Homestead, Florida, April 8, 2015 – Anyone that knows Cindi Lux knows that it would be easier to stop a Dodge Viper ACR-X with a pretty smile than it would be to keep the 12-time road racing champion out of a racecar. However, this morning, the Aloha, Oregon-based professional race driver is being forced to announce her withdrawal from Sunday’s 100-mile Trans Am Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). Lux was scheduled to debut the black No. 45 Lux Performance Group Dodge Viper ACR-X in the race but a knee injury sustained late last month manifested itself on Monday requiring emergency medical attention and forcing Lux to forgo the trip east as well as her series and track debut this weekend.
The extent of and strategy to repair Lux’s injury is still being assessed. However, doctors warned any use of the injured knee would lead to further aggravation and an even more elongated recovery period. Therefore, Lux will begin an intense physical rehabilitation program, which it is hoped will shorten her time out of the car significantly. But surgery is still an option being considered. The change of plans will in no way impact team driver Steve Streimer’s participation in the race driving the No. 42 Lux Performance Group Viper ACR-X.
More details of Lux’s progress as well as plans for her return to the cockpit will be announced as information becomes available.
Cindi Lux: “I am just heartbroken! My disappointment is beyond description. We had been targeting this weekend for more than six months. Everyone in the Lux Performance Group was ready to race. Unfortunately, my knee decided to alter our plans some. I know the team’s on-track performance is in good hands with Steve (Streimer) and the crew is the best in the paddock. I’ll be rooting for the Lux Performance guys to go out and kick butt down in Homestead while I am back here sitting on mine in Oregon! I’ll be back soon, I can promise you that!”