What an amazing time to be had in Miami with Lira Motorsports family, friends, and good grilled food all topped off with high-performance machines that will make anyone crack a smile ear to ear. As the day unfolded there were lots of ride-along driving with Carlos Lira and Alex Lira, and the Lira friends, showcasing what the cars and the family are all about. It’s a day that will be remembered, the question is, will YOU make it to the next one? Stay tuned for updates on the next Homestead Lira Motorsports track day. If you don’t like the cars you’ll love the good laughs and good burgers. Cheers!
Port Orange, Florida’s own Michael Lira will be driving the ACL Remodeling and Girem Tilework No.60 for Josh WIlliams Motorspors and Lira Motorsports this Thursday, September 15th, 2022 in the ARCA Menards Series Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“I’m excited for my first race at Bristol, said Lira. Winchester and Salem are some of my favorite short tracks so I’m looking forward to getting acclimated to the high banks quickly.”
This is his first race with the ARCA Menards Series since Nashville Fairgrounds, where Lira had a strong top five qualifying effort, and finished 7th.
Lira, a versatile driver in his own right, has logged 30 starts in the ARCA Menards Series, in addition to having a NASCAR Xfinity Series start in 2017, and a GT class start in the 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
You can watch Michael in the No. 60 car live on Thursday night at 6:30 PM EST on both FS1, and the Fox Sports App. Additionally, you can listen to the radio broadcast on MRN on Sirius XM (XM channel 39, online channel 981)/ARCARacing.com. Tickets to watch in person can be purchased at BristolMotorSpeedway.com.
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LLira Motorsports is proud to announce drivers Michael Lira and Logan Misuraca will be returning behind the wheel to race the 56th Annual Prelude to the Governors Cup at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, November 13th in the 50 lap Pro Late Model Race. Lira and Misuraca will be racing with team Race Car Solutions, owner Jamie Skinner in victory-proven late models for their return to short-track racing.
Michael Lira, age 24, will be piloting the number 5 Pro Late Model under Race Car Solutions after 4 years of being being out of the seat. In this time, Lira has been a driver coach and spotter for many drivers in multiple series and local levels of racing. Lira also has been running Lira Motorsports Performance, a high performance auto repair shop delivering upgrades, repairs, and modifications to high-end cars in the Port Orange, FL area. His last race was in 2017 for the ARCA Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway under Lira Motorsports. Lira has been working hard to get back behind the wheel to be competitive for a successful run at this years Governors Cup.
Logan Misuraca, age 22, will be piloting the number 99 Pro Late Model after a little over a year of being out of a Late Model. Misuraca has been staying race ready through her time out of the seat in her work at Daytona International Speedway with NASCAR Racing Experience to give customers a ride of a lifetime as well as giving her more seat time. Misuraca’s last race was the Fortress Water Twin 50s Pro Late Model Race at New Smyrna Speedway in late October of 2020, where she earned Rookie of the Year and finished 2nd in the Pro Late Model Points Standings.
Lira and Misuraca will be continuing to test to be most prepared for next weekend and will have the support of Girem Tile Work, Inc. Custom Design Tile and Marble https://www.facebook.com/Girem-Tile-Work-125663104183002/ Be sure to get your Prelude to the Governors Cup Admission to come support these two drivers as they take to the track again. Come on out to New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, November 13th, racing starts @ 7:30pm.
In addition to servicing both NASCAR and IMSA racecars at the shop and trackside, Lira Motorsports is proud to announce we will now be offering tuning and aftermarket support for Volkswagen Audi Group products through APR.
Lira Motorsports in combination with APR can now help you customize, maintain, and improve upon your vehicle. Our partnership with APR has allowed us to prepare and modify cars for high performance driving events, or HPDE’s. These events allow people to get their street cars on the track and get instruction on how to drive on a racetrack. APR’s modifications combined with our on-track experience allows us to make your car faster and more reliable on-track. If you’re just looking for some modifications to enhance your driving experience on the road, we’re able to assist with that as well.
About APR: APR LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 78,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL with 50+ employees. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Innovation, Integrity, and Excellence. APR’s Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.
About Lira Motorsports: Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. Lira Motorsports’ racing programs are operated from a 30,000-square foot compound in Port-Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway.
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Lira Motorsports recently welcomed Mexico NASCAR driver, Rodrigo Rejon, to New Smyrna Speedway for a series of Late Model tests. Rejon is driver of the Mexico NASCAR ARRIS #4 car, who last year narrowly missed becoming the youngest driver in NASCAR Mexico history to win the championship. Rejon spent several days showcasing his driving skills on the 1/2 mile banks of New Smyrna Speedway in Pro-Late and Super Late Model racecars.
Lira Motorsports driver, Chance Jewels, and team owner, Carlos Lira, will take sports cars to the high banks of Daytona this weekend for the SCCA race August 3 & 4th. Jewels will be driving the #3 Ford Mustang around the 3.56 mile road course at Daytona International Speedway, something he’s very familiar with having won the 2018 SCCA Southeast Majors Division Champion title. Team owner, Carlos Lira, driving the #20 Mazda RX-8, has racked up numerous laps and wins at Daytona also. “It’s great being able to come out and compete at Daytona, our home track,” said team owner Carlos Lira. “It’s always a good time!” Good Luck guys!
Chance Jewels announced today he will be participating in the 2019 Word Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. Jewels will participate in five races of the Pro Late Model division on February 11 – February 15. Sponsorship opportunities are available for one race or all five nights.
PORT ORANGE, FL (January 4, 2019) – The 2019 racing season will start on January 5 at New Smyrna Speedway for Lira Motorsports driver, Chance Jewels, as he will be taking the wheel of the #24 Pro-Late Model (PLM) in the Red Eye 50/50.
“The opportunity to race a Pro-Late Model at New Smyrna is awesome.,” Chance Jewels said. “Driving a different type of race car than what I’m used to really helps me be a more diverse race car driver. These different experiences will help me to grow as driver and further my racing career. I can’t wait to get on track on Saturday night and show my talents.”
Jewels has burst on to the racing scene in a big way in 2018, securing the prestigious SCCA Southeast Division Championship along with several wins in the 2018 SCCA Majors Tour.
“I’d really like to thank Lira Motorsports for the opportunity to show what I can do with a Pro Late Model. It means a lot to me to have Lira Motorsports owner, Carlos Lira, coach me through these new experiences as I further my racing career. I also want to thank my sponsors; Title Root, ReMax Town Center, All Florida Custom Homes, Fidelity Bank Mortgage, Royal Palm Pest Control, and Cabinetry Masters.com. Without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and for that I am very grateful that they believe in me as a driver.”
Team: No. 6 MOMO Motorsports / Safecraft / ROUX Helmets / Lira Motorsports Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Josh Williams
Growing up just minutes from Daytona International Speedway, it has been Michael Lira’s dream to compete at the high banks. For years, he watched his own father race at the track, so from a young age he knew he wanted to do the same. On Saturday, Lira will make his restrictor plate racing debut at Daytona.
Get to Know Michael
Nineteen-year-old Port Orange Florida driver Michael Lira began racing in ARCA competition in 2013, finishing a career-best 7th at Salem. After 27 starts in four years, he has collected multiple top-ten finishes. He has also tied his career best qualifying effort of 4th at four different tracks on the ARCA circuit. In addition to his ARCA experience, Michael has competed in the FASCAR Pro Truck Series and the Florida United Pro-Truck Series as well as in Pro-Late Mode and Super Late Model competition. Michael’s racing resume also includes experience behind the wheel in SCCA and IMSA sports car competition – including a start in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2015.
Michael on Daytona
“It still doesn’t seem real to me that less than a week from now I’ll be taking the green flag at Daytona International Speedway in a stock car. I feel great about our chances coming out of the test, but win or lose, running this race is a dream come true for me,” Lira said. “It would be pretty cool if we could win Daytona with a Floridian driver and crew chief. Josh [Williams] has been great to work with. It’s great to have someone in a leadership role on the team who has current driving experience.”
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The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway will air live on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm ET. The ARCA Racing Series takes to the track for practice on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm ET. Final practice will take place on Friday from 9:30-10:30 am ET. Qualifying will take place on Friday at 3:30 pm ET (Group Qualifying). The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 will consist of 80 laps for 200 miles.
About MOMO Motorsport: MOMO’s product line includes consumer accessories such as steering wheels, gear shift knobs and alloy wheels, through to race equipment such as racing suits and helmets. They bring to the market the finest Italian style, a long tradition of quality, and their racing experience of many years, and technological innovation respectful of the environment. They turn cars from simple tools into a way of life. You can visit them at momo.com.
About Safecraft Safety Equipment: Safecraft is a supplier of safety equipment for motorsports, aviation, and marine industries. They specialize in high quality fire suppression systems that are used in a very wide range of racing. Their extinguishers are used more than any other brand in NASCAR, NHRA, and SCCA. You can visit them at safecraft.com.
About ROUX Helmets: ROUX Helmets was founded by veteran drivers Juan Carlos LeRoux and Toto Lassally in 2014. Their helmets are “cutting-edge” in the motorsports industry with key features like the Release Equipped System. Safety is a number one priority to Roux. They provide helmets, gear bags, and various other essentials for racecar drivers. You can visit them at rouxhelmets.com.
About Lira Motorsports: Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. Lira Motorsports’ racing programs are operated from a 30,000-square foot compound in Port-Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway. https://liramotorsports.com/
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