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Lewis Wins Two Races

Laguna local Michael Lewis won two races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, May 4, his first time on the historic road course. After competing in formula cars in Europe, this season Lewis returned to the U.S. After four races, Lewis’ two wins have placed him in second...

Lewis Returns to American Racing

Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis returned to race tracks in his home country to compete this season in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. He earned two top-8 finishes at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on March 13 and 14. Lewis started Race 1 on the outside of row...

Race Victory for Lewis in Spain

Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis earned his first win in the Formula 3 Euro Series at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, near Valencia, Spain, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Lewis started on the pole position for the 20-minute sprint race, and led every lap to claim the victory. “I am incredibly...

Lewis Finishes 3rd in Euro Series

A strong qualifying effort by Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis led to his third place finish on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands in Round 16 of the Formula 3 Euro Series. Rain cleared up in time for the 11:15 a.m. start of the Dutch 4.307-kilometer...

Lewis Finishes 2nd in Austria

Michael Lewis, 21, of Laguna Beach, finished second racing in the Formula 3 Euro Series this past weekend in Spielberg, Austria. Lewis started the race in third. While he challenged for the lead at times, he also had to fend off a battle for second position during the 20-minute...

Lewis Finishes 2nd in Austria

Michael Lewis, 21, of Laguna Beach, finished second racing in the Formula 3 Euro Series this past weekend in Spielberg, Austria. Lewis started the race in third. While he challenged for the lead at times, he also had to fend off a battle for second position during the 20-minute...

Lewis Clinches Italia Rookie Championship

Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis won the Formula 3 Italia rookie championship series in Monza, Italy, by a convincing margin of 10 seconds over second-place driver Sergio Campana. As a result, Lewis earned the opportunity to test drive a Ferrari Formula 1 race car at the Vallelunga...

Lewis Races in Belgium

  Laguna Beach race-car driver Michael Lewis drove in the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium, finishing sixth in the Formula 3 Italia Championship.  Lewis arrived at the seven-kilometer track (4.35-mile) with high expectations after two previous team tests put him among a group...

Lewis Places 4th at Irwindale

 By Meredith Kaplan Burns, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis topped off his three-week return trip home in the U.S. at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on Saturday, June 25, driving the late-model stock car to a fourth-place finish. Lewis qualified in the Tim...

Lewis Finishes Terzo in Italy

Auto racer Michael Lewis’ results in Italy’s Misano circuit last weekend placed him third in the Formula 3 Italia Championship point standings and second in the rookie championship battle. When the checkered flag waved on lap 20 of Saturday’s 30-minute timed race of 16 drivers,...

Appreciation for Two Articles

Editor, Thank you so much for including the article about Michael Lewis in the May 27 edition of the Laguna Beach Independent. I also wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the article about Charles and Rebecca Brady “Taking a Flight Into History,” also May 27. Their story could...

Taking a Spin for NASCAR

Laguna Beach’s Michael Lewis has begun a year of racing and testing that will see him crisscrossing the Atlantic and strapping into two different breeds of racing cars through the end of November. He’ll also be competing at two tracks stateside: Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and...

Local Athletes

Racer Sets Record in Formula 3 Testing Laguna race car driver Michael Lewis set fast times during testing last month at Italy’s Mugello Circuit. Racing his PREMA Powerteam Dallara, Lewis earned P-1, but also became the only Formula 3 Italia driver to break the 1:39 barrier at the...