Corey Lewis enters the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend with a chance to have a hand on a pair of IMSA class championships, coincidently with brothers Madison and McKay Snow as his co-drivers.
Along with Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow, Lewis and the Paul Miller Racing team enter Sebring as the GT Daytona class leaders in Michelin Endurance Cup points in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, while he and McKay Snow hold an eight-point edge in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Pro-Am standings for Change Racing.
Lewis reflected that battling for a championship in both series with the two brothers has made for a unique year with the potential for a memorable conclusion.
“They’re similar, but also very different,” Lewis told Sportscar365. “They’re both very mild mannered, stone cold when it comes time to get the job done, which is great, and they both have a great sense of humor.
“Madison is a little more open, you have to wind McKay up, which is always a good time. It’s great working with both brothers. To be honest, they’re both very, very fast.”
Madison Snow is also the favorite to win the one-make series’ Pro championship, with a 15-point lead at hand — racing solo in Change’s No. 16 Lamborghini — heading into Friday’s pair of season-ending races.
“It’s strange that both of them are in this situation to win a championship this year, but I think it’s something very special for the Snow family,” Lewis added.
“To be a part of both is very cool to me. Hopefully we can end on a strong note with both of them.”
Lewis said the Super Trofeo season has been one of ups and downs but said the Change team has come on strong this weekend in pursuit of the title.
“It’s been a decent season,” he said. “We’ve won a bunch of races, but we’ve also had some bad luck. Ultimately we are in the points lead and we have every shot to capture it this weekend.
“We’re trying to check that last box of the season. It would be great for Change Racing and Lamborghini of Charlotte and everybody involved.
“It’s been a difficult year, hashtag 2020. But if we can end this year on a high note, that would be great.
“The team has been really strong. We’ve been working on the car to make it go faster. We found more pace in qualifying. I think we can find a little bit more to fine tune the setup.
“We’re focussing mainly on the long haul, keeping the tire underneath us for the race. All in all I think the Change Racing team as a whole has done a great job.”
Triple Duty “Not Any Easy Feat”
In addition to his WeatherTech Championship and Super Trofeo commitments this weekend, Lewis is also completing his Michelin Pilot Challenge season with the Motorsports In Action team.
It marks the third time he has participated in three IMSA series in the same weekend in his career and the second time this season alone.
Lewis said the task of racing in three different series on the same weekend is as challenging logistically as it is physically, even in the heat and humidity in Florida.
“You try to manage the schedules,” he said. “You try to map out where you’re going to change your clothes, when is the Super Trofeo team is done so you don’t leave your stuff locked in their hauler, that kind of thing.
“It’s mainly making sure your personal stuff is not being locked away somewhere while you’re out doing something in another series.
“Triple duty is not an easy feat. It’s definitely tough. The heat makes it even more difficult. Florida weather, go figure, it’s humid, it’s hot.
“I’m thankful that I’ve been able to train as hard as I have back home when the days were hot during the summer months. It certainly preps you for stuff like this.”