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Racer Sets Record in Formula 3 Testing

Michael Lewis

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 track, with his time of 1:38:989.

“My engineer Fabio Zilio had the car perfect from the very beginning so I could concentrate on going fast and not making mistakes, and I was able to get the most out of a new set of tires,” said Lewis, who has dreamed of racing on the Mugello track since he first visited several years ago.

The opening round of the 2011 Formula 3 Italia Championship begins May 15.

LBHS Alum Makes a Splash

Annika Dries in action recently for Stanford.

Former Laguna Beach High School water polo star Annika Dries continues to make waves in the pool at Stanford University where she recently earned the title of MBSF Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. Dries is also a member of the U.S. Olympic water polo team.

Swinging for a National Tournament

Two El Morro students, Ryan Sveningson and Blake Pivaroff of the Rawlings 9U club baseball team, qualified for play in a national tournament.

Team Rawlings’ 11-1 victory over Denver’s Slammers in Phoenix last week gained them a berth in a 32-team baseball tournament in Orlando, Fla., in August.



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