Eric Lux is regarded as one of the most versatile and skilled young drivers and brings with him a wealth of experience in Karting, stock cars, prototypes and sportscars that belies his age.
The 25-year old joined Tom Kimber-Smith, Michael Marsal and Sean Rayhall in 8Star Motorsports’ LMPC ranks for the 62nd running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, having scaled the Sebring winners’ rostrum on two previous occasions.
Lux, from Williamsville, New York, demonstrated his natural aptitude for racing when he achieved two race wins and four podium finishes on his way to the 2011 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) LMPC title and the ‘Rookie of the Year’ crown, before finishing third in the headlining LMP1 category the following year.
For Lux, speed comes naturally, as his mother raced in the Firestone Firehawk sports car series when she was pregnant. He notably became the first 16-year-old to finish the classic Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the youngest winner in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series at the age of 17.