Michael Lira at 9 pm ET on Monday, September 14, 2015 Photo – ARS
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Port Orange Florida driver Michael Lira, is driving part-time in the ARCA Racing Series this season, but his schedule is certainly full-time with Lira Motorsports. This weekend Lira is supporting their four entries in the Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway.
Twenty-one year old racer Brandon Lynn is making his début, both with the team and the ARCA Series, at the high-banked Indiana oval track. Todd Gilliland, the son of NASCAR driver David Gilliland, is making his third series start, and his first with Lira Motorsports. The younger Gilliland won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway earlier this year, and finished ninth at Iowa Speedway in July.
Returning to the team for his sixth career start, and his third start for Lira Motorsports, is Blake Jones. Jones won the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega earlier this year. He has top-ten finishes in two starts with Lira Motorsports, at Iowa Speedway in July and at Berlin Raceway in August.
Filling out the four car effort is the team’s full-time driver, David Levine, who has racked up nine top-ten finishes thus far this year, and is fifth in the ARCA Series point standings. He has led the SCOTT Rookie Challenge standings for the most of the season. In the race at Salem earlier this year, Levine captured the CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award, racing from the 25th starting spot to a ninth place finish.
In support of this weekend’s four-driver lineup, Michael Lira brings an extensive motorsports background, participating in the FASCAR Pro Truck Series and the Florida United Pro-Truck Series as well as in Pro-Late Model and Super Late Model competition. Lira’s racing resume also includes experience behind the wheel in SCCA and IMSA sports car competition. He began 2015 by racing in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Follow the ARCA Racing Series in the Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 at ARCARacing.com on Saturday, September 19th at 7:15 pm ET.