The weekend got off on a harsh note. With little on-track time scheduled for the TA3 machines, a newly paved “Glen” and unseasonably cold weather the challenge was tough enough for the pair of drivers and the Fred Lux-led squad. However, matters grew much worse when an electronics issue significantly cut the horsepower of the V10-engines beyond even the mandated restrictor prescribed by Trans Am.
After a poor qualifying effort of fifth and sixth, Cindi and Steve had their work cut out for them. Both Lux Performance drivers are well known for their racecraft and Streimer followed Cindi through the field with a focus on keeping their red and black American supercars clear of carnage. As competitors began to give-way, the Nos. 45 and 42 moved steadily up. Even as a heavy snow began to pound the windshields in the closing laps, the front-engine machines stayed a true course ultimately finishing second and third. The first race of the season and the first podium.
Fred Lux, Lux Performance Group Team Principal | “Never in our wildest dreams when we began the day, did I think we would end up with a double podium. It's a solid lesson of never giving up. No matter what the racing gods send your direction, just keep digging. Seriously, everything seemed to be thrown at us. The black cloud that was over us all weekend finally shifted away during the race. Cindi and Steve drove a smart race. Even though it wasn’t our best result on track, it was probably the most satisfying and rewarding.”