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Lawson Aschenbach

No. 93 Acura NSX GT3


Date of Birth: November 22, 1983
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, MD
Resides: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Lawson Aschenbach is ready to translate his momentum from earning his third Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship last season into the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Michael Shank Racing.

Aschenbach has been an ace in sports car competition, winning four PWC championships, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo ProAm World Championship as well as the 2010 ST class Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship. Last season, Aschenbach competed in the IMSA GTD category, giving Stevenson Motorsports its first GTD class victory at CTMP.

Outside of racing, Aschenbach lives an active lifestyle in sunny Florida and spends as much time as he can with his wife and young daughter.

Justin Marks

No. 93 Acura NSX GT3


Date of Birth: March 25, 1981
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Resides: Loomis, CA

Justin Marks is an all-around talent with both sports car and stock car experience. Marks’ sports car career includes a Rolex 24 At Daytona win in 2009 competing in the GT class. Marks continued his success at the sports car level with eight total GRAND-AM race victories.

Marks not only has made a name for himself as a sports car racing ace, but he also has an established winning career in both NASCAR Xfinity as well as ARCA competition. This year Marks is looking forward to partnering up with longtime friend, Lawson Aschenbach, to bring the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 machine to victory circle.

The race track is not the only place where Marks has found success, the St. Louis-native has followed in his family’s entrepreneurial footsteps and has taken to business on the side after studying sports marketing in college. Marks currently owns the renowned North-Carolina karting facility, GoPro Motorplex.

Alvaro Parente

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3


Date of Birth: October 4, 1984
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Resides: Porto, Portugal

Alvaro Parente has a colorful racing career with experience in many different series around the world. Parente got his start racing in F3 where he competed in the Spanish, British and European F3 series. Parente then transitioned into the Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2 series, which drove him to a Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2007 as well as crowned as the first Portuguese driver to win a GP2 race.

Since making the transition to racing stateside, Parente competed as a factory McLaren driver where he scored a victory at the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour along with the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GT class championship.

Katherine Legge

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3


Date of Birth: July 12, 1980
Birthplace: Guildford, England
Resides: Atlanta, Georgia

Katherine Legge will be returning to Michael Shank Racing in 2018 and looks forward to drawing on her experience and knowledge of the Acura NSX GT3 machine’s first ever IMSA season. Last year, Legge scored back-to-back IMSA GTD victories at Detroit and Watkins Glen along with two additional podium finishes at CTMP and Mazda Raceway.

Throughout her ever budding career in Motorsports, Legge has a long list of accomplishments including; first female to complete and lead a Champ Car race, first woman to win a major open wheel race as well as first to be a part of Audi’s factory DTM program from 2008 to 2010 before making her first IndyCar start in 2012.

Mario Farnbacher

No. 93 Acura NSX GT3


Birth Date: May 14, 1992
Birthplace: Ansbach, Germany
Resides: Lichtenau, Germany

As the reigning IMSA Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup GTD class champion, Mario Farnbacher brings a lot to the table. Just last year, Farnbacher only placed outside of the top five once at the big five IMSA endurance races, which included a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring along with a podium finish at the Rolex 24.

In addition to his accomplishments in IMSA competition, Farnbacher made his debut in the International GT Open series, closing out the season with two victories and four podium finishes. Farnbacher has also found success in the VLN series where he scored the SPX-class championship driving a Lexus in 2016.

Farnbacher descends from a strong lineage of racers beginning with his father and his uncle who started Farnbacher Motorsport in 1992, the same year Mario was born. The team continues to be active and competitive with its International GT Open campaign.

Côme Ledogar

No. 93 Acura NSX GT3


Birth Date: May 23, 1991
Birthplace: Annecy, France
Resides: Lyon, France

After setting the stage with an incredible racing career in Europe, Côme Ledogar will be taking his talent Stateside as he will contest in his first Rolex 24 Hour event. Ledogar first saw success as he competed in a one-made Porsche Cup series where he scored the 2014 French Carerra Cup championship with six wins and six pole positions.

The Frenchman built on that success with an additional two championships in 2016, clinching the Blancpain Endurance Series and Porsche Carrera Cup Italia. Working as a factory McLaren driver for the past two years, Ledogar also drove to a podium result at the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour event.

Trent Hindman

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3


Date of Birth: September 20, 1995
Birthplace: Ocean Township, NJ
Resides: Ocean Township, NJ

Trent Hindman may be a young talent, but he has the drive and motivation to back up his exceptionally successful career in racing. Starting as a karting champ, it was easy to see Hindman’s bright future in the professional ranks. Hindman began his career in open wheel cars, competing in the Skip Barber Racing School, Formula Ford and USF2000.

2013 marked Hindman’s switch to sports car racing where he competed with Fall-Line Motorsports and became the youngest pole position winner in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) history. Hindman didn’t stop there; the following season he became the youngest driver to win a CTSC championship at only 19-years old. Following suit to his success, Hindman became an official BMW Motorsport Junior Driver.

Just this past race season, Hindman has one of the most highlighted racing careers in the sport, where he competed in the CTSC, Lamborghini Super Trofeo (LST) North American Championship as well as challenged his first ever start in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The year resulted in a LST Pro class championship, a podium result in his first WeatherTech GTD outing and a big championship win at the LST World Finals in Imola.

AJ Allmendinger

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3


Birth Date: December 16, 1981
Birthplace: Los Gatos, CA
Resides: Charlotte, NC

Where do we even begin with A.J. Allmendinger?? A true member of the Michael Shank Racing family, Allmendinger has been a part of the team’s growth for over a decade of competition. Allmendinger currently has 11 Rolex 24 starts with MSR, and his first entry resulted in a podium finish in 2006. Allmendinger’s success in sports car racing lead to a Rolex 24 win in 2012, also the first Rolex win for Michael Shank Racing.

With over 300 career race starts, Allmendinger will draw on both his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and sports car competition experience to bring home another win for MSR at the 2018 Rolex 24.

Jack Harvey

No. 60 SiriusXM / AutoNation IndyCar


Birth Date: April 15, 1993
Birthplace: Bassingham Lincolnshire, England
Resides: Indianapolis, IN

Harvey joined Michael Shank Racing last season as both Harvey and MSR embarked in their first Indy500 effort. Harvey will now take on a new journey with Michael Shank Racing as they will enter in a partial 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign. Harvey has scored F3 Championship honors in 2012 ahead of his move to race Stateside and also earned runner-up in the Indy Lights championship twice with six race victories for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM). After making his IndyCar debut with Michael Shank Racing in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, Harvey returned to the cockpit of a Honda-powered machine for the final two IndyCar races of the 2017 season at Watkins Glen and Sonoma with SPM.

This year, Harvey will campaign the No. 60 SiriusXM / AutoNation Honda IndyCar at the following IndyCar events: St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Indianapolis 500, Mid-Ohio, Portland and Sonoma.

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