Homestead: Shane Lewis preview

Shane Lewis Debuts New Car At Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla., March 1, 2005 -- For Shane Lewis getting to race at his 'home' track this weekend in the Grand Prix of Miami is an enticing prospect. However, making the Homestead-Miami Speedway ...

Shane Lewis Debuts New Car At Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla., March 1, 2005 -- For Shane Lewis getting to race at his 'home' track this weekend in the Grand Prix of Miami is an enticing prospect. However, making the Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) event even more special to the Jupiter, Fla. resident is that Lewis will be debuting a new racecar for Southard Motorsports in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series' second of 14 rounds. Utilizing a three year-old car at the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona in early February, Lewis and the No. 3 OZEXE/ PAP-Parts team completed the grueling 24 hour race and brought home valuable points in the season-long chase for the championship. Now the team focuses on the new BMW-powered Riley chassis that it will utilize the remainder of the season. Lewis will team with Darius Grala (Poland) in Saturday's race.

Lewis, who currently holds the Grand-Am Cup ST class track record at HMS, will rollout the new red, white and blue BMW-Riley for its inaugural laps Thursday in preparation for Saturday's feature event. The two hour and 45-minute race around the 2.3-mile, 11-turn South Florida track will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel, Saturday, March 5 at 3 pm (EST).

Shane Lewis: "I'm really excited about this. I can't wait to drive our team's new Riley. It's even better that I will be debuting the car in front of local fans and friends at Homestead. I'll get to turn the first ever laps in the car at a track I've come to call home. Very cool!"

For more on Shane Lewis please see www.shanelewis.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , Darius Grala