RACE: NayKid Racing announces new partner

NayKid Racing Announces Lux Performance Group To Oversee R&D Of Viper Program PUYALLUP, WASH., March 23, 2005 -- Scotty B. White of NayKid Racing announced today that Lux Performance Group, LLC would assist more in the research, development ...

NayKid Racing Announces Lux Performance Group To Oversee R&D Of Viper Program

PUYALLUP, WASH., March 23, 2005 -- Scotty B. White of NayKid Racing announced today that Lux Performance Group, LLC would assist more in the research, development and engineering branch of the race team for 2005 and beyond.

Due to the highly competitive nature of motorsports, NayKid Racing saw the opportunity to gain an advantage by increasing the team's involvement with Lux Performance Group, LLC owners Fred and Cindi Lux. Due to the recent tremendous growth of NayKid Racing, the engineering and R&D experience of Lux Performance will prove a vital link to the team's future growth. Fred Lux is considered one of racing's most revered mechanical minds and will assist with the R&D program for NayKid as they debut their Dodge Viper SRT-10s in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) T1 class this season.

Fred Lux assisted in the preparation and engineering of NayKid Racing's entries for the past two seasons. Lux Performance's increased role within the team will move the organization towards a more full service "shop" for internal efforts as well as NayKid's growing list of customer efforts. The move also allows White, recognized for his ability to setup racecars, to focus more on that aspect of NayKid Racing as well as driving.

White will pilot the No. 3 KUMHO Tire/ Mopar Performance Parts/ Dodge Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT-10 while Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) will wheel the matching No. 78 in 13 races around the country. Lux led the team to its first win with the Viper on a double race weekend at Thunderhill Raceway in California on March 19 - 20. White took the second NayKid Viper victory in race-two. The two drivers also split the pole positions for the weekend.

Fred Lux and the entire NayKid Racing crew will have their work cut-out for them to better the results the team has obtained in recent years. During the 12 race 2004 season, NayKid won 11 times and, across three entries, never suffered a single mechanical failure that sidelined the cars for any part of a practice, qualifying or race session. In large part because of that success, the Oregon Region of the SCCA presented Fred Lux the inaugural "Oregon Region Crew Chief Award" in December.

From 1986-'92, Fred Lux headed the Mitsubishi factory efforts in multiple, professional road racing street-stock series, winning several championships. Mitsubishi also called on their North American expert to oversee victories at Baja and in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Beyond motorsports, Fred Lux, who is considered not only a mechanical but electronics genius, has worked with Boyd Coddington create special project cars for Mitsubishi. He also owns II-Tracker, a robotics company that designs, develops and builds unmanned robots for military and police use.

Quotes:

Fred Lux: "I just enjoy building and developing race cars. Scotty and Cindi do all the business stuff together which I don't care for. That is why this arrangement works so well for everybody. I was pleased with the initial performance of the Vipers at Thunderhill. The SCCA is considering a few rule changes that will help us as well. There are a lot of challenges in this project and that is what I am most excited about."

Scotty B. White: "It only makes sense. Fred is the nuts and bolts of our success here and he makes the drivers' jobs look easy. I'm glad we finally dragged him into the limelight. This is a great step forward for everyone."

To learn more about NayKid Racing, please visit www.NayKidRacing.com. For more on Lux Performance Group, LLC please see www.CindiLux.com.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Scotty B. White , Cindi Lux