PBDC Resident Pro Driver Shane Lewis Wins the Trans Am Series Finale at Daytona
Palm Beach Driving Club’s (PBDC) resident pro driver Shane Lewis ended the 2016 Trans Am Series season on a high note as he secured the top podium spot at Daytona International Speedway over the weekend. Lewis started the 29-lap race in the second position and powered ahead in his No. 72 Robinson Racing Chevrolet Camaro to claim his second TA2 win of the season.
The 2016 TA2 Championship was on the line heading into Daytona and Lewis was looking to add to his late season surge of three consecutive podiums including a win last month at the Homestead Miami 100. With the second win in 2016 added to his impressive resume, Lewis finished out the year second in the Championship title points with 273 against Tony Buffomante’s 303.
While reflecting on the race, Lewis said, “The Robinson Racing crew makes this look easy, it’s anything but. Our team’s success is because, I believe, no one works as hard as Robinson Racing in the paddock. It’s just an honor to be part of a team that does everything that they can to put us in victory lane. Lastly, I’d like to thank my team, our sponsors, the fans and the PBDC members for supporting me throughout the season.”
After completing 12 events during the 2016 season, Lewis accumulated two wins, one pole position, seven top-five’s, 11 top-10’s with an average start of 3.75, and an average finish of 6.16.
When he’s not racing the Trans Am Series, Lewis can be found at Palm Beach International Raceway teaching performance driving to Palm Beach Driving Club Members as the official Resident Club Professional. He also works with private clients and aspiring race car drivers of all ages on how to get the most out of their high performance road cars and race cars. In March of 2014, Lewis was awarded the 2014 Dick Moroso Memorial Award at the Palm Beach Country Sports Commission’s 38th Annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony.