Michael Lewis of Laguna Beach captured the Formula 3 Italia Championship Rookie title last weekend. The 20-year-old, driving for the Prema Powerteam, picked up his third victory of the 2011 Formula 3 Italia Championship season by racing to victory Saturday ( at Monza, Italy. A student at Cal State Fullerton, Lewis also won the rookie championship in the Formula BMW Americas series two years ago.
By winning the Italia series rookie crown, Lewis was awarded the chance to test drive a Ferrari Formula 1 race car at the Vallelunga Circuit, located north of Rome, on Nov. 15.
Local cyclist second in Junior competition
Thurston Middle School student Massimo Lucidi of Laguna Beach took second place in the 10-12 Junior Cycling Men's category of the Southern California/Nevada Cycling Assn. SoCal Cup Standings for 2011.
In previous competitions this year, Lucidi, 11, had a first-place showing at the Mt. Whitney two-day stage race and was third at the Death Valley two-day stage race. He was also the youngest participant to finish the 100-mile Solvang Century ride earlier this year.