Cindi Lux, Team Naykid Racing make clean sweep at Sportscar Invitational. PORTLAND, Ore - June 17, 2002 - Sportscar champion Cindi Lux had a successful weekend behind the wheel of the McCormack Manufacturing Corvette. Lux placed second in the...
Cindi Lux, Team Naykid Racing make clean sweep at Sportscar Invitational.
PORTLAND, Ore - June 17, 2002 - Sportscar champion Cindi Lux had a successful weekend behind the wheel of the McCormack Manufacturing Corvette. Lux placed second in the GTS class and third overall at Saturday's Sportscar Invitational, a support race to the world-class G.I. Joe's 200 CART race at Portland International Raceway. Team owner and teammate Scotty B. White went head to head with Lux in his Kumho Tires/Redline Oil Z 06 World Challenge Corvette. White took the GTS class and overall victory.
Lux acquired the lead at the start of the race by out-braking and sliding by her teammate in a banzai move in the chicane. She continued to hold onto the overall lead for the following three laps. Lux was able to maintain third overall and second in GTS class through the checkered flag, despite some good old-fashioned door-rubbing racing.
"I can't thank Scotty enough for letting me drive his hotrod! The invitational race weekend was a blast," exclaimed Lux. "Anytime I can get out on the circuit, especially at my home track at PIR and in a Corvette, is a great day at the office."
"This was a storybook ending for Naykid Racing Team," said White. "A one-two finish for both cars is great and I always love racing with Cindi. I think people have realized that she can't be intimated, and she proved it at this race."
In the 12 years that she has been racing cars, Lux has driven in the American Le Mans Series with a top five 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.