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Behind The Scenes At PRI: Michael Lewis Wins At Spa In The Rain
By John Kilroy on August 6, 2011

Here’s a fun, behind-the-scenes moment at PRI: Michael Lewis, Steve and Loretta’s son, won today at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium where he competes in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series. It was his first win in the series. (See photos below)

Driving his K&N Eibach sponsored Prema PowerTeam Dallara, Michael came to Spa-Francorchamps with high expectations for the next round of the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series.

He qualified Friday on the pole, which put him in the P1 position on the starting grid for the Saturday afternoon race at Spa-Francorchamps.

The race started today at 4 p.m. Belgium time in pouring rain wet conditions. Michael got a good launch from the start and led every lap, being followed closely the entire race by French driver Maxime Jousse.

At the moment, Michael is second in the overall Formula 3 Italia Championship Series and leading in the Rookie Championship.

Round 8 in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series will take place tomorrow (Sunday) morning at Spa-Francorchamps. Michael will start eighth because of the invert.

Michael’s sponsor lineup for 2011 includes Eibach Springs, K&N Engineering, SKF, GoPro, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Cometic Gasket, Bell Helmets, Subè Sports and Calico Coatings.

Please visit Michael's website at www.mjlracing.com.

Michael Lewis on podium at Spa

A jubilant Michael Lewis celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series, where he is currently second in the overall standings and leading in Rookie Championship points.

Michael Lewis races in the rain at Spa

Michael Lewis won his first race today in the Formula 3 Italia Championship Series, racing in the rain at Spa-Francorchamps.

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