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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Continues West Coast Swing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Posted April 25, 2016 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    CONTINENTAL TIRE MONTEREY GRAND PRIX: Round 4 of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    TRACK: 2.238 miles, featuring 11 corners at the permanent road course facility located in Monterey, California

    MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA DRIVERS: John Pew and Ozz Negri  Read More »

  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Seventh at Long Beach

    Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Seventh at Long Beach

    Posted April 17, 2016 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Long Beach Grand Prix, April 2016Long Beach, Calif. (16 April 2016) – Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian held on to a seventh place finish through the streets of Long Beach on Saturday with drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri wheeling the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier to the checkered flag in the 100-minute sprint race.

    The Ohio-based squad made gains on the No. 60 machine, which featured another sleek new livery from team partner AERO Advanced Paint Technology, through the weekend but faced an uphill battle at the concrete-lined temporary street circuit. The nimble Ligier doesn’t have the power off of the corners that the drivers of the big displacement V8s of the Daytona Prototype enjoy, which left Pew and Negri fighting to keep up through each corner of the 1.968-mile course.

    “We made a lot of improvements on the car, but we just don’t have the torque that we need at a track like this,” said Pew. “I think they have to think about what to do about that in the future. You catch up to a car and do a good laptime but you just can’t pass them coming out of the corners. Dale (Wise) our engineer did a fantastic job. The car is handling well, we just tried to stay out of trouble and have a race with a decent finish.”

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Set for BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Set for BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Posted April 16, 2016 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Long Beach, Calif. (15 April 2016) – Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian will take to the streets of Long Beach, California for a 100-minute sprint race on Saturday as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stages the third round of its 2016 season.

    John Pew, who shares the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier with Ozz Negri, set a time of 1:17.513-seconds during Friday evening’s qualifying session to secure a spot on the fourth row of the grid. He will open the race before handing the car over to Negri.

    The 15-minute qualifying session was red flagged for a Daytona Prototype that had spun on track, which allowed just one attempt at a flying lap for Pew. In fact, the incident that caused the red flag occurred directly in front of the No. 60 Honda-Ligier with Team Owner Mike Shank calling it over the radio and Pew taking evasive action to avoid contact.

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Long Beach Bound for IMSA’s West Coast Swing

    Posted April 12, 2016 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    BUBBA BURGER SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX AT LONG BEACH: Round 3 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    TRACK: 1.968-mile street course, featuring 11 corners through the downtown streets of Long Beach, California.

    LONG BEACH DRIVERSJohn Pew and Ozz Negri

    livery west coast

    NEW LIVERY: Known for its stunning liveries, Michael Shank Racing has another new paint design from team partner AERO Advanced Paint Technology this weekend.

    LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION: Despite dominating early in both of the season opening rounds at Daytona and Sebring, Michael Shank Racing hasn’t had the results to show for it. The squad led 99 laps in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, only to retire during the night time hours due to engine failure. The team showed strength at Sebring, leading 34 laps and was poised for a podium result when a broken suspension saw the car retire on the final lap of the 12-hour race. Read More »

  • Michael Shank Racing’s Ozz Negri Keeps Fitness Fun

    Posted April 6, 2016 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Miami, Fla. (5 April 2016) – For Michael Shank Racing driver Ozz Negri, there’s no resting during his time away from the racetrack. The Brazilian IMSA veteran 13626325who calls Miami, Florida home, is constantly training and he uses triathlons as a way to keep in shape for his IMSA events.

    And when asked about his triathlon competitions, Negri tells us that he does them “just for fun” to prepare for his races.

    In fact, he competed in a triathlon just a week after competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and finished seventh in his age group. And while he may be doing it ‘just for fun’, Negri’s competitive nature can’t help but get the best of him at times.

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