Welcome to Bryson Lew's racing page and thank you for taking the time to visit!
Beginning at 8 years old, Bryson has been kart racing for seven years. His home track is Simraceway at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.
For the 2018 race season, Bryson has moved to open-wheel race cars, joining the World Speed Motorsports team to drive the FormulaSPEED 2.0 in the Formula Car Challenge. Having raced in Rounds 1-4, Bryson is making a successful transition from karts to cars, with his best finish 1st in race class, 2nd overall. The largest race had 27 cars including Pro Formula Mazda, Formula 4, FormulaSPEED, and Formula Mazdas.
The FormulaSPEED 2.0 has a 4130 chromoly spaceframe enclosed in kevlar protection, powered by a Mazda 2.0 liter MZR engine, with a Hewland sequential 6-speed gearbox. With almost 200 hp, weighing 1350 lbs, Bryson has cornered at 2.4 g's and reached 132 mph.
Bryson's opportunity to move to race cars was driven by six years of kart racing, leading to a successful 2017 race season:
April: Champion, Challenge of the Americas, Round 5, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
September: Champion, West Coast ROK Shootout, qualified for ROK Cup International Finals, Lonato, Italy
October: Raced in the ROK Cup International Finals, which was an amazing opportunity to race with drivers from over 48 countries. Bryson was one of seven from the United States, in the Junior class, selected to represent Team USA. Upon returning from Italy, he tested the FormulaSPEED 2.0 at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, California
November: "2017 Rising Star Award" by World Speed Motorsports & finalist for the VMB Driver Development Scholarship. Alumni of the Rising Star Award have progressed to race in Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR.
December: Bryson was one of four drivers invited to the VMB Driver Development Scholarship/World Speed Motorsports Shootout at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, California
2017 Season: Champion, Junior ROK and "2017 Rising Star Award", Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
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