St. Petersburg Grand Prix Next Up For Michael Lewis

After earning a 7th-place finish in Round 1 of the Pirelli World Challenge, Michael Lewis will visit St. Petersburg, Florida, this weekend for the series' Rounds 3 and 4. Photos by Camden Thrasher.

After earning a 7th-place finish in Round 1 of the Pirelli World Challenge, Michael Lewis will visit St. Petersburg, Florida, this weekend for the series’ Rounds 3 and 4. Photos by Camden Thrasher.

Laguna Beach, California — Michael Lewis’ 2016 race season is in full swing as he heads to St. Petersburg, Florida, this weekend for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). This will be Michael’s second visit to the 14-turn, temporary, street circuit, and will mark the first of two street-course events for the year.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will share the event card with the Verizon IndyCar Series. PWC practice is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, with qualifying on Friday, followed by Round 3 on Saturday and Round 4 on Sunday.

Michael Lewis and EFFORT Racing have joined forces again in 2016. Michael is seen here with Paul Ashworth, car chief for the No. 41 EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Michael Lewis and EFFORT Racing have joined forces again in 2016. Michael is seen here with Paul Ashworth, car chief for the No. 41 EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R.

For those who will be able to attend the event, don’t miss the official PWC autograph session with Michael and the other drivers, which is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. In addition, EFFORT Racing will offer a “garage tour” at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday afternoon to fans who are present. Those who are unable to attend can stay up to date with Michael’s progress by viewing live timing and scoring at worldchallenge.growsites.net. Both races are scheduled to air live at world-challengetv.com. The races will also air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, March 20, at noon EDT / 9 a.m. PDT.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Schedule
(all times listed are Eastern Time)

St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to the first of two temporary street-course circuits for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge season and Michael Lewis.

St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to the first of two temporary street-course circuits for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge season and Michael Lewis.

Friday, March 11:
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. GT/GTA/GT Cup Qualifying

Saturday, March 12:
9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Race 1
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PWC Autograph Session

Sunday, March 13:
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Race 2

Follow Michael Lewis on social media at:
Facebook: /MJLRacing
Twitter: @MJLRacing_
Instagram: @MJLRacing

Follow EFFORT Racing on social media at:
Twitter: @EffortRacing
Instagram: @EffortRacing
Facebook: /EffortRacing

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