Long Beach, Calif. (17 April 2015) - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian will start the Tequila Patron SportsCar Showcase at Long Beach from seventh on the grid in Saturday’s 100-minute sprint race. The team arrived to Southern California looking forward to Round 3 of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as it debuts the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 at the track that holds over 40 years of racing history.
John Pew, who shares the No. 60 Honda Ligier JS P2 with Ozz Negri, took to qualifying for the first time this season with Negri having qualified the car at both Daytona and Sebring.
Just two practices were held on Friday prior to the 15-minute qualifying session and the Michael Shank Racing squad worked through some small issues on the car throughout the short amount of track time. The team made big gains on the car from the early morning practice session all the way up through the evening qualifying session.