AUGUST 29, 2015
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. [August 29, 2015] – PROVISIONAL - In a race where competitors were faced with a variety of elements, including fog, mist and an already damp track, Steve Streimer emerged from the legendary Road America course with his car and victory intact from what can be labeled a survivors’ race, the Next Dimension 100.
The race was checkered under a full course yellow as officials determined that the session would not be able to restart in the allotted time due to cars stranded off course, mostly in the area of turn six where a multiple car collision occurred. Still, Steve Streimer, in the No. 42 Lux Performance Dodge Viper emerged from the incident in the TA3I class lead and subsequently led the class past the finish line for what was his second Trans Am Series victory.
Streimer, had taken a conservative approach to the race, starting in second position and falling back as far as fourth, before running third at the time of the final incident in turn six. With his teammate, Cindi Lux, boxed in, Streimer moved forward capturing the group lead and ensuing victory.
“It’s amazing to have this win,” said Streimer. “It was really hectic out there. The biggest thing was staying straight and staying on course. There in turn six, it was absolutely pandemonium. I got lucky and found a gap to find my way through and into the lead. I’ll take the win; in a way I’m sorry it ended up this way. My coach and teammate Cindi Lux probably deserved the win.”
Streimer was followed by Lux, in the No. 45 Lux Performance Dodge Viper, who captured second, creating the second one-two finish for the Oregon-based duo on the year. Current International Group points leader Lee Saunders, in the No. 84 Landsearch LLC Dodge Viper, completed the Viper podium sweep with a third place finish after leading the race early on.
How to watch:
The Next Dimension 100, Round 8 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship, will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. EDT.