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Momentum has been a big key to the Sign Factory USA race team’s success in 2009 as Lewis has finished in the top-5 running order for his first three starts. That good fortune has been a huge turnaround for a team that felt it was off its game a bit closing out 2008.
“We have been working very hard for this (recent success) and we believe with some luck we have a great chance (this weekend) in
“Ronan (site of Mission Valley Speedway’s Big Sky 150) will be another big challenge for the new Goodyear tire.”
Race surfaces that require the most grip from a tire, like
“The good ting about all the racing we’ve done on the tougher surfaces is this will help us for the
“Yes we have some big challenges ahead of us for sure,” Lewis confirmed. “We only have one car at this time so it will require massive amounts of work to prepare what we have for the road course event at Pacific. Then after that event of course we’ll have to go in and switch it all back (for July’s
Lewis admits that some of the biggest demands as a driver lie ahead of him in coming weeks with Ronan on Sunday followed by
“(Ronan) is definitely a driver’s track.
Like Ronan, the Nutter Racing Engines Chevrolet team is the defending race champion at Pacific and will have something to work with at the event.
The unknown is the Tour’s new double-file restart rule, something that Lewis as grown to over the course of the series’ first two events.
“There is lots of excitement with the new commitment cone (used to make a competitor choose which line to re-start a race in) that’s for sure. It’s a learning curve for everybody involved even the Tour officials but I do not have a problem with it.”
Leading the points standings and holding that position for a fourth late model touring championship will play no part in how Lewis approaches restarts or a race for that matter, he added.
“We’re not event thinking about points at this time. We go to a race track to win and that’s all at this point in the season.”
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