Laguna Beach race car driver Michael Lewis wins in Ohio

Professional race car driver and Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis won his first International Motor Sports Assn. Michelin Pilot Challenge Series race of the season.

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Lewis crossed the finish line first on May 4 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, capping a two-hour race with a first-place finish along with co-driver Mark Wilkins. Lewis, 28, racing for Bryan Herta Autosport, drove the No. 98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car.

‘This win was amazing,’ Lewis said. ‘I was really happy with getting the car across the line in first place. Obviously, you have a team of people to prepare the car, but equally as important, I have a really great teammate and co-driver in Mark Wilkins. He drove the first half of the race really well, passing a bunch of people from sixth-place starting position.

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Hoosier Super Tour Concludes Weekend In Virginia

ALTON, Va. ‘ The Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour saw more than 500 competitors descend on Virginia Int’l Raceway this weekend for top-level competition and to prepare for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs in October.

The Super Tour event ‘ hosted by SCCA’s North Carolina Region on the 18-turn, 3.27-mile road course ‘ didn’t disappoint Sunday, as several close races developed throughout 28-car classes competing across nine race groups in 35-minute events.

The F Production race Saturday was thrilling, indeed. That excitement started right back up again Sunday morning as Charlie Campbell’s Mazda Miata put a solid gap back to the rest of the field.

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Date: 2019-04-15T00:00:15+00:00
Author: SPEED SPORT Staff
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Classical gas meets rock ‘n roll on the Amelia Island Concours lawn – The Florida Times

But prolific author Clive Cussler, an avid car collector whose collectible classics graced many of his book’s back covers, said one of his bucket-list items was to see the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. So there he was, a man with his own car museum in Colorado, watching the classics and racers gleam in the sun, then parade by the judge’s stand for awards at Sunday’s 24th iteration of Northeast Florida’s grand automotive event.

Cussler said he became a car guy when he bought an early 1900s classic for $13 after World War II. Fans of his Dirk Pitt novels remember his own classics showing up as plot devices, Cussler joking that he’d ‘usually blow them up or something’ before he talked about why he came to The Amelia.

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An Interview With Sir Jackie Stewart: The Legend Opens Up

In 1973, Sir Jackie was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year,” edging out both O.J. Simpson and the Triple Crown-winning Secretariat. As a commentator on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Jackie added color to everything from motor racing to figure skating, covering the 1976 winter and summer Olympics and the Indy 500. As a Formula One team owner in the 1990s, he and his son Paul assembled the F1 team that would later become Red Bull Racing.’

Publisher: The Drive
Author: Mike Spinelli
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