AVONDALE, La. [October 11, 2015] – PROVISIONAL - While Ernie Francis, Jr., and the Breathless Racing team secured a podium sweep in the American Muscle Group, it was Steve Streimer, in the No. 42 Lux Performance Dodge Viper, who was victorious on the day— capturing his third win of the year.
Streimer began the day on pole, starting alongside Lux Performance teammate, Cindi Lux, driver of the No. 45 Lux Performance Dodge Viper. Early on, Lux snuck by Streimer and managed to keep a friendly distance between herself and her teammate, but unfortunately fell victim to mechanical issues on the 12th lap that ended her race. Streimer then assumed the lead and secured it for the remainder of the race.
“I’m really pleased with our finishes this year,” said Streimer. “I’m sorry to see my teammate not finish, she’s been my coach for years and she’s taught me a lot, but the important thing is we were there at the end. Today was really just about keeping my head up; I had a spotter telling me when the faster classes were crossing start-finish so I tried my best to pick the spots where they would pass me and go by.”
Streimer was joined on the podium by Carey Grant, in the No. 55 Courtyard Hotel by Marriott Porsche , making his first ever Trans Am podium appearance in the International Group or otherwise. John Gutleber, in the No. 89 Breathless Racing Chevrolet Corvette, finished third—his first podium appearance and fourth for the Breathless Racing team this weekend.
The race experienced three separate full course yellows and ended under yellow due to a grass fire with only two laps remaining. In total the field ran six of the 37 laps under a full course yellow.