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Shane Lewis, Professional Driver for the Palm Beach Driving Club, Returns to the 6 Hours of Nürburgring in Pursuit of Third Title

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jupiter, Fla. (August 1, 2012) Palm Beach Driving Club’s professional driver and instructor, Shane Lewis, returns to Germany this Saturday (Aug. 4) to race in the 6 Hour Race of Nürburgring to challenge his second consecutive first place title at the prominent and challenging circuit. The Jupiter-FL resident and multiple-time race winner won the 6 hour race twice in 2009 and in 2011.


Nurburgring 2012The 6 Hours of Nürburgring is one of the most prestigious sportscar races in all of Germany, second only to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Lewis will lead to the Gotz Audi Team racing Gotz Motorsport’s all wheel drive and V-8 turbo, Audi RS-4. Lewis drove the same vehicle back in June in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.
Overall, Lewis has raced at Germany’s renowned Nürburgring in five 24 Hours of Nürburgring (2004, ’05, ’10, ’11, ‘12) and two Nürburgring Six Hours (’09, ’10) as well as the American Le Mans Series race on the Grand Prix Course (’00). He has earned several podium finishes making him one of America’s most successful drivers at the circuit.

The 15.753-mile long course at Nürburgring with 73 turns is well-known as the most difficult circuit in motorsport. It takes skill and bravery to master the track to finish on the podium. This Saturday, Lewis and his team will test metal against mettle to secure the first place win.
In addition to his racing career at Nürburgring, Lewis has earned several prominent titles in the American Le Mans Series and Grand-AM Rolex Series. In 2010, he raced to runner-up in the ALMS GTC Championship. Lewis has driven in over thirty 24-hour races including three 24 hours of Le Mans (leading GT class in 2003), 14 Rolex 24 at Daytona and five 24 hours of Nürburgring. He has raced every major class of sports car in every major international series.
Lewis’ record has driven him to continue his driving passion as the professional driver and instructor of the Palm Beach Driving Club at Palm Beach International Raceway. He provides one-on-one instruction to members of all driving levels who bring their street cars out to race on Palm Beach International Raceway’s road course.

For more information and Shane Lewis’ race results at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, please go to www.PalmBeachDrivingClub.com.

About Shane Lewis
Shane Lewis has been racing since 1989 and is widely considered one of motorsports leading race and development drives. The Jupiter, Fla. Resident’s impressive resume include race victories in championships throughout the world. Included are the American Le Mans Series, The European Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, SCCA World Challenge, Continental Challenge, VLN and the World 24HR Series.
Always a fan favorite, Shane has competed in an impressive 32 twenty-four hour races including three 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifteen 24 Hours of Daytona, five 24 Hours of Nürburgring and the 24 Hours of Dubai. He has race din eight 12 Hours of Sebring, Seven Petit Le Mans, won two 6 Hours of Nürburgring and has won the 12 hours of Magy Cours, France. When not competing, Shane is teaching performance driving to Palm Beach Driving Club members as the official Club Pro at Palm Beach International Raceway. Shane works with Palm Beach Driving Club members instructing them on how to get the most out of their high performance road cars and racecars.

About the Palm Beach Driving Club
Palm beach International Raceway is home to the Palm Beach Driving Club providing exclusive opportunities that cater to automotive enthusiasts. Operating as an affiliate of the track, the Palm Beach Driving Club is a private member club that offers members exclusive track time, catered meals, one-on-one sessions with driving professionals and access to on and off track events. Club members have access to track session fifty-two weeks a year that offer four to eight hours of open track driving.


About the Palm Beach International Raceway
Palm Beach International Raceway is a re-branded and re-designed state-of-the-art venue that is rapidly becoming one of the most popular raceways in the county for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, Palm Beach International Raceway seeks to provide its driver with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. Palm Beach International Raceway boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10’s mile karting track and karting center. Palm Beach International Raceway is also home to the Palm Beach Driving Club, a private member club that offers automotive enthusiasts the ultimate experience. Palm Beach International Raceway is currently sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and certified by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events.
Palm Beach International Raceway’s exceptional track designs accommodate high-level national events to local amateur series, along with a variety of other events such as concerts, corporate hospitality for motor racing events, product launches and more, which gives it the capability to host more than 1,000 events per year.

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