Born to Race

Daytona Prototype driver Shane Lewis has been racing since 1989.  He has won multiple races in Grand-Am, IMSA ,SCCA Pro Racing and has podium finishes, class victories and overall wins throughout the world.

Lewis has driven in twenty five 24-hour races including three 24 Hours of Le Mans , ten 24 Hours of Daytona, two 24 hours of Nurburgring and has two overall and one class-victory at the 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges.   He has raced in seven 12 Hours of Sebring, five Petit Le Mans, four One Lap of Americas and was the 1998 Professional Sports Car Racing Rising Star award winner.  He acted as lead test driver for Don Alexander's best selling book 'Performance Handling for the 90's'.  In addition to racing, Lewis offers private driving instruction and race coaching.

From Le Mans to Daytona

Lewis has successfully raced for Riley & Scott Europe, Pilbeam Racing America, Mosler Automotive, MCR, Saleen, Callaway, BMW, MINI, Honda and in Team Cascadia's LMP Lola. He is considered one of the sports' leading development and race drivers and is always a fan favorite.  He has competed in all major styles of cars currently running in  American sports car racing; Daytona Prototype, LMP1, LMP2, GT1, GT2 as well as SPEED World Challenge and Grand-Am Cup Grand Sport (GS) and Sport Touring (ST) classes.

His first experiences came in Formula Fords in California SCCA competition where he was double regional and Formula Ford Festival champion in the same year!  Since, Lewis has earned over 50 top-five finishes in major sports car racing in his career, over 30 total podiums and has won class and overall victories throughout the world.  He has won convincing victories driving GTP and stock car entries in HSR Racing, has one ARCA start, one Indy Pro Series start and drove the Otto Motorsports' Ford in qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup Watkins Glen event.

In 2003, Lewis led the LM GT class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari 360 GT.  He gave the team its first ALMS top-five finish and only once finished outside the top-ten of class.  Lewis also set the Virginia International Raceway track record in a MINI Cooper S in Grand-Am Cup.  2004 saw Lewis with another track record in qualifying for the Grand-Am Cup race at Homestead , third in class in his first 24 hours of Nurburgring and in his "spare" time won the 125cc shifter class Championship in Florida .  In 2005,  Lewis set another track record at Laguna Seca in Grand Am Cup and a track record at VIR in the Historic GTP class.  In 2006, Lewis highlighted his year with two podium finishes in the Daytona Prototype class at the prestigious Long Beach Grand Prix and at the tough and demanding Phoenix Raceway.  

2007 saw an incredible 5 more victories for Lewis, two in Koni Challenge at Homestead International Speedway and Virginia International Speedway, two in HSR GTP and a victory at the prestigious 12 Hours of Magny Cours, France.   Lewis also was crowned the 2007 Koni Challenge Performance Drink Driver of the Year.

In 2008, Lewis continued his job as the lead driver of the #3 Southard Motorsports Lexus Riley Daytona Prototype in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. 

Shane will start the 2009 season at the 24 Hours of Daytona driving the No. 26 Gotham Competition Porsche. 

 

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