Southern California Native Michael Lewis To Race At Famed Long Beach Grand Prix

Michael Lewis will compete in his second street circuit of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season as he and the EFFORT Racing team visit the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 17-19, 2015.

Michael Lewis will compete in his second street circuit of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season as he and the EFFORT Racing team visit the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 17-19, 2015.

Laguna Beach, California — After growing up watching the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for most of his life, Michael Lewis, now 24 years of age, will fulfill a Southern California racer’s dream and compete on the streets of Long Beach this weekend.

The 11-turn, 1.968-mile street circuit will play host to Round 5 of the Pirelli World Challenge, and its GT, GTA and GT Cup classes. In just his rookie season of the Pirelli World Challenge, Michael and the No. 41 EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R already lead the series’ points standings in the GTA class.

“It is going to be fun to represent both EFFORT Racing and my local race fans here in Long Beach, which is very close to the town of Laguna Beach, where I was born and raised,” explained Michael Lewis. “We look to improve on our results and keep our Porsche 911 GT3 R up front!”

Growing up in Southern California, Michael Lewis hopes for extensive support from friends and family who are attending the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. Fans in attendance can visit Michael on Saturday, April 18, for the Pirelli World Challenge autograph session from 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Growing up in Southern California, Michael Lewis hopes for extensive support from friends and family who are attending the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. Fans in attendance can visit Michael on Saturday, April 18, for the Pirelli World Challenge autograph session from 11:00-11:45 a.m.

This weekend’s event schedule will be:

Friday, April 17, 2015
Pirelli World Challenge Practice: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Pirelli World Challenge Qualifying: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pirelli World Challenge Autograph Session: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Pirelli World Challenge Race: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For those planning to attend the race, type in the following information in a GPS for directions:
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802.

For those unable to attend the race in person, it will be broadcast live at 4:30 p.m. PDT at www.world-challengetv.com. The race is scheduled to air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m. PDT/3:30 p.m. EDT.

Michael Lewis' rookie season in the Pirelli World Challenge is off to a momentous start as he leads the GTA class in the series after four rounds as a result of three wins and one second-place finish.

Michael Lewis’ rookie season in the Pirelli World Challenge is off to a momentous start as he leads the GTA class in the series after four rounds as a result of three wins and one second-place finish.

Follow EFFORT Racing’s social media channels for constant updates throughout the weekend:
EFFORT Racing Twitter: @EffortRacing
EFFORT Racing Instagram: @EffortRacing
EFFORT Racing Facebook Page: /EffortRacing

Follow Michael Lewis on social media at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mjlracing
Twitter: @MJLRacing_
Instagram: @MJLRacing

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