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PUYALLUP, Wash. -- May 20, 2003 -- NayKid Racing drivers Cindi Lux and team owner/driver Scotty B. White overcame the torrential downpour that fell this past Saturday at Portland International Raceway to finish one-two at Lux's home track in ...

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- May 20, 2003 -- NayKid Racing drivers Cindi Lux and team owner/driver Scotty B. White overcame the torrential downpour that fell this past Saturday at Portland International Raceway to finish one-two at Lux's home track in Portland, Ore. The Saturday race marked the season opener for the SCCA Norpac Division.

Lux qualified on the pole but due to a last moment agonizing decision by White and Lux to run a dry setup, the duo was forced to start at the back. To add insult to injury, the skies proceeded to open up to a Pacific Northwest spring downpour on the pace lap. Despite starting at the back, both Lux and White were able to gain momentum, passing 15 cars in the rain by the first turn. They ran nose to tail cutting through the heavy traffic. At the checkered flag, White finished first and Lux second. The No. 78 and No. 3 Kumho Tire/Redline Oil/Kodiak Racing Wheel Z06 Corvettes sponsored by Suburban Chevrolet proved that they handle exceptionally well in the rain.

"Scotty and I were just cruising through the traffic when I just got too greedy and got on the gas a little too much and ended up on the mud. I felt like I was driving a swamp buggy. I have never seen PIR that rain soaked in the runoff areas. The car was exceptionally good in the rain and I am just happy we finished! It was fun to start in the back with Scotty because we're a team and it makes for some good hard racing even when you can't see! I enjoy racing not just motoring around the track," Lux said.

"It was a hoot to start in back with Cindi. We had some troubles with the mud and rain and I felt awful for Cindi but these ol' hot rods rocked even with dry setups!. This No. 3 can still hunt; this is the fifth season on this ol' hot rod Corvette and it just keeps on rockin," team owner and driver White said.

Based in Puyallup, Wash., NayKid Racing was formed in 1999 by team owner and driver Scotty B. White. White is involved in the growth and administrative functions of the team.

NayKid Racing will next compete at White's home track in Seattle next weekend on May 23-25 at the SCCA Double National races.

To learn more about NayKid Racing and Cindi Lux visit, www.NayKidracing.com and www.CindiLux.com.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Scotty B. White , Cindi Lux