BRAINERD, Minn. (July 5, 2015) - PROVISIONAL - Cindi Lux, in the No. 45 Lux Performance Dodge Viper, and Jason Fichter, in the No. 79 Turn 7 Motor Sports Chevrolet Camaro, both captured their first Trans Am victories in the International Group and American Muscle Group, respectively.
For Lux the race marked a flag to flag victory as she battled both teammate Steve Stremier, driver of the No. 42 Lux Performance Dodge Viper, and the slippery Brainerd surface in pursuit of her first Trans Am finish and victory.
“BIR absolutely lived up to its reputation as a survivor’s course,” said Lux. “It’s a race, but it’s also a war. It’s not about the war between us; it’s the war with the course and the clock. That’s the cool thing about the race; there’s so much to manage. We carry the most weight in the class, so we really have to focus on not overdriving the car. The guys set up the cars so that it’s easy for anyone to drive them; I’m just the lucky gal who gets behind the wheel. I’ve got a lot to learn from the Series, this being my first finish.”
Streimer would outlast Jerry Greene, driver of the No. 93 Temp Air Porsche 996 GT3, for second place, his second podium on the year, while Greene’s third place finish marked his fourth podium finish and moved the veteran up to third in the TA3 International Championship points.