January 2017

Lira to Make Daytona Debut in Season Opener

  Lira Motorsports announces today that driver Michael Lira will test at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for his track debut in the ARCA Racing Series event in February. Lira, who has been a part of ARCA Racing competition since 2013, has been looking forward to making his Daytona debut since he was as young […]

MICHAEL LIRA READY TO START 2017 RACING SEASON

PORT ORANGE, FL. (January 5, 2017) – Michael Lira, 19-year-old ARCA Racing Series driver based out of Port Orange, Florida, announces today that he will be behind the wheel of the Lira Motorsports entry during the Zack Donatti Memorial Pro-Late Model event at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida this coming weekend. “The guys […]

January 2016

LIRA AND MAUGERI SPLIT CTSC RIDE FOR BMW PERFORMANCE 200 AT DAYTONA

PORT ORANGE, FL (January 25, 2016)– Michael Lira, 18 year-old ARCA Racing Series driver based out of Port Orange, Florida, will be behind the wheel for Racer’s Edge Motorsports during the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway this coming weekend, January 27-29. “I’m really excited about this opportunity. I love […]

October 2015

Lira Motorsports Welcomes New Sponsor Roux Helmets

PORT ORANGE, FL (October 29, 2015) – Lira Motorsports is excited to announce their partnership with Roux Helmets for the remainder of 2015, as well as the 2016 racing season. Roux will serve an associate sponsor on all of the team’s race cars and trucks beginning with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford Ecoboost […]

Lira captures his first IMSA top ten at Road Atlanta

In a 2.5 hour race at Road Atlanta that saw steady rain showers throughout the race, Michael Lira captured his first career IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) Series top ten finish on Friday, October 2nd. Michael was paired with his Lira Motorsports teammate, David Levine, as his co-driver for the race. The duo steadily […]

July 2015

Lira Hopes To Celebrate His Birthday In Victory Lane At Iowa Speedway

Driver: Michael Lira Series: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event/Location: #ThisIsMySpeedway150 / Iowa Speedway Team: Lira Motorsports Car: No. 58 Momo / Ford Performance / TraqGear Ford Fusion Race Date: July 17, 2015 Port Orange, Florida racer Michael Lira turns 18 on Thursday, July 16th. He would like nothing more than to celebrate his […]

June 2015

Fiery Crash Ends Lira’s Day Early In Winchester

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards was at Winchester Speedway over the weekend for the Herr’s Chase The Taste 200. On Saturday at the Indiana half-mile track, the schedule of two practice sessions and qualifying turned into a weather waiting game for Michael Lira and the No. 58 Momo/TraqGear/Ford Performance team. However, after light […]

Lira Returns To ARCA Series Action This Weekend At Winchester

Driver: Michael Lira Series: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event: Herr’s Chase The Taste 200 Track: Winchester Speedway Team: Lira Motorsports Car: No. 58 Momo / TraqGear / Ford Performance Ford Fusion Race Date: June 28, 2015 Michael Lira will return to action this weekend for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Herr’s […]

Michael Lira: Pocono ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway Post-Race Report

The Pocono race week started on a high note for recent high school graduate Michael Lira, as he recorded the fastest lap time in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open test session on Wednesday. With great test results, combined with a top ten finish at the track last year, Michael was excited for […]

Michael Lira tops the speed chart on open test day at Pocono

via ARCAracing.com (edited) (LONG POND, Pa. – June 3, 2015) – Michael Lira, in the final moments of the session, shot to the top of the speed charts in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open testing Wednesday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Lira, in the No. 58 Ford Performance-TraqGear Ford, circled the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: Pocono ARCA 200

Car: No. 58 Momo / TraqGear / Ford Performance Ford Fusion Track: Pocono Raceway Race Date: June 6, 2015 Recent High School graduate Michael Lira has qualified fourth four times in his twenty-race ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career. The first time was at Pocono Raceway last August in his ARCA Racing Superspeedway debut. […]

May 2015

Michael Lira: ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at New Jersey Motorsports Park Post-Race Report

It was an up and down weekend of racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park for Michael Lira in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The soon-to-be high-school graduate from Port Orange, Florida, showcased his impressive road course driving abilities in final practice and qualifying, but suspension issues shortened his race day to just 22 […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels

Car: No. 58 AttorneyAtLaw.com / TraqGear Ford Track: Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park Race Date: May 24, 2015 Michael Lira has raced in four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events so far this year. He has also raced in three IMSA sports car events, highlighted by his debut in the prestigious Rolex […]

Michael Lira’s return to Toledo

Michael Lira was excited to return to Toledo Speedway, the ARCA Series presented by Menards home track. Last year he raced to a ninth place finish, after qualifying 12th, at the northern Ohio 1/2 mile oval. This year, rain storms in the morning caused ARCA Officials to modify Saturday’s schedule, giving one 90 minute practice […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care

Michael Lira No. 58 AttorneyAtLaw.com / TraqGear Ford Toledo Speedway May 17, 2015 After skipping Talladega, Michael is revved up to return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Toledo Speedway. Still a few months away from meeting ARCA’s age requirements for racing at Talladega, the 17-year old Port Orange, FL driver kept […]

April 2015

Michael Lira Set For Return To Sports Car Action At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Seventeen-year old ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards regular Michael Lira will return to IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar (CTSC) racing action this weekend when the series visits Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This will be his first race at the legendary California road course. Michael made his CTSC debut earlier this year behind the wheel of […]

Up and down day ends in an 11th place finish for Lira at Salem

After racing his number 58 Gary Yeomans Ford / TraqGear / AttorneyAtLaw Fusion inside the top five early in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem Speedway, Michael Lira fell back to 11th at the checkered flag, just one spot short of finishing in the top ten for the third consecutive race in the ARCA […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: Federated Auto Parts 200

Michael Lira No. 58 Gary Yeomans Ford Salem Speedway April 26, 2015 Looking forward to Salem… The .555-mile Salem oval is one of Michael’s favorite tracks on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. It is the site of his best series finish to date, a 7th place run in 2013. Coming off of […]

Lira battles back in Nashville for his 6th career ARCA top ten

Recording back-to-back top ten finishes to start his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season was of little consolation to Michael Lira, as a mid-race pit road incident while he was running second put a potential top five run out of reach. The checker flag fell for the Troop Aid 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway in […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: Troop Aid 200

Michael Lira No. 58 Gary Yeomans Ford Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville April 11, 2015 Hard charging High School Senior… Last month at the ARCA Mobile 200 Michael won the CGS Imaging Hard Charger award. With qualifying for the race rained out, he started at the back in the 23rd spot and picked up 15 positions to […]

March 2015

Successful Open Wheel Formula Test For Lira At Palm Beach International

Michael Lira’s racing resume got a little bit longer yesterday as he participated in a test session driving a LATAM (Latin America) Formula 2000 car on the road course at Palm Beach International Raceway. The session was the result of Michael being picked by Autotv Magazine to compete in the 2015 LATAM F2000 season. Every […]

Michael Lira Set To Test In Palm Beach To Prepare For Open Wheel Formula Competition

While most high school seniors are planning their graduation parties, Michael Lira is busy planning to expand his growing resume of racing experience. The seventeen year old Port Orange, Florida native is set to test a LATAM Formula 2000, open-wheel, open-cockpit race car at Palm Beach International Raceway on Wednesday. Michael was picked by Autotv […]

Hard Charging Michael Lira Races From The Back To A Top Ten Finish In Mobile

Seventeen-year old Michael Lira was more than ready for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway, after skipping the season opener in Daytona due to ARCA age restrictions. His patience paid off on Saturday with an 8th place finish at the 1/2 mile Alabama Gulf Coast track. After getting […]

Michael Lira / Lira Motorsports ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards News & Notes: Mobile International Speedway

(Photo: Unloading last weekend at Mobile International Speedway. Michael participated in the ARCA Series open practice session on Saturday, March 7th in Lira Motorsports car with the new ARCA composite body.) Michael Lira No. 58 Gary Yeomans Ford Mobile International Speedway – ARCA-Mobile 200 March 14, 2015 Welcome back to ARCA competition… Although Michael participated […]

The Record Book Won’t Show Michael Lira’s New Smyrna Win, Or The Hard Work That Went Into Getting The Team To Victory Lane

On the last night of competition for the 2015 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, Michael Lira thought he had finally put his bad luck behind him. Racing a backup car in the Pro Late Model feature, he took the lead with five laps to go, then pulled away to […]

February 2015

Michael Lira Bounces Back From A Rough Opening Race In The World Series Of Asphalt Stock Car Racing

(Photo: Michael’s repaired No. 57 Gary Yeomans Pro Late Model Ford) After a rough start to the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing last Friday night at New Smyrna Speedway, Michael Lira bounced back to a strong 5th place finish on Saturday and is now ready to get down to business with […]

Michael Lira Sets His Sights On Victory Lane In The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing

(Port Orange, FL) The 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing begins this Friday, February 13th at New Smyrna Speedway, and local driver Michael Lira has a full schedule of racing planned in both Pro Late and Super Late Model competition. The annual event, featuring nine consecutive nights of racing, draws top racing […]

Lira Motorsports Welcomes TraqGear To The Team

Lira Motorsports is proud to announce their partnership with TraqGear for the 2015 ARCA Racing season. TraqGear will serve an associate sponsor on all of the team’s Ford Fusions beginning at Daytona. In addition to the TraqGear decals on the cars, Lira Motorsports drivers will be outfitted with the latest TraqGear flame retardant garments that […]

January 2015

Michael Lira Records A Solid Performance In His Rolex 24 Debut

Climbing behind the wheel at Daytona International Speedway at 11:15pm on Saturday and driving until after midnight, Michael Lira made his TUDOR United SportsCar racing debut in one of the most iconic races in the world, the Rolex 24. The 17-year old Port, Orange, FL driver would go on to complete two more stints behind […]

Michael Lira and Lira Motorsports Drivers Ricardo Flores and Timmy Rivers Ready To Take on Daytona

Drivers Ricardo Flores, Timmy Rivers and Michael Lira (pictured, left to right, at the Roar Before the Rolex 24) will kick off their 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season’s this week with the BMW Performance 200 on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. The Lira Motorsports trio of drivers will be competing in Racers Edge […]

Michael Lira Joins Muehlner Motorsports America For The Rolex 24 At Daytona

Muehlner Motorsports America has added 17 year-old Port Orange, FL driver Michael Lira to its Porsche 911 GT America driver line-up for the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Michael will have plenty of recent track time on the 3.56 mile Daytona road course prior to race day. He participated in the Roar Before The Rolex […]

Michael Lira Excited To Participate In ARCA’s First Ever January Daytona Test Day

When the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards takes to the track on Friday, January 16th it will be the first time in series history for an open test in January at Daytona ahead of the race in February. For Michael Lira, it will be his third time testing an ARCA Racing Series car at […]

ARCA Racing Series Driver Michael Lira Participating In The IMSA Roar Before The Rolex 24

Michael Lira will add to his road course racing resume January 9th-11th in an IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Ford Mustang Boss 302 in the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The annual event features the sports cars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge testing […]

December 2014

Michael Lira to Test at Daytona International Speedway

Michael Lira, the seventeen-year-old high school senior at Spruce Creek High School and professional race car driver in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is set to test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Lira will run the No. 69 Ford Fusion for Kimmel Racing. It will be Lira’s second time testing at the […]

Raul Orlandini to Test with Lira Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway

Raul Orlandini will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to test at Daytona International Speedway next weekend, December 19 – 20. Orlandini will drive the No. 59 car for Lira Motorsports. The upcoming test session at Daytona International Speedway is an important opportunity for Orlandini, as the young racer from Lima, Peru, […]

Lira Motorsports Welcomes New Driver David Levine

Lira Motorsports is excited to welcome David Levine to its driver lineup. Levine will be the newest member of Lira Motorsports, the local race team based out of Port Orange, Florida. Levine plans to run a full schedule in 2015 in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. It will be his first full season […]

October 2014

Lira Looks to Impress at the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

NASCAR’s 11th annual Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine kicks off today at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, where Michael Lira will compete in a field of 20 multicultural and female drivers for a chance to be named to the 2015 NASCAR D4D Class team.  This could potentially earn Lira a spot on a team operating […]

Michael Lira Invited to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Combine

Michael Lira, the seventeen-year-old race car driver and high school student from Port Orange, Florida, has been selected to compete for a spot in NASCAR through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) program. In recent years, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program has been a hotbed for some of the most promising young talent in […]

August 2014

Michael Lira Scores 12th-place Finish at Berlin Raceway, Ties Career Best at Track

Michael Lira, the Spruce Creek High School student and professional race car driver in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, tied his best career result at Berlin Raceway this past weekend with a 12th-place finish in the Federated Auto Parts 200.  The seventeen-year-old rookie driver for Kimmel Racing has already piloted the No. 69 […]

Michael Lira Returns to the Site of his ARCA Racing Series Debut with Fresh Confidence

Michael Lira returns to familiar territory this weekend, as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards heads to Berlin Raceway, the site of Lira’s first career ARCA start.  The seventeen-year-old Kimmel Racing rookie finished 12th in his series debut at Berlin in 2013, and now returns with a fresh sense of confidence and a wealth […]

ARCA Rookie Michael Lira Scores Top-10 Finish in Pocono Raceway Debut

After Spruce Creek High School’s Michael Lira posted the fourth fastest qualifying lap of the weekend at Pocono Raceway, ARCA race fans were eager to see if the seventeen-year-old rookie from Port Orange, Florida, had an encore performance in him for the evening’s 125-mile ModSpace 125.  Lira didn’t disappoint.  In his first career race at […]

Michael Lira Turns Fourth Fastest Qualifying Lap in Pocono Raceway Debut

Michael Lira could not have picked a bigger stage to notch his first top-5 qualifying result of the season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  Driving the No. 68 Gary Yeomans Ford Fusion for Kimmel Racing, the seventeen-year-old Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, turned the fourth fastest lap in […]

Michael Lira Heads to Pocono Raceway to Face the Biggest and Fastest Challenge of his Career

For seventeen-year-old Michael Lira, the Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, who doubles as a professional race car driver in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the upcoming ARCA race at Pocono Raceway may just be the biggest challenge of his young career. At 2.5 miles in length, the world-famous Pocono […]

July 2014

Michael Lira Teaches Young Foster Students About Racing at DCF’s Annual Foster Day Camp at Daytona International Speedway

Michael Lira spent a memorable day at Daytona International Speedway as a volunteer for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Foster Day Camp, speaking to students from the DCF Youth Program about the life of a young professional racer. “DCF at DIS” treats young foster students to a full day at Daytona International Speedway, […]

Michael Lira Scores 12th-Place Finish in Lucas Oil Raceway Debut, Prepares for First Start at Pocono Raceway

Michael Lira, the seventeen-year-old Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, and professional race car driver in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, finished 12th in his first career start at Lucas Oil Raceway. After an 18th-place qualifying run Friday afternoon, Lira lined up in row nine for the SCOTT Get Geared […]

Michael Lira Prepares for First Start at Lucas Oil Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series

Michael Lira will face yet another race track for the first time as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards heads to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, for the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care. The talented seventeen-year-old stock car racer from Port Orange, Florida, has faced an ARCA schedule […]

Michael Lira Completes First ARCA Weekend at Winchester Speedway

It was an exciting weekend of racing at Winchester Speedway for Michael Lira in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The young stock car racer and Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, showcased his impressive driving ability throughout the weekend.  Despite never having tested or raced at Winchester Speedway before – […]

Michael Lira Takes on Historic Winchester Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series

Michael Lira heads to Winchester, Indiana, this weekend as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards takes to Winchester Speedway for the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200. The talented 16-year-old racer from Port Orange, Florida, already has two top-10 finishes this season with Kimmel Racing, and he’ll be looking to add to that count as […]

June 2014

Lira Records 14th Place Finish at ARCA Race in Minnesota

Elko, Minnesota — Port Orange teenage racer Michael Lira battled his way to a 14th-place finish in the Akona 250 in the ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards at Elko Speedway in Minnesota Saturday night.  Lira’s No. 69 Gary Yeomans Ford Fusion suffered a loose spark plug wire early in the event causing the car […]

Port Orange Racer Michael Lira Prepares for ARCA Race at Elko Speedway

Michael Lira heads to Elko, Minnesota, this weekend for the the Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care at Elko Speedway.  The sixteen-year-old Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, is off to a hot start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  Driving the No. 68 Gary Yeomans Ford Fusion for […]

Michael Lira from Spruce Creek High School to Test at Pocono Raceway, Youngest Driver to Participate

At only 16 years old, Michael Lira is ready to check another world-famous race track off of his list.  This time he heads to Pocono Raceway with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  Lira, driver of the No. 68 Gary Yeomans Ford Fusion for Kimmel Racing, is the youngest driver expected to participate in […]

Michael Lira Finishes 12th in First ARCA Road Race at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Michael Lira got his first taste of road course racing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this weekend.  While the sixteen-year-old racer out of Port Orange, Florida, has faced road courses before in other series, the Great Railing 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park was the first time that he has challenged a […]

May 2014

Young Port Orange Racer Michael Lira Well Prepared for First ARCA Road Race

Drivers in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will face a unique challenge this coming weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway.  The Great Railing 150 presented by Barbera’s Autoland is the one and only road-course event of the 2014 ARCA season.  For many drivers, the transition from oval tracks to a road […]

Michael Lira Ties Season’s Best Finish at Toledo Speedway

Port Orange high school student and ARCA racing driver Michael Lira tied his best finish of the season in the Menard’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway. Lira finished ninth after starting 12th in Sunday’s race. “We held on for a strong finish,” said Lira, Driver of the No. 68 Gary Yeomans […]

Michael Lira Gives Back to Local Community, Rallies Against Texting and Driving

As a professional driver, Michael Lira knows the risks presented by distracted driving better than most, which is why he has decided to do something about it.  Lira has partnered with local personal injury attorneys Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell in a concentrated effort to promote a “Text-Free Zone” by raising awareness about the dangers of […]

April 2014

Michael Lira Completes Wild Race at Salem Speedway, Prepares for Next Event at Toledo Speedway

Sixteen-year-old race car driver Michael Lira got all he could handle this weekend at Salem Speedway.  In his second ARCA Racing Series event of the season, the Spruce Creek High School student from Port Orange, Florida, earned a top-10 qualifying spot, but hit the wall after an on-track incident during the Federated Auto Parts ARCA […]

Michael Lira Completes Impressive Test, Turns Sixth Fastest Lap at Talladega Superspeedway

Michael Lira is a rising young star in the racing world.  The sixteen-year-old from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, completed his first day of testing at Talladega Superspeedway yesterday, when the track opened its doors to the ARCA Racing Series for two full days of testing.  It was the first time that […]

Michael Lira to Test at Talladega Superspeedway

Sixteen-year-old Spruce Creek High School student and race car driver Michael Lira will be heading to Talladega Superspeedway this week to participate in two days of test sessions with the ARCA Racing Series.  It will be Lira’s first time running on the legendary Alabama race track and only his second time on a superspeedway.  Lira’s […]

Lira Posts Top-Ten Finish at Mobile International Speedway

Florida high-school student and racecar driver Michael Lira kicked off his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards racing season with a strong 9th place finish in the ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway on Saturday.  Lira started 14th and survived 11 caution periods to post the strong result in the No. 68 Gary Yeoman’s Ford Fusion. […]

Michael Lira Completes Impressive Test at Mobile, Ready for First Big ARCA Race of the Season

Michael Lira, the 16-year-old high school student and stock car racing standout from Port Orange, Florida, finished up a strong series of test sessions at Mobile International Speedway earlier this week in preparation for his first big race of the 2014 season, the ARCA Mobile 200. “We had a great test,” Lira said. “It reminded […]

Lira Bounces Back at World Series, Grabs Top 10 in Wild Race at New Smyrna

In a nail-biter of a Pro Late Model race Wednesday night, plagued with cautions and wrecks and spins, Michael Lira, the local sixteen-year-old driver from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, FL, took home his first top-10 finish of this year’s World Series.  And, he did it in a back-up car. “What back-up car?” […]

Rough start to World Series for Michael Lira Racing

It was a rough start to the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing for Michael Lira and team last night at New Smyrna Speedway. The No. 57 Gary Yeomans Ford was caught up in a wreck on the very first lap of the opening Pro Late Model event, doing substantial damage to the front […]

February 2014

Michael Lira to race in World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway

Michael Lira, the talented young racer from Port Orange, Florida, will take to the track for a full week of Pro-Late Model racing beginning February 14 at New Smyrna Speedway, as the .48-mile oval hosts the famous World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.  The annual event, which features nine consecutive nights of racing, consistently […]

Michael Lira and Kimmel Racing Gear Up for 2014

Michael Lira has a lot to be excited about in 2014. In addition to continuing his studies in the International Baccalaureate Program at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida, and defending his No. 1 state ranking in trombone competition, the talented 16-year-old stock car racer plans to run 14 races in the ARCA […]

January 2014

Michael Lira Looks to ‘Get Out the Vote’

Port Orange High School student and racing sensation Michael Lira is looking to “get out the vote” as he seeks a spot on “Team Champion” in Champion Spark Plugs “Search for a Champion.”  Internet voting is open now through February 2 and fans of the Florida driver can help him reach the next level in […]

Michael Lira Completes Morning Test Session at Daytona, Moves Up in Speed Charts

Michael Lira completed another successful test session at Daytona International Speedway this morning, mid-way through Day 2 of testing with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  In a field of nearly 50 drivers, the 16-year-old Port Orange native posted a top speed of 178.788 mph, good enough for 23rd overall. The No. 69 team […]

Lira Scheduled to Test at Daytona International Speedway

Drivers from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will descend on the “World Center of Racing” this weekend for three full days of testing at Daytona International Speedway. Among them will be the young hometown hero Michael Lira, from nearby Spruce Creek High School, who has been approved to test for the first time […]

December 2013

Super Late Model Race @ New Smyrna Speedway August 17, 2013

Saturday at Salem Speedway was the final ARCA Racing Series event for Michael for this season. Having tested at Salem earlier in the year, Michael was somewhat familiar with the very bumpy, tricky track. During the first few laps of practice the car suffered a broken shock mount. The team went to work quickly repairing […]

ARCA Racing Series @ Madison International Speedway August 26, 2013

Saturday at Salem Speedway was the final ARCA Racing Series event for Michael for this season. Having tested at Salem earlier in the year, Michael was somewhat familiar with the very bumpy, tricky track. During the first few laps of practice the car suffered a broken shock mount. The team went to work quickly repairing […]

ARCA Racing Series @ Iowa Speedway September 7, 2013

Saturday at Salem Speedway was the final ARCA Racing Series event for Michael for this season. Having tested at Salem earlier in the year, Michael was somewhat familiar with the very bumpy, tricky track. During the first few laps of practice the car suffered a broken shock mount. The team went to work quickly repairing […]

ARCA Racing Series @ Salem Speedway September 14, 2013

Saturday at Salem Speedway was the final ARCA Racing Series event for Michael for this season. Having tested at Salem earlier in the year, Michael was somewhat familiar with the very bumpy, tricky track. During the first few laps of practice the car suffered a broken shock mount. The team went to work quickly repairing […]