and seven other road racing championships; won the 1999 SCCA Oregon Region Pro-Driver of the Year; set track records at more than a half-dozen racetracks; and has twice won the legendary Nelson Ledges 24-hour Endurance Race in Ohio.