Ritchie Lewis, Board Member – Director

Fernandina Beach, FL


Born in 1965, Folkston, GA and raised in Waycross, GA, by his parents, Ken and Latrell Lewis, Ritchie Lewis grew up attending Millwood Baptist Church, where his father, Ken Lewis preached. In 1983, Ritchie graduated from Ware County High School, in Waycross, GA.

Growing up with a passion for racing, hunting and fishing, not long after graduating high school, he became the Senior Park Ranger of the Okefenokee Swamp Park, at Stephen Foster State Park, while also attending part time at Georgia Southern.

In 1988, Ritchie and his family moved to Anderson, SC, where he was working as a Certified Master Facilitator of High Performance Work Teams, when he volunteered to hang banners for the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series.

1997 was the year that the “rubber met the road”. Ritchie was finally working full time and exclusively – in racing. His titles would include: Pit Steward, Technical Director, and eventually, the Series Director.

Ritchie’s resume would later include:

  1. Director of the Xtreme Dirt Racing Series
  2. NASCAR Official
  3. Manager of Hoosier Tire South
  4. Director of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
  5. Director of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
  6. Also involved with the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series.

Ritchie Lewis is currently the Director of Race Operations for Lucas Oil Products and is a current board member of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame

In 2018, Ritchie was honored to receive the “Mike Swims Award of Excellence”, an award he helped to create, years earlier, to recognize excellence within the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series community.

Ritchie Lewis and his wife Sheila live in Fernandina Beach, FL and attend church at Fernandina Beach First Baptist Church. Along with supporting Racers For Christ they also support Dirt Racing Outreach.