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Biography

 Born to Race     pdfShane Lewis has been racing since 1989 and is widely considered one of motorsports leading race and development drivers. The Jupiter, Fla.-resident’s impressive resume includes race victories in championships throughout the world! Included are prestigious races in IMSA, the American Le Mans Series, the European Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, SCCA World Challenge, Continental Challenge, VLN and the World 24hr Series.
Always a fan favorite, Shane has competed in an impressive 40 twenty-four hour races including three 24 Hours of Le Mans, seventeen 24 Hours of Daytona, four 24 Hours of Nürburgring and two 24 Hours of Dubai. He has raced in eight 12 Hours of Sebring, seven Petit Le Mans, won two 6 hours of Nürburgring and has won the 12 hours of Magy Cours, France.

Major endurance wins include victories in the demanding 24 hours of Nurburgring, the 24 hours of Dubai and the 24 hours of Daytona.

When not competing, Shane is one of the most sought-after set up and driving coaches in the business.

From Around the World      Shane has successfully raced in the top major classes of sports car racing in the most prestigious international series around the world. His skills are often in demand for everything from Prototype Sports Cars to NASCAR Sprint Cup Stock Cars to Open wheel cars to even the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. He is a past recipient of the Professional Sports Car Racing’s Rising Star Award, IMSA Driver of the Year and is a proud inductee into the Road Racing Drivers Club.

In addition to racing, Lewis offers private driving instruction and advanced race coaching. He is also hired to perform precision driving in TV, video and movie productions.

Racing Highlights:

2015:
  • Lead driver 24 hours of Daytona, RG racing BMW Prototype
  • Full season Trans-Am Championship, Robinson Racing Camaro
  • TransAm Triple Shot Showdown Champion
  • Pole, 2 track records, three podiums, Trans-Am Championship
  • Test and development and race driver, MGM Racing

2014:  

  • Full season IMSA Continental Tire Challenge, Porsche GS
  • Team driver 24 hours of Dubai, Lotus Evora GT
  • Team driver 24 hours of Daytona, AJR, Porsche GT
  • Test, development and race driver, 74 Ranch LMP Lola2013

2013

  • 1st Place Winner - 24 hours of Daytona,  Porsche, GTX
  • 1st Place Winner- 24 hours of Dubai,  Lotus Evora GT
  • FARA Endurance Champion, AVID, Ginetta G50
  • 24 hours of Nurburgring, Lotus Evora GT
  • Test, development and race driver, 74 Ranch LMP Lola
  • Test, development and race driver for AVID, Ginetta Cars USA

2012:

  • Overall Winner, Daytona Bob Snodgrass Memorial, Porsche
  • Overall Winner, Miami 500 – MGM Porsche
  • 2 Overall Wins- Viper SRT Cup – VIR Raceway
  • 24 hours of Nurburgring, HRT Aston Martin
  • 24 hours of Daytona, Orbit, Porsche
  • 24 hours of Dubai, HRT Aston Martin
  • 6 hours of Nurburgring, HRT Aston Martin
  • Test, development and race driver, 74 Ranch LMP Lola
  • Test, development and race driver for AVID, Ginetta Cars USA
  • Multiple race winner FARA, AVID Motorsports, Ginetta G50
  • Lead Driving Instructor for AMG Academy, North America

2011

  • 1st Place Victory 6 hours of Nurburgring, Germany, Gotz Audi RS4
  • Lead driver for CSRacing, Daytona 24 hour, Porsche GT
  • 3rd Place finish 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Germany, Gotz Audi RS4
  • Team driver for Alex Job Racing, ALMS, Porsche GTC
  • Team driver for RSR Jaguar, ALMS, GT
  • Lead driver for SCDE Daytona Prototype, Grand Am, Riley Chevrolet

2010

  • 1st Place Victory 24 hours of Nurburgring, Germany, Gotz Audi RS4
  • 1st Place for Velox Motorsport Porsche GTC, ALMS, Mosport
  • 2nd Place Driver Championship for ALMS 2010 season
  • Lead driver for Velox Motorsport Porsche GTC, ALMS Championship
  • Lead driver for Autohaus ZMG, Pontiac, Porsche and Camaro in four GRAND-AM GT events
  • ALMS 2010 Season 3rd Place Team Championship for Velox Motorsport
  • 2 additional podium finished for Velox Motorsport Porsche, ALMS, Road America and Lime Rock

2009

  • 1st Place 6 hours of Nurburgring Germany, Gotz Audi RS4
  • 1st Place Laguna Seca, ALMS GTC
  • Lead driver for Velox Motorsport Porsche, ALMS
  • Driver for Gotham Motorsports Porsche, in the 24 Hours of Daytona
  • Lead driver for MCM Pontiac in three GRAND-AM GT events
  • Test Development and Race driver for Metro Racing, GTP, Group C and GT
  • Driver for the Honda of America Racing Team, GRAND-AM Cup ST Class

2008:

  • Lead driver for the Southard Motorsports entry in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship
  • Driver for the Honda of America Racing Team, Honda Civic in the KONI Challenge Series, ST class.
  • Test, development and race driver for Turner Racing. GTP, Group C and GTP Lights.
  • Test, development, and race driver for Metro Racing. GTP, Group C, and GT.
  • Test, development and race driver for Stohr Cars North America, F1000

2007:

 

  • Lead driver for the Southard Motorsports entry in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship.
  • Driver for the Honda of America Racing Team, Honda Accord in the Grand-Am Cup Series, ST class.
  • 1st place Homestead International Speedway, Koni Challenge, ST class.
  • 1st place Virginia International Raceway, Koni Challenge, ST class.
  • 2 podium finishes, Watkins Glen, Mosport, Koni Challenge, ST class.
  • 1st place 12 Hours of Magny Cours, France, Prototype class.
  • Performance Drink Driver of the Year, Koni Challenge.
  • Indy Pro Series debut at Homestead Speedway.
  • Test, development, and race driver for Turner Racing. GTP, Group C and GTP Lights.
  • Test, development, and race driver for Metro Racing. GTP, Group C.

2006:

  • Lead driver for the Southard Motorsports entry in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship.
  • Two podium finishes in the Daytona Prototype Class, Grand-Am Championship at the Long Beach Grand Prix and at Phoenix International Raceway driving for Southard Motorsports.
  • Driver for the Honda of America Racing Team, Honda Accord in the Grand-Am Cup Series, ST class.
  • Driver for Nuzzo Motorsports Mini Cooper S entry in the Grand- Am Cup Series, ST class.
  • Driver for the Body Motion Porsche entry in the Grand-Am Cup Series, GS class.
  • Led the race at Limerock Park,Grand-Am Cup Series in the Mini Cooper S for Nuzzo Motorsports.
  • Fastest race lap at Virginia International Raceway, Grand-Am Cup Series in the HART Honda Accord.
  • Test, development, and race driver for Turner Racing. GTP, Group C and GTP Lights.

2005:

  • Lead driver for the Southard Motorsports entry in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship.
  • Lead driver for the Nuzzo Motorsports Mini Cooper entry in the Grand-Am Cup Championship.
  • New track record at Laguna Seca in Grand Am Cup.
  • New track record at VIR in the Historic GTP class.
  • Driver for Steam Motorsports Porsche entry at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
  • Led the race at Daytona and California Speedway in the Daytona Prototype Championship.
  • Test, development and race driver for Turner Racing. GTP, Group C and GTP Lights.

2004:

  • Lead driver for the Southard Motorsports entry in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Championship.
  • Lead driver for the Nuzzo Motorsports Mini Cooper entry in the Grand-Am Cup Championship.
  • Test and development driver form the 74 Ranch Riley/Lexus Daytona Prototype.
  • New qualifying record in Grand-Am Cup at Homestead International Raceway.
  • 3 rd in class and 19 th overall out of 248 entries in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
  • 125cc Shifter Kart Champion. 3 overall wins and all time track record.

2003:

  • Lead driver for the ACEMCO Ferrari GT entry in the ALMS Championship.
  • Led the race in GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Risi Competizione Ferrari.
  • Lead driver for the Nuzzo Motorsports Mini Cooper entry in the Grand-Am Cup Championship.
  • 1st ever Pole position ( Homestead ) and track record (VIR) in a Mini Cooper in Professional Competition.
  • Overall Victory in 3 hour HSR GTP race at Sebring in Spice/Acura GTP.
  • Driver in the inaugural STRANA Super Truck Racing Series.

2002:

  • Overall Victory at Phoenix in PEM Corvette GS1, Grand-Am Cup
  • 1st Place at Daytona in SpeedSource Porsche GS2, Grand-Am Cup
  • 1st Place at Mont-Tremblant in Audi A-4 GS2 and 3rd in Saleen Mustang in GTS, Grand-Am
  • Overall Victory in 3 hour HSR GTP race at Sebring in Spice/Chevy GTP
  • Drove the National Healing/Otto Motorsports Ford Taurus in qualifying for the August 11th NASCAR Winton Cup event at Watkins Glen.
  • Lead driver for the American Viper GTS entry in the ALMS with 3 top five finishes
  • Fourth in class AGT in the 24 hours of Daytona
  • Trained US Secret Service agents in high-speed driving tactics

2001:

  • Lead driver for the Callaway C12R entry in the ALMS GT Championship.
  • Driver for the American Viper GTS entry in the ALMS with 1 podium and 5 top five finishes.
  • Lead driver for the Pilbeam Racing America Prototype entry in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 1st ARCA start at Atlanta Motor Speedway finishing 16th from a 40th starting position.
  • Two 1st place victories at Daytona International Speedway in the HSCRG road races.

2000:

  • Lead driver for the Aspen Knolls/MCR GT entry in the 24 hours of Le Mans .
  • Lead driver for the Aspen Knolls Porsche GT entry in the American Le Mans Series and Daytona 24 hour.
  • 2 Podium finishes at Silverstone , England and Nurburgring , Germany

1999:

  • Driver for the factory Riley and Scott Europe team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans .
  • Driver for the factory Saleen GTS team at the Petit Le Mans.
  • Driver of the top finishing GT3 BMW at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • Test and Development driver for Team Cascadia's WSC Lola B98/10.
  • 2nd Place Drivers Championship USRRC GT3 for Aspen Knolls BMW M3.

1998:

  • Professional Sports Car GT-1 Rising Star Award.
  • Lead driver for Mosler Automotive GT-1 Raptor.
  • Driver of the top finishing GT3 BMW at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • 5th in drivers points PSCR. 3 podium and 5 top five finishes.
  • Factory driver for BMW/Michelin for the One Lap of America.
  • 4th place finish World Sports Car at Sebring driving for Cascadia Motorsports.
  • Driver for T.C. Kline's BMW GT-3 at the Petit Le Mans.

1997:

  • Team driver for the Chamberlin GT2 viper entry at the FIA Championship final at Laguna Seca Raceway.
  • Lead driver for West Engineering GT-3 entry at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
  • Team driver for Stacy Suspension Systems GT-1 entry at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
  • Lead driver for Fab Factory WSC World Sports Car entry at Lime Rock Park , Watkins Glen 6 Hour and Sears Point Grand Prix.

1996:

  • 1st Place finish at Daytona International Raceway for the Inaugural IMSA Endurance Championship Race, Touring Class, driving a Mazda MX-6.
  • 1st Place finish at the Players Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge S2 Class driving the Mosler Intruder.
  • 1st Place finish at the Grand Prix of Minneapolis in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge S2 Class driving the Mosler Intruder.
  • 2nd overall in drivers points in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge S2 Class.
  • Five event victories in the One Lap of America driving for Lingenfelter / Pontiac.

1995:

  • 1st Place finish at Mid-Ohio in the IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship.
  • 1st Place finish at Phoenix in the IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship.
  • 2nd overall in the drivers championship for IMSA Bridgestone Supercar driving a Chevrolet Corvette LT-1.
  • First year participating in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Mustang Cobra R.
  • Team driver for Performance Motorsports, IMSA Touring division.

1994:

  • 1st Place finish at Laguna Seca in the IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship.Rising Star Award for the IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship.
  • 4th overall in drivers championship for IMSA Bridgestone Supercar driving a Chevrolet Corvette LT-1.
  • Team driver for Potter / Mountain Racing, Firestone Firehawk Touring.

1993:

  • 12 Hours of Sebring Firehawk Race, 2nd place in Sports for T.C. Kline Racing.
  • Test, development and race driver for Skip Pipes Racing, Firehawk Program.

1992:

  • Fastest privateer in the IMSA Supercar Championship, campaigning a Consulier.
  • Test, development and race driver for Croyco Racing, IMSA Supercar Championship.
  • Test and development driver for GROUP HARRIS Racing.Lead driver Showroom Stock Prototype at the 24 Hour of Nelson Ledges.

1991:

  • Team driver for IMSA Supercar Championship for Consulier.
  • SCAA Stock B Race winner.
  • SCCA Showroom Stock GT race winner.
  • 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges - Pole, Fastest race lap a class win, Showroom Stock Prototype.
  • Test Driver for author Don Alexander's world renowned book - "Performance Handling for the 90's".

1990:

  • Fastest privateer qualifier in the IMSA International Sedan Series driving a Shelby CSX for Skip Pipes Racing.
  • 24 Hour Nelson Ledges - Pole, Fastest race lap a class win, Showroom Stock Prototype.
  • Barber / Saab Pro Series - Partial season. Test driver for McMullen Publishing automotive department.

1989:

  • SCCA San Diego Region Formula Ford Champion.
  • SCCA Cal Club Region Formula Ford Champion.
  • 1st Place in class at the American 20th Anniversary of Formula Ford Festival.




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