Lux and NayKid aim for SPEED GT series
The Aloha driver and her team will take their best shot at new competition
Over the last several seasons, Aloha resident Cindi Lux and NayKid Racing have set the standard in the Sports Car Club of America Touring One class.
Now - after their Dodge Viper SRT10s have won multiple SCCA Club Racing Divisional titles, the prestigious June Sprints at Road America, sat on the pole position for the SCCA Runoffs - their combined success has encouraged Lux and teammate Scotty White to purchase two Dodge Viper Competition Coupes and enter a minimum of five races for the 2007 SPEED GT championship.
'Who wouldn't be excited to move into the World Challenge Series? Man, just look at all the diversity of drivers and manufactures in GT,' Lux said. 'It's time for a new challenge for me, Scotty and the entire team.'
The team will debut its Dodge Vipers in the internationally renowned Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 15. Lux will pilot the No. 2 Mintex Brakes/Red Line Oil Dodge
Viper Comp Coupe while White will be behind the wheel of the matching No. 3 Corsa Performance/Forgeline Dodge Viper Comp Coupe.
Following Long Beach, the team will enter the GT races at Miller Motorsports Park (May 17), Toronto, Canada (July 6), Mosport International Raceway (Aug. 24) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Nov. 19).
While other female drivers have competed in the Series, none enters it with the background of Lux. She has won 11 road racing championships, earned more than 75 victories, over 150 podium finishes and nearly 50 pole positions.
'This year is all about learning and getting seat time,' Lux added. 'Being a rookie in this series actually takes the pressure off. I am just going out there to have some fun and drive the wheels off that Viper. Even though we are learning the ropes, I'm not going to change my driving style. I am still all about winning these races.'