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  • Fourth for Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in Huge Team Effort at Road America

    Fourth for Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in Huge Team Effort at Road America

    Posted August 9, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    crewElkhart Lake, Wis. (9 August 2015) – For the second race running, a valiant team effort came to the fore for Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition as the group rebounded from an early setback to score another top-five finish on Sunday.

    That teamwork from Michael Shank Racing culminated in a fourth place finish at Road America on Sunday after the team performed a massive repair to the No. 60 U.S. AutoForce Ligier JS P2 powered by Honda before the race after an issue with the fuel cell was discovered just prior to the morning warm up.

    A repair to the fuel cell that would have taken an entire day to fix back at the shop, was completed in just a matter of hours ahead of the race with every Michael Shank Racing crew member working relentlessly in order to have the car back in prime form for the drop of the green flag.

    The car was just four minutes short of making it to the grid in time for the recon lap, which per IMSA rules, required the No. 60 machine to not only start from pit lane at the tail end of the field, but also serve a drive-through penalty once the race went green.

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  • Road America Media Guide

    Road America Media Guide

    Posted August 5, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    CLICK HERE to view the 2015 Road America media guide!

  • U.S. AutoForce Joins Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian for Road America

    U.S. AutoForce Joins Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian for Road America

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

    Pataskala, Ohio (4 August 2014) – Adopting early to team with AERO Paint, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 has sported several stunning liveries from AERO since 2013.

    At Road America, the car will feature another new look in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition as U.S. AutoForce has joined the team as primary sponsor for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at the legendary Road America circuit this weekend.

    U.S. AutoForce is a leading national wholesale distribution company specializing in a broad range of major brand aftermarket automotive products including brakes, exhaust, suspension parts and all of the major tire lines. Continental Tire, a key strategic partner and premium brand distributed by U.S. AutoForce, is not only the tire of choice for the TUDOR Championship prototype teams, but also the headlining sponsor of the Road America event.

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  • Ozz Negri Earns Eye Respect ‘Spirit of the Race’ Award

    Ozz Negri Earns Eye Respect ‘Spirit of the Race’ Award

    Posted July 17, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    Pataskala, Ohio (16 July 2015) – Ozz Negri didn’t just earn some champagne spray and a new trophy with his run to third place with co-driver John Pew at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he also earned another accolade from the international audience that tunes in to IMSA Radio with host John Hindaugh as Negri was awarded the Eye Respect “Spirit of the Race” Award.

    The Spirit of the Race is a fan-voted achievement presented by IMSA Radio. Fans tweet in their nominations during each race event and the driver with the most nominations wins the award.

    Even before the news broke of the added challenge that he faced during the race, Negri was selected for his performance in what was a very challenging race for the renown triathlete.

    Just laps into Negri’s two-hour long stint, the power steering on the No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda failed, making the car nearly impossible to drive on the high-speed circuit that features high loading forces through the long duration corners.  A loss of power steering on any track would make driving difficult, but especially at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the challenge was all the more daunting.

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  • Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s Ozz Negri Perseveres to Podium Finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

    Posted July 12, 2015 By in MSR News With | Comments Off

    - Fastest lap of the race: Ozz Negri (1:10.200-seconds)
    - Stout qualifying and opening race stint from John Pew
    - The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 led 18 laps
    - Ironman, Iron Arms: Ozz Negri battles through nearly two hours without power steering and water

    podiumBowmanville, Ont. (12 July 2015) – Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian returned to the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship podium on Sunday with a brave run to third place with drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri in the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2. The third place finish marks the third podium of the season for Michael Shank Racing (2nd at Detroit & 3rd at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca), which has impressed in its first-year campaign with the Ligier-Honda combination.

    The team had high hopes for the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race visit, and with the group posting impressive times through practice and qualifying, that optimism held as the two hour and forty minute race took the green flag.

    Pew scored sixth on the grid on the strength of a qualifying session that saw him post a time just over one second behind the pole-winner. That result followed several good practice sessions in which he ran just seven tenths off the fast time. A conservative race start saw him fall back to seventh on the start before asserting himself to move up to fifth.

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