Cindi Lux to Challenge for SCCA Triple Crown at Topeka Runoffs Fourth Divisional Championship, June Sprints Victory and National Title Would Make History ALOHA, Ore., September 6, 2006 -- Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) has broken records and made ...
Cindi Lux to Challenge for SCCA Triple Crown at Topeka Runoffs
Fourth Divisional Championship, June Sprints Victory and National Title Would Make History
ALOHA, Ore., September 6, 2006 -- Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) has broken records and made history before but never to the magnitude that she can in 2006. Lux won her fourth Northern Pacific (NorPac) Division Championship this year in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Touring One (T1) class. While an impressive and difficult achievement, it pales when compared to what it has given her the potential to do. When the championship is combined with a victory at this year's June Sprints at Road America, her second in three years, she has two jewels in the SCCA's prestigious Triple Crown. The third prong, a victory at the National Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka (HPT), October 5-15, would make history for the driver of the No. 78 KUMHO Tires/Dodge Motorsports/SRT/ Nike/MOMO USA/Forgeline Viper. If Lux was able to win the Triple Crown she would join an elite group of drivers to capture SCCA Club Racing's premier events. Of the nine drivers that have won the Triple Crown since its inception in 2001, none have come from the ultra-competitive T1 class. A victory would also add to Lux's long list of first for women in motorsports. She would become the first female driver to win the Triple Crown not only in the T1 class but in the history of the SCCA.
"I really don't think too much about stuff like that," said Lux. "The team has worked so hard this year the results just show their efforts. I am just the lucky nut that gets behind the wheel of an awesome race car and pedals it around some of the best race tracks in the country. If all the stars align correctly and we don't get taken out by an overzealous competitor, it just might happen. The quality field of drivers at this year's Runoffs is pretty impressive and one of them happens to be my teammate, Scotty B. White who sat on the pole last year. This T1 class has been so dominated by GM for the past five-straight years that it sure would be sweet to bring this title home for Dodge and KUMHO. Granted, I would love to win this thing but, if for some reason I can't, my bet will be on Scotty."
Lux, who made history in 1999 by winning the inaugural American Le Mans Series' Women's Global GT Series, grabbed her fourth consecutive NorPac title as a result of six victories, seven pole positions and four track records over the span of 11 races. It was her second championship in the Dodge Viper SRT10. In her 2006 performance, Lux out-paced even her previous substantial successes. In fact, it would take both the 2004 and '05 seasons to match the success of 2006. In 2004, Lux had earned four wins and one pole position. She bettered that in '05 with two victories and three poles. Teammate Scotty B. White (Puyallup, Wash.) added to the impressive total for NayKid Racing's 2006 effort with five victories, five poles and four track records.
Lux has reason to look forward to the Runoffs and the potential groundbreaking award. Last season, she qualified fourth and narrowly lost out the position to finish fifth in the closest battle on the track for the invitation-only National Championship. White was also strong earning the pole position, with a track record, and finishing second.