NayKid Racing Bruised But Not Out After June Sprints ELKHART LAKE, Wisc., June 30, 2005 -- Sunday's June Sprints was no walk in the park for NayKid Racing. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) T1 class defending champions of the event would...
NayKid Racing Bruised But Not Out After June Sprints
ELKHART LAKE, Wisc., June 30, 2005 -- Sunday's June Sprints was no walk in the park for NayKid Racing. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) T1 class defending champions of the event would take one top-five finish and send two cars away on the flatbed tow truck. In 2004, Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) led teammate Scotty B. White (Puyallup, Wash.) to the checkered flag in a run-a-way NayKid Racing victory at the classic SCCA Club Racing event after White set a new track record and won the pole position.
2005 would be a far different matter. Lux out-qualified teammate Ryan Snodgrass (Kirkland, Wash.) and White with the No. 78 KUMHO Tire/ Forgeline Wheels/ CORSA Exhaust/ Nike Racing/ Moton Shocks Dodge Viper SRT10 and began to pull away at the green flag. Only seconds later Snodgrass got rear-ended into the concrete wall in Turn One. Lux, then in turn six, got pancaked into cement wall while trying to avoid a car reentering the track after it had lost control. Both were out of the race. White would continue on to finish fifth in T1 with his No. 3 KUMHO Tire/ Forgeline Wheels/ CORSA Exhaust/ Moton Shocks Dodge Viper SRT10. For Lux and Snodgrass it marked the first DNF (Did Not Finish) in over 50 races spanning the past two years in NayKid Racing machines.
Snodgrass sustained no serious injury in part due to the use of the HANS head and neck system. Lux, however, suffered two broken ribs on her left side and some pulled ligaments as a result of the hard impact with the retaining wall on the driver-side of her car. Both the No. 78 Dodge Viper SRT10 of Lux and the No. 75 KUMHO Tires/ Suburban Chevrolet Corvette of Snodgrass suffered serious damage in their separate impacts. The two NayKid entries were shipped to Michigan where they are currently undergoing extensive repairs to be ready for NayKid Racing's next scheduled event at Watkins Glen International on July 10th. Lux is continuing her rehabilitation in the Portland suburb of Aloha, Ore.
Developing the new KUMHO Tire/ Forgeline Wheels/ CORSA Exhaust/ Moton Shocks Dodge Viper SRT10s for competition in the T1 class continues to take time. However, a recent SCCA rules break gave the team out of the Northwest new hope to again win their divisions for the season. While the car was considerably more responsive to setup changes and is utilizing the strong KUMHO rubber more, it continues to suffer in straight-line speed due to a 40% air restrictor on the V10 powerplant. The lack of horsepower is especially important at tracks like Road America's 4.048-mile course. The Fred Lux-prepared cars will continue to be developed with an eye towards a return to NayKid Racing's traditional domination of the production car-based class in 2006.
Cindi Lux: "Meeting my teammate in the in field medical care center really isn't something I want to do again! It's either bitter or sweet for us at the June Sprints. What a ghastly weekend for the team. But one thing is for sure, the Viper SRT is one tough car! NayKid Racing is not used to results like this past weekend but we will be back stronger than ever. What this has done is get the entire team more fired up, if that possible, to get our Vipers to the front. Just got to keep digging and digging and digging until we get there. I know we will be back."
Scotty B. White: "What a brutal weekend for the NayKid Team. Showing up as defending champions and going home with a fifth, two banged-up cars and an injured driver is likely the lowest point ever for us. Between the 40% restrictor on the Vipers and the dumb-ass moves of two other drivers, we are left with a pretty poor result. I can tell you one thing though, this team is more determined than ever to overcome all this and return to our winning ways. The Dodge guys helped us all weekend to find speed and the KUMHO Tires had that Ecsta bite we need for the Vipers. Now we just need the SCCA to dump these restrictors so we can compete, we'll stop repainting the cars every weekend from all the hammering they are taking running in the back!"
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