January 20, 2022 –
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will sponsor International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) driver Michael Lewis for the 2022 season.
“We are excited to be teaming up again with Michael as we celebrate 50 years of ASE,” said Tom Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “Michael has been a great ambassador for ASE. This year, his race gear will feature ASE’s commemorative 50th anniversary logo and because he and his teammate Taylor Hagler are the defending IMSA champions, we are anticipating a tremendous season of racing for Michael, his race team and ASE.”
Throughout the 2022 season, the ASE 50th anniversary logo will be displayed prominently on Lewis’s race gear. In addition, Lewis will represent ASE at select functions, events and media interviews in conjunction with the race schedule.
“It is an honor to have ASE support us this season competing in IMSA with Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai,” said Lewis. “ASE has been with my racing career since the beginning when I started in quarter midgets, and to have the famous ‘Blue Seal’ on my race gear once again during the 50th Anniversary of the company is really special. It gives us the chance to recognize all the ASE certified service professionals that work so hard. We will be working hard to get more wins for ASE this year in our No. 1 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Elantra N race car in IMSA.”
In 2021, Lewis and Hagler teamed up to capture the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC) title. The 2022 season kicks off with the season opening test days, the “Roar Before the Rolex 24,” at Daytona International Speedway, Jan. 21-23. Round one of the 2022 IMPC season takes place the following weekend with the BMW Endurance Challenge, a four-hour race during the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona race weekend on Friday, Jan. 28.