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.
2018 Race Season: Bryson’s focus has been to transition to racing a formula car in the Formula Car Challenge series. In the third quarter of 2017 he began testing and training for his first race in March 2018, as Bryson joined the World Speed Motorsports team to race the FormulaSpeed 2.0. He took 1st place in his class for the first race, placing 2nd overall. Bryson’s largest race included a 52-car field at Laguna Seca. His last race was alongside IndyCar at Sonoma Raceway, as a support race. Bryson finished an amazing season filled with 14 races, placing 3rd in the Championship, just 7 points out of 2nd place.
The FormulaSPEED 2.0 is built on 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 140 mph. As a point of reference, his quickest Laguna Seca lap time was just a couple seconds off of a Porsche 918 Spyder piloted by Randy Pobst, a Porsche factory driver.
2017 Race Season: Bryson's opportunity to move to race cars was driven by six years of kart racing:
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 compete 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
2017 Season: Champion, Junior ROK and "2017 Rising Star Award", Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, Sonoma Raceway
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