AUSTIN, Texas (5 October 2019) | It was a game of patience for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli drivers during Saturday’s multi-class TA/SGT/GT 100-mile feature at Circuit of The Americas.
The SGT class race was exciting. From the start, pole-starter Cindi Lux (No. 45 LuxPerformanceGrp/BlackRockCoffee / Dodge Viper), Ken Thwaits (No. 5 Wilwood Brakes/Franklin Road Apparel Audi R8) and Aaron Pierce (No. 26 Logical Systems Inc/Sam Pierce Chev Chevrolet Corvette) battled three-wide through turns and straightaways for multiple laps, until Pierce experienced mechanical issues and was forced to retire the race early. But, Adrian Wlostowski (No. 96 F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang) was there to take Pierce’s place, inserting himself into the mix.
Thwaits paid back Lux from qualifying using her drafting move to take first. He was able to hold on to claim his first win of the season and the Cool Shirt Cool Move of the Race Award. Lux took second and Wlostowski rounded out the SGT class podium in third.
Cindi Lux | "The personality of COTA has really changed. The bumps have gotten a lot more aggressive and harder on racecars. Fred had to really had to change our setup to not break the car into pieces! However, once we made some major changes, the car really responded well. It was an exciting race with Ken in the GT3 Audi and Aaron in his Corvette for the first 10 laps or so. The heat was insane. I didn’t have the guts to look at my Motec to see how hot the drivers compartment got! It was a nice way to end the season with a positive run."