ARCA Racing Series Driver Michael Lira And Sports Car Racer Timmy Rivers Ready For The Roar Before The Rolex 24
Lira Motorsports drivers Michael Lira (left) and Timmy Rivers will add to their road course racing resumes January 9th-11th in an IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Ford Mustang Boss 302 in the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The annual event features the sports cars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge testing on the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for their season-opening events.
Lira, an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards regular, has previous road course racing experience at Daytona, competing in a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) event last year. In what was his first official SCCA start, he finished 8th overall and 4th in class. He also has road course experience from the ARCA Series last year at New Jersey Motorsports Park, where he brought home a 12th place finish.
He will be joined by driver Timmy Rivers, a former Florida Karting Association champion. Rivers has also found success in sports car racing, where he has captured multiple poles and wins in SCCA competition at Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Speedway, and many other tracks throughout the southeast.
The two Lira Motorsports drivers will be in a Racers Edge Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302. One of the premier teams in North American road racing, Racers Edge has been winning races and capturing championships for over 20 years.
The team revealed the No. 57 / Gary Yeoman’s Ford Lincoln / Roush Yates / Ford Racing livery earlier today. The distinctive design is typical of the Lira Motorsports team livery in ARCA racing series competition throughout the year.
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