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MIA Returns with Lewis, Monk in McLaren GT4

Motorsport in Action returns to GS competition with Corey Lewis, Sheena Monk…

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Motorsport in Action will return to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge beginning with the second round of the season next week at Sebring International Raceway.

The Quebec-based team has confirmed that Corey Lewis and Sheena Monk will pilot its McLaren 570S GT4 in the GS class.

It comes after having waited out a deal for the 2020 season that failed to materialize and left the front-running team on the sidelines for last month’s season-opener at Daytona.

MIA finished runner-up in the GS championship last year with drivers Corey Fergus and Jesse Lazare.

“We really didn’t put ourselves out there as a racing team looking for drivers at the end of 2019,” team owner Eric Kerub explained.

“We focused too much on fielding the same lineup with ‘unfinished business’ in mind and when it didn’t happen, we had no Plan B.”

Lewis and Monk arrive after contesting the four-hour Daytona race in a M1 Racing-prepared McLaren.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with MIA because they have a proven record of success and their achievements as a team will help make the difference in this extremely competitive field,” Monk said.

“I am also pleased to continue sharing the driving duties with Corey and learning from his experience.”

Lewis added: “We had a very strong test at Sebring, which I know we will be able to hit the ground running come race week.

“Sheena has shown strong progression with learning new circuits and has proven race pace! We plan to continue MIA’s success from last year.”

“We are so excited to make this announcement with such a competitive duo after thinking we were parked for 2020,” Kerub added.

“The entire team is extremely thankful to Sheena and Corey for giving us this opportunity, and we don’t plan on letting them down.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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