Dodge Motorsports and NayKid Racing Announce 2005 Viper T1
Dodge Motorsports and NayKid Racing Announce 2005 Viper T1 Program
PUYALLUP, WASH., February 16, 2005 - Dodge Motorsports and NayKid Racing
are proud to announce that the multi-division Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) champions will make a momentous move and campaign two Dodge Viper
SRT-10s in the 2005 SCCA T1 class. NayKid Racing owner Scotty B. White
(Puyallup, Wash.) and Managing Director Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) will be
the first drivers to pilot the V10-powered American supercar since 2002.
The announcement is less a launch and more of a reunion for both sides.
White earned an SCCA Solo title in a Dodge Viper and Lux started her
immensely successful career racing a Dodge against now Dodge Motorsports
Director, John Fernandez in the late 1980s.
Following a dominating season in-which the team won every regular season
race on the way to two divisional titles, team principals Lux and White
began an exhaustive search to create an even stronger program in 2005.
An agreement between Dodge Motorsports, Mopar Performance Parts, Dodge's
SRT Division and NayKid was reached making the first two-car punch for
Dodge in the T1 class. Longtime team sponsor KUMHO Tire will return in
'05 with a Dodge Viper version of their very successful V710 tire.
The American Le Mans Series' inaugural Women's Global GT Series
champion, Lux will pilot the No. 78 KUMHO Tire/ Mopar Performance Parts/
Dodge Motorsports NayKid Racing Dodge Viper SRT-10. Lux, who became only
the second woman to win the prestigious SCCA June Sprints at Road
America last season, will challenge for her third-straight NorPac
Divisional T1 Championship as well as pursue the unprecedented SCCA
Triple Crown (wins at both the June Sprints and Runoffs matched to a
Divisional title) in '05.
White, a six-time SCCA T1 division champion, including the 2004 Rocky
Mountain Divisional T1 titleholder, will wheel the No. 3. KUMHO Tire/
Mopar Performance Parts/ Dodge Motorsports NayKid Racing Dodge Viper
SRT-10. In 2004, he had a nearly undefeatable season winning 10 poles,
seven wins and three track records in 11 races. Only Lux could challenge
her teammate as the two swapped first and second-places not only race
after race but lap after lap.
While primary support for the 2005 Viper program will come through KUMHO
Tires, Dodge Motorsports, Mopar Performance Parts and the SRT Division
of Dodge, further support will come from new partners Forgeline Wheels
and Moton Shocks along with longtime partners RedLine Oil, CORSA
Exhaust, Nike Racing and UPR Racing.
NayKid Racing was formed to be a championship-winning effort. 2004
titles include Lux's Northern Pacific and White's Rocky Mountain T1
Championships. Lux had also won the Northern Pacific title and Oregon
SCCA National Driver of the Year in 2003 while White won the Southern
Pacific title. Since its creation, NayKid has earned eight SCCA Division
T1 championships, as well as five SCCA Pro Solo and eight Solo II
titles. With a focus on winning, NayKid Racing balances the intense
workload of racing with a lighthearted attitude that encourages fun at
John Fernandez, Director of Dodge Motorsports: "It has been one of our
main goals to position the Dodge Viper SRT-10 with a highly professional
and successful organization in the SCCA T1 class. We are very pleased to
announce that we have done just that by entering into this program with
NayKid Racing. Scotty B. White and Cindi Lux have each proven themselves
on the track as competitors. They have also proven, through the team
they have created together at NayKid Racing, to be able to spearhead a
race and development program that will show results. The T1 class will
place the Viper SRT-10 against many of the same cars that it competes
with in the showroom. We feel that this is the perfect environment and
the perfect team to display the strength of the Viper SRT-10, in nearly
street-legal form, against all challengers."
Rudy Consolacion, KUMHO Tire motorsports manager: "We've worked with
NayKid Racing for eight years. We have enjoyed great success with
Scotty, Cindi and the rest of the NayKid gang in SCCA Club Racing and
SOLO II competition. We expect that success to continue during the next
two years. We're looking forward to the added excitement and exposure
that NayKid will provide KUMHO because of the Vipers they'll be racing.
Like KUMHO, Dodge has shown a strong commitment to the SCCA, and we're
happy to see Dodge join the NayKid Racing team."
Cindi Lux: "This change of manufacturers will come as quite of a shock
for a lot of people. But it's absolutely the best decision for NayKid
Racing. We are not in this sport for the short term. Both Scotty and I
have a long term goals and this fits perfectly into our plans. Everybody
on the team is so fired up to help Dodge get the Viper back into T1
racing and it's going to be one wild ride. I wouldn't miss for the
world! Needless to say, there is a tremendous amount of work to do this
year but I guarantee you there will be a lot of laughs a long the way."
Scotty B. White: "This deal looks so right for NayKid Racing to hook up
with Dodge and race Vipers on KUMHO Tires. The Viper SRT-10 has really
pulled it all together. It has the sophistication of a world class
sports car without losing a step from its gnarly 'in your face'
beginnings. It's a no apologies, take no prisoners ass kickin' hot rod!
Just like the KUMHO V710 tire and NayKid Racing, no apologies
To learn more about NayKid Racing, please visit www.NayKidRacing.com.
For more on Cindi Lux please see www.CindiLux.com.