RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: NayKid Racying preview

The NayKid Truth PUYALLUP, Wash., September, 13, 2004 -- Racing, no matter if you're at Le Mans or making your first start in a SCCA autocross, is a tough business. The truth about racing is that it takes dedication, hard work and more than just...

The NayKid Truth

PUYALLUP, Wash., September, 13, 2004 -- Racing, no matter if you're at Le Mans or making your first start in a SCCA autocross, is a tough business. The truth about racing is that it takes dedication, hard work and more than just a little sacrifice while offering more disappointment than celebration in return. Few teams have come to the SCCA Runoffs at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a better understanding of all it takes to win at the National level than NayKid Racing of Puyallup, Wash. However, despite having earned eight SCCA division T1 titles, as well as five SCCA Pro Solo Championships and seven Solo II titles, the crown jewel, a win at the Runoffs, has eluded the team and its drivers.

The three KUMHO Tire/ Suburban Chevrolet/ CORSA Exhaust/ Redline Oil Corvette Z06s of Scotty B. White of Puyallup, Wash. (white, No. 3), Aloha, Oregon's Cindi Lux (red, No. 78) and Ryan Snodgrass of Kirkland, Wash. (black, No. 75) come to the Runoffs to try and put the final touches on a dominating season and return to the Northwest with the T1 National title in their grasp. What is being called NayKid's "2004 Destruction Tour" will make its final appearance next week having concluded a sweep of the 11 events run around the country. Lux and White have battled like dire enemies rather than the close friends and teammates that they are this season. During the year, NayKid Racing's KUMHO Tire-shod Corvettes have won every event entered, taken nine one-two finishes and swept the podium six-times. White walked away with the Rocky Mountain T1 divisional championship while Lux grabbed her second-straight Northern Pacific class title. In the process, the team obliterated six track records and White won the pole position for the June Sprints at Road America and Lux became only the second woman in the 49 year history of the June Sprints to win the event.

Entering the 2003 Runoffs, NayKid had 11 victories in 13 starts and was looking at a probable national title. However, an injury to Lux and a rare mechanical issue for White kept the team from victory lane once again. Since the disappointing checkered flag last year, NayKid has approached the 2004 Runoffs with laser precision.

While Snodgrass is a rookie at the Runoffs, White and Lux have each competed there several times. White was part of inaugural T1 class round in 1998 and has finished on the podium every year since. Despite being major contenders in motorsports, neither White nor Lux holds a SCCA National road racing title. Lux was the 1999 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Women's Global GT Series champion and will be going the prestigious SCCA Triple Crown in 2004 by attempting to add a Runoffs' title to her division title and June Sprints crown. White was the first driver to ever win a professional road racing event with the Chevrolet Corvette C5 (Vancouver, SCCA World Challenge, 1999). However, year in and year out, both have fallen just short of the most prestigious award in SCCA racing.

Now, NayKid comes to culmination of the year's effort. If hard work, determination and attention to detail again payoff, as they have all year, NayKid Racing will earn that first title with one of its triad of Corvettes. And that is the NayKid Truth.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Scotty B. White , Cindi Lux