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Name: Michael James Lewis
FIA License Rating: Silver
Occupation: Race Car Driver
Nationality: American
Date and Place of Birth: December 24, 1990 in Laguna Beach, California USA
College: Graduated From California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors Degree in American Studies
Languages: English & Italian
Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
Height: 6 ft. 0 in. / 183 cm
Standard Weight: 145 lb / 66 kg
Driving Weight: 154 lb / 70 kg
Sex: Male
Website: www.mjlracing.com


Racing Career at a Glance:

2017: Pirelli World Challenge, SprintX Pro-Am GT Class, with K-PAX Racing using a McLaren 650S GT3 Race Car

2016: Pirelli World Challenge, GT Class, with EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian and Calvert Dynamics/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R

For the 2016 season, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) granted Michael with the status: “Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver.”

Race 1-2 Qualified P7 / Finished P7
Race 3-4 St. Petersburg, Florida: Qualified P1 / Finished P1 (Fastest Porsche Driver)
Race 5 Long Beach, California: Qualified P6 / Finished P6
Race 6-7 Barber, Alabama: Qualified P3 / Finished P5 (Fastest Porsche Driver)
Race 12-13 Road America, Wisconsin: Qualified P11 / Finished P10
Race 14-15 Mid Ohio: Qualified P6 / Finished P6 (Fastest Porsche Driver)
Race 16-17 Miller Motorsports Park, Utah: Qualified P1 / Finished P4
Race 18-19 Sonoma, California: Qualified P6 / Finished P5 (Fastest Porsche Driver)
Race 20 Laguna Seca, California: Qualified 13 / Finished P11

*Participated in 2 out of 3 Sprint X Pirelli World Challenge races as well: Michael won two out of the six total races (only entering in four of the six races), with 2 pole positions and 3 fastest laps as well. Michael was always the fastest Porsche driver in Sprint X.

2015: Pirelli World Challenge, GT Class, with EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R

Michael officially turned “Pro” status at the Round 4 Barber Motorsport Park event. For the 2015 season, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) granted Michael with the status: “Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver.” Results below are for the overall finishing position.

Race 1-2 Circuit of The Americas, Texas: Qualified P12 / Finished P5

Race 3-4 St. Petersburg, Florida: Qualified P15 / Finished P12

Race 5 Long Beach, California: Qualified P6 / Finished P4

Race 6-7 Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama: Qualified P3 / Finished P6

Race 8-9 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada: Qualified P9 / Finished P8

Race 10-11 Detroit, Michigan: Qualified P6 / Finished P7

Race 12-13 Road America, Wisconsin: Qualified P9 / Finished P5

Race 14-15 Mid Ohio: Qualified P4 / Finished P5

Race 16-17 Miller Motorsports Park, Utah: Qualified P4 / Finished P5

Race 18-19 Sonoma, California: Qualified P3 / Finished P11

Race 20 Laguna Seca, California: Qualified P8 / Finished P5 / Championship Position P8 (Top Rookie Honors)

2014: USA IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Championship, Platinum Class

For the 2014 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, USA, Michael raced with a financial scholarship from IMSA, Yokohama Tire, and Porsche Motorsport North America. This scholarship was a result of his success at the exclusive Porsche Motorsport Young Driver Academy held at Barber Motorsports Park in November of 2013.

Race 1-2 Sebring, Florida: Qualified P8 / Finished P6 / Championship Position P7

Race 3-4 Laguna Seca, California: Qualified P1 / Finished P1 / Championship Position P2

Race 5-6 Lime Rock, Connecticut: Qualified P2 / Finished P3 / Championship Position P2

Race 7-8 Watkins Glen, New York: Qualified P3 / Finished P3 / Championship Position P3

Race 9-10 Mosport, Canada: Qualified P3 / Finished P4 / Championship Position P3

Race 11-12 Road America, Wisconsin: Qualified P1 / Finished P1 / Championship Position P3

* Participated in Oak Tree Grand Prix (GTD, GTLM). Finished P10 in GTD Class. Competed with GB Autosport as a substitute for their usual driver. Michael earned the ride and raced on merit.

Race 13-14 Circuit of The Americas: Qualified P1 / Finished P1 / Championship Position P3

Race 15-16 Road Atlanta: Qualified P2 / Finished P2 / Championship Position P3 (Crowned Rookie Champion)

2013: FIA European Formula 3 Championship – 8 Top 10 Finishes **while missing 2 complete championship race weekends, Monza & Brands Hatch** / P12 at Masters of Formula 3 Zandvoort Circuit Park / Supported by Mercedes-Benz HWA AG Junior Program in F3 / Invited to and completed the 2013 Porsche Young Driver Academy – 2 Day Porsche Motorsport GT3 test at Barber Motorsports Park **1 of only 4 drivers invited**

2012: Formula 3 Euro Series – 1 Victory, 7 Total Podiums, 6 Top 5 Qualifying starts, 14 Top Ten Finishes (not including Podiums), 2 Top Five Finishes (not including Podiums) – P8 in overall championship / FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Participant (2nd American ever to be selected for the academy) / Supported by Mercedes-Benz HWA AG Junior Program in F3

2011: Formula 3 Italia Championship – 1st Rookie & 2nd classified overall (3 Victories, 2 Pole Positions, 2 Fastest Laps, & 6 Total Podiums), Top 3 in Qualifying for nearly all races / Officially tested the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One F60 Chassis on 15.11.11 / Participated in 3 NASCAR Latemodel Stock Car Races in USA

2010: Formula BMW Europe Championship / Formula BMW Asia Championship – 6 Races (4 Podiums, Three 2nd classified & One 3rd classified) / Official FBMW Junior (which included factory BMW support) for the entire 2010 Season / Participated in 4 USAC Ford Focus Midget Races in USA (Numerous Main Event Wins, Heat Race Wins, & Pole Positions) / Participated in 2 NASCAR Latemodel Stock Car Races in USA

2009: Formula BMW Americas Championship – 1st Rookie & 4th classified (3 Podiums, One 2nd classified & Two 3rd classified) / Formula BMW Asia Championship – Two Races (1 Podium, 2nd classified) / Awarded FBMW Junior Status for the following season / Participated in 11 USAC Ford Focus Midget Races in USA (Numerous Main Event Wins, Heat Race Wins, & Pole Positions) / Participated in 12-Hour Endurance Touring Car Race in USA – BMW in GT4 class (Finished 2nd in class, P4 overall)

2005 – 2008: Domestic and International Kart Racing – Numerous Podiums & Top 5 Finishes in International Karting Events (Participated Internationally in Italian Open Masters, French Open, WSK Events, Rotax Events, & ROK Events) / In USA – 2008 IKF TAG Pro $2,000-to-win event at Cal Speed – 1st classified / In USA – 2008 IKF Region 7 TAG Championship – 1st classified in overall Championship (In USA – Many additional Karting Wins, Pole Positions, & Fastest laps throughout ’05 – ’08 seasons) / In 2008, Participated in 2 USAC Ford Focus Midget Races in USA

2003 – 2005: Pomona Valley 1/4 Midget Association Senior Honda Championship – 1st classified / Pomona Valley 1/4 Midget Association Light 160 Honda Championship – 1st classified (Many additional Quarter Midget Wins, Pole Positions, & Fastest laps throughout ’03 – ’05 seasons)