Laguna Beach, California — This weekend, the Pirelli World Challenge travels north to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly known as Mosport), just north of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, for Rounds 8 and 9.
This 10-turn, 2.458-permanent road course is a source of positive results to Michael Lewis, who first competed on this track in 2009, when he clinched the Formula BMW Americas Rookie Driver Championship. Michael raced at this historic course last year for the second time in his career while driving for Bob Faieta’s Competition Motorsports team in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
Michael and the No. 41 EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R are part of a 28-car field entered in the GT and GTA classes of the Pirelli World Challenge for the May 15–17, Victoria Day SpeedFest weekend.
“Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is a very historic North American track with quite a lot of elevation and fast corners,” described Michael Lewis. “There aren’t too many hard braking zones, and it is important, as always, to get into a rhythm. But especially here a rhythm is necessary because the lap times are pretty fast. Key corners will be the Moss Corner complex, which leads down the fast back straight into the very quick Turn 8, so you want to get a good exit to carry the speed all the way down the long straight. The EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R has been an amazing car to drive this season, and I must thank my team for their guidance, support, and for preparing fast cars during each event. We look to have some fun this weekend!”
The weekend’s schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15
Practice: 9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. EDT
Qualifying: 3:05 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. EDT
Saturday, May 16
Race #1: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Sunday, May 17
Autograph Session: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Race #2: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Live streaming of the races will be available at www.world-challengetv.com. Races are scheduled to air on CBS Sports Network, Sunday, May 24, at 5 p.m. EDT.
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