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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Delivers Podium Performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Delivers Podium Performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Posted May 4, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Notes:
    - John Pew takes best-ever qualifying result on track where he made his Prototype debut with Michael Shank Racing in 2007
    - Michael Shank Racing has finished on the podium at least once every year since moving to sports car racing in 2004.
    - The team has four race victories including the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
    - Fourth race with new Honda powered Ligier JS P2 as the team once again (Daytona International Speedway, January 2015) sets the fastest lap of the race

    Monterey, Calif. (3 May 2015) – Racing on a track that has been the scene of some good history for the team, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajainian overcame contact from another Prototype to score a podium finish at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda.

    Michael Shank Racing drivers Ozz Negri and John Pew combined in the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 for a run to third place in Round 4 of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The result marks the team’s best finish of the 2015 season to date since debuting the new Honda Ligier platform in the season-opening round at Daytona.

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Brings History to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Brings History to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Posted April 28, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

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    Pataskala, Ohio (28 April 2015) – With the iconic corkscrew corners, passionate and knowledgeable race fans, and proximity to some of the best seafood dining on the calendar, the annual visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a highlight for all of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams.

    But potentially none more so than Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian and drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri. The team has experienced some significant breakthroughs on the circuit, and is anticipating another big weekend again this year.

    This Sunday’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda will mark the debut outing for Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-powered Ligier at the track. The team has high expectations for the LMP2-based Prototype, which figures to make the most of its downforce package on the twisty 2.238-mile circuit.

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

    Posted April 19, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Long Beach, Calif. (18 April 2015) – Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian scored a sixth place finish on the streets of Long Beach on Saturday after 100-minutes of intense racing. Drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri completed the first sprint event of the season with the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier in Round 3 of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

    Having opened the 2015 TUDOR Championship with the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, teams approached the sprint event with a different mindset. With just 1 hour and 40 minutes of running, different strategies were put into play in a race that ran caution-free for the second year in a row.

    Pew opened the race from seventh on the grid and kept the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier clean through the opening 30 minutes. At the 35-minute mark the Michael Shank Racing team opted to take a gamble on strategy and pit for fuel, tires, and a driver change with hopes that a full course caution would then bunch the field and put Negri in strong position for the run to the finish.

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Set for Long Beach Sprint

    Posted April 18, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    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.

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Bound for Long Beach

    Posted April 15, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    camo bluePataskala, Ohio (15 April 2015) – Looking to convert some impressive speed into solid results, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian travels 2,300 miles West from its race shop in Pataskala, Ohio this weekend to the Streets of Long Beach, California for the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach. It marks Round 3 of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the first sprint race of the season.

    The 2015 championship opened with the two longest endurance races on the IMSA Calendar – the Rolex 24 and Sebring 12 – so the street sprint will be a change in gears for Michael Shank Racing drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri as they rev up for a 100-minute race through the downtown Long Beach streets.

    Michael Shank Racing looks to rebound from a frustrating finish in the previous event at Sebring one month ago when the No. 60 machine sustained heavy damage in a crash and retired from the race early. Long Beach could be an ideal place to do just that, as the race is a favorite among fans and teams alike.

    Boasting nearly 40 years of history, the Long Beach event is a highly anticipated one. The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 will sport a new livery, featuring the classic Michael Shank Racing blue with a unique camo design.

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