MONTEREY, Calif., October 23, 2007 – NayKid Racing used the season-ending SPEED World Challenge GT race to give notice that the Dodge Viper Competition Coupes from the Northwest were again a force to be reckoned with. The driving pair of Cindi Lux (Aloha, Ore.) and Scotty B. White (Lake Tapps, Wash.) scored their highest finishes of the season on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. White recorded his season-high finish with an eighth-place finish in the No. 3 Corsa Performance/Forgeline Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe after an exciting battle around the Monterey, Calif. track. It was the highest finish of the year for NayKid Racing. Lux would match her previous best result by finishing an impressive 11th in the No. 2 Dodge/Mintex Brakes/MOMO Dodge Viper Competition Coupe despite gearbox problems throughout the weekend. The Laguna Seca round also earned Lux her second Piloti Rookie of the Race- awarded to the highest finish rookie driver- of the season; the first coming at Salt Lake City.
White, who has fought bad luck and bad weather in the past two events, was able to leap from a best, season finish of 13th to eighth with the weekend’s performance. White started 13th and showed his strength from the drop of the green flag until his progress was slowed by a Corvette. While the Viper Comp. Coupe closed on the slower V8-powered machine through the turns, the heavily rules-restricted Viper could not power past on the straights. White’s constant bombardment eventually moved the white, orange and blue Viper through. White went on a tear to catch the leaders but, while he would cut into the difference, he was unable to completely catch the leading pack in the limited time left. The result gives the Washington-resident his seventh career World Challenge top-10, his first since 2001. The four-time SCCA Club Racing T1 champion has one World Challenge victory (Molson Indy, 1999) to his credit.
Scotty B. White, Driver, No. 3:“What a swell way to end our season. I really felt we had been starting to find the speed with these awesome Dodge Vipers beginning with Mosport but the weather kept dealing us a bad hand. We weren’t able to showcase what this team has been able to accomplish. I feel terrible for Cindi since she was having gearbox troubles; otherwise I know she would have been right there in the mix with me. I am kind of bummed I got held up for so long by the Corvette that was so stinking fast down the straight the pack of Caddis and other Vipers got away from me. All in all a really fun race and a great accomplishment for the team. I am so proud of these guys and how hard they worked to get this number 3 hot rod back on track after the Atlanta crash!”