Michael Lewis Prepares To ‘Roar By The Shore’

Laguna Beach, California — After clinching consecutive wins on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) last month, Southern California native Michael Lewis returns to the Southland searching for another win.

After winning Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge in St. Petersburg, Florida, Michael Lewis and the EFFORT Racing Team carry that momentum into Long Beach this weekend for Round 5.

After winning Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge in St. Petersburg, Florida, Michael Lewis and the EFFORT Racing Team carry that momentum into Long Beach this weekend for Round 5.

Propelled by excitement generated from his hometown crowd at last year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Michael won PWC’s GTA category, a feat he hopes to repeat, but this time in the GT class while driving the No. 41 EFFORT Racing / Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R. The famed 11-turn Long Beach street circuit will play host to Round 5 of the PWC, which will be on the same event weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Southern California native Michael Lewis will compete in front of his hometown crowd this weekend at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Southern California native Michael Lewis will compete in front of his hometown crowd this weekend at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Just last week on April 5, Michael partnered with Circle Porsche Long Beach, Competition Motorsports, and the PWC for the annual media day event to promote the race. Michael gave several members of the media rides on the 1.968-mile temporary circuit in downtown Long Beach.

Following is the event schedule for the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times Pacific Daylight Time):

Friday, April 15
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Practice

The week prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, on April 5, Michael Lewis partnered with Circle Porsche Long Beach, Competition Motorsports, and the Pirelli World Challenge to take part in the annual Media Day event. Here is Michael in the No. 41 Circle Porsche, Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car, providing two-seater rides to the press and fans in attendance. (Photo Credit: Fabian Lagunas)

The week prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, on April 5, Michael Lewis partnered with Circle Porsche Long Beach, Competition Motorsports, and the Pirelli World Challenge to take part in the annual Media Day event. Here is Michael in the No. 41 Circle Porsche, Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car, providing two-seater rides to the press and fans in attendance. (Photo Credit: Fabian Lagunas)

Saturday, April 16
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Qualifying

Sunday, April 17
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Round 5

Although Sunday’s race begins at 10 a.m. PDT, it is schedule to air on CBS Sports Network that day at 11:00 a.m PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, but verify local listings. Live timing and scoring will be available at worldchallenge.growsites.net.

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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