Reflections on the 2014 Racing Year

2014 was a solid year in racing. OK, that may not sound like the usual superlative we use at Lux Performance, but this was almost exactly the year we planned. While no championship was stamped in the record books this past year, it still was a rip-roaring season. Our team managed to run 19 race events with cars ranging from a Viper, Porsche, BMW, Mustang, BMW and even a Spec Miata. That’s what I’d call a well-rounded year!

After 2013 when I didn’t get to drive nearly enough, I managed to take off my coaching hat and put on my helmet to wheel-around the track a fair amount this year. However, my work as Director of Ford Racing School at Miller Motorsports Park consumes the majority of my time and its hard to find the free time to throw on my driver’s suit to go out and play in the best sand box in the world…. a race track. But, I still tried to make it more of a priority in the year that just came to an end.

I also had the honor to be working again with Steve Streimer. This was our sixth year together and he continues to grow as a driver and he has also become a great friend. He kicked some butt in his Lux Performance-readied Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in Pirelli GT3 Cup Series. He was also the Rose Cup winner here in Portland, which, as everyone knows, is a HUGE deal and is so meaningful for us. I am proud to have him under our tent and representing our colors. Which brings us to 2015… well, maybe not just yet. But, be aware, we have some really cool stuff coming up that we are excited to share just as soon as we can.

It’s always cool to look back at the past year but with a lot of new positive things about to happen in the 2015 season, I don’t want to dwell too long on it! We raise a toast to 2014 but simultaneously begin the relentless pursuit to hog-tie 2015! A new chapter begins! Can’t wait to relish in the new year!