Shane Lewis has Wild Canadian Ride MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2004 - Shane Lewis and the No. 7 PAP-Parts/ Southard Motorsports BMW-FABCAR Daytona Prototype fought through a difficult weekend here at the beautiful Circuit ...
Shane Lewis has Wild Canadian Ride
MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Canada, May 23, 2004 - Shane Lewis and the No. 7 PAP-Parts/ Southard Motorsports BMW-FABCAR Daytona Prototype fought through a difficult weekend here at the beautiful Circuit du Mont-Tremblant. Despite a stunning effort by the Jupiter, Fla. resident in today's Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series' Six Heures du Mont-Tremblant, the entry would be retired 15th place in class after a rear suspension rocker arm broke on the left side of the car after 126 laps. The failure occurred while Lewis was at full speed cresting a hill over halfway through the six hour event. Lewis and the PAP-Parts-AutoAssets team will race next at Watkins Glen International where they roll the No. 7 out for another six hour event on June 20.
Shane Lewis: "I really like this track but it didn't like us today. We had a really wild ride there when the left rear rocker arm snapped going over the crest of the hill. And while I want to thank the crew for making me out a hero for bringing the car back in one piece, truth is I was just holding on. There for a second I thought for sure I was going to end-up bear chow in the woods. The PAP-Parts/ AutoAssets crew did a great job all weekend but we just never got to where we needed to be. The BMW ran well but these big tracks just aren't very good right now for us."
Shane Lewis has been racing since 1989 with multiple race wins in Grand-Am sanctioned events, in the IMSA Supercar and SCCA Pro Series and the Historic SportsCar Series. He has starts in ARCA stock car competition, at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and is a former Daytona Endurance Champion and Formula Ford Festival winner. He has driven in six Rolex 24s and three 24 Hours of Le Mans- leading the race in GT class in 2003. He has two overall and one class-victory at the 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges. Lewis was honored as the 1998 Professional Sports Car Racing Rising Star award winner. Lewis also serves as a test driver and private coach.