Laguna Beach, CA — Fresh off competing in front of his hometown crowd in Southern California, Michael Lewis and the EFFORT Racing Team had little down time as they travel to Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend for Rounds 6 and 7 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC).

After his 6th-place finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Michael quickly headed to Alabama for Thursday’s test session. He will drive the No. 41 EFFORT Racing / Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911 GT3 R in Friday’s two practice sessions, with qualifying and the weekend’s first race on Saturday, concluding with the second race on Sunday.

Michael and the rest of the PWC competitors will be on the same event ticket as the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, which also includes the Verizon IndyCar Series.

This is Michael’s second visit to the 15-turn 2.38-mile road course. Last year, he claimed a Top-6 finish in the event.

Event Schedule
(all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time)

Friday, April 22
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. GT/GTA/GT Cup Practice 1
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. GT/GTA/GT Cup Practice 2

Saturday, April 23
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. GT/GTA/GT Cup Qualifying
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Race #1

Sunday, April 24
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. Race #2

View live timing and scoring will be available at Both races are scheduled to air live at and, and then be televised on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. EDT / 1 p.m. PDT.


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