Daytona Prototype for Rolex 24 before moving to all-new JS P2 Ligier Prototype for Sebring and beyond
Pataskala, Ohio (7 November 2014) – Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian will return to IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition in 2015, with longtime Shank drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri teaming up for a full-season campaign in the top Prototype class.
“This is really exciting news for me and this entire team,” said Shank. “Getting John and Ozz back, I think we’ve got all the tools we need to be successful in 2015.”
The Ohio-based team will utilize the familiar Riley/EcoBoost Daytona Prototype combination for the season opening 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona as Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian pursues a second victory in the prestigious endurance race. The organization won the 2012 event with Pew and Negri who were joined by AJ Allmendinger and Justin Wilson.
The second round of the 2015 TUDOR Championship at Sebring International Raceway will see the Shank squad arrive with a new technical package, moving to the Ligier JS P2 Prototype. The closed-cockpit Prototype was constructed by Onroak Automotive, making its competition debut in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans before winning the Six Hours of Fuji in October and the Six Hours of Shanghai in FIA World Endurance Championship competition last weekend.
“I’m very happy to be returning to race for Mike (Shank) again,” said Pew, who has raced for Michael Shank Racing since 2007. “We’re thrilled to be back to contest for the 2015 TUDOR Championship, and having the opportunity to move to the new Ligier JS P2 is very exciting. The Michael Shank Racing team works so hard at the track as well as away from it and I know they’ll be working hard over the off season to have us as prepared as ever for the new season. Driving with Ozz is great. He continues to push me and everyone else on the team to succeed and we’re even more motivated to do so this year.”