DRIVERS

Jackie Heinricher

No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


Date of Birth: February 17
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Resides: Hailey, ID

MSR welcomes Jackie Heinricher to compete in the full season entry in the No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 Evo. Heinricher is an accomplished driver who competed in several different championships over the last few years.

Heinricher has experience in the Ferrari Challenge, RedBull Global Rally Cross Championship as well as the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series. Heinricher took the honor as the first female to compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series as well as be a part of the first all-female pairing in the Trofeo series in 2017.

Aside from her racing career, Heinricher is an accomplished biotechnician, and serves as Founder and CEO of successful biotech company, BooShoot Technology which looks to develop new plant micropropagation science leading innovative forestry, agriculture, and pulp invention. Due to her hard work and success, Heinricher has been featured in the Seattle Times, New York Times, NPR, and Reader’s Digest. To add to her already impressive resume Heinricher also served in the United States Air Force as a medic.

Katherine Legge

No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


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

Returning for her third season with MSR, Katherine Legge has shown growth and confidence behind the wheel of the Acura NSX GT3 platform. Legge is a four time GTD winner in the Acura NSX with MSR as well as holds the current GT3 track record at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca after posting a 2018 qualifying flyer of 1:24.456-seconds. Along with her 2019 IMSA campaign with MSR, Legge will also be competing in the Jaguar eTrophy series in a Jaguar I-Pace.

After nearly clinching the 2018 driver championship, Legge is back with MSR with one goal in mind – to grab that championship trophy. Legge’s career as awarded her with several big accomplishment such as being the first female to lead an ALMS race (2013) as well as be the first female to lead a lap in Champ Car.

On the rare occasion when Legge is not at a race track, either racing herself or coaching other drivers, she enjoys staying active and participating in Triathlons.

Bia Figueiredo

No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


Birth Date: March 18
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Resides: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Beatriz Figueiredo, or Bia Figueiredo for short, has a varied career in Motorsports, dabbling in several different series. Getting her start in open wheel racing, Figueiredo became the first woman to win an Indy Lights race after a big victory in Nashville in 2008. Figueiredo went on to secure the Indy Lights Rising Star Award that year as well as the 2009 Most Popular Indy Lights Driver Award.

Figueiredo made her debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2010 and went on to compete in the series for four years. During her 2010 Indianapolis 500 outing Figueiredo was the Best Qualifying Rookie, starting 14th. The Brazilian was the first female to make the grid and race the Indianapolis 500, as well as compete in a full IndyCar championship. The last four years, Figueiredo has competed in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship.

Outside of racing Figueiredo enjoys spending time in Rio de Janeiro where she resides. She enjoys being out on the water on seaboats as well as on her monocycle.

Simona De Silvestro

No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


Date of Birth: September 1
Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland
Resides: Zurich, Switzerland

Simona De Silvestro hails from Switzerland and has made an impressive name for herself in the Motorsports world. De Silvestro’s career began in open wheel competition in the Toyota Atlantics series where she won the Long Beach event in 2008 and went on to finish third in the championship that year.

De Silvestro made her IndyCar debut in 2010 and won the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award as well as the Tony Renna Rising Star Award that same year. The Swiss driver claimed the fastest IndyCar lap in Sao Paulo in 2011 and drove to her first IndyCar podium in 2013. De Silvestro has also competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times.

Moving into the Formula E series in 2016, De Silvestro was the first woman to score points in a Formula E race at Long Beach. De Silvestro also impressively is a four time Bathurst 1000 entrant. She currently competes full time in the Australian Super Cars Championship as an official driver for Nissan Motorsports.

Trent Hindman

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


Birth Date: September 20
Birthplace: Neptune, NJ
Resides: Ocean Township, NJ

Trent Hindman will be joining back up with Meyer Shank Racing for the 2019 season, but this time in a full season seat. Hindman previously ran for MSR in the Daytona, Sebring and Petit Le Mans rounds during the 2018 season which included a pair of second place finishes at both Daytona and Petit.

Hindman has produced an exceptional career for himself at a young age. Making the jump to sports car competition, Hindman quickly made a name for himself, becoming the youngest pole position winner in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (then Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge) as well as the youngest driver to win a Michelin Pilot Challenge championship at just 19 years old.

In 2017, Hindman was a standout, competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, Michelin Pilot Challenge and took part in his first ever IMSA WeatherTech event. That year produced a Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pro Class championship, a podium at his first ever IMSA WeatherTech GTD outing (Lime Rock) and a win at the Lamborghini World Finals in Imola.

Mario Farnbacher

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


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

Mario Farnbacher will see his return to Meyer Shank Racing as he pairs with Hindman for the full season. Farnbacher, who was originally slotted for the endurance cup rounds in 2018, joined the team for an additional two races at Detroit and VIR. Farnbacher produced a win at Detroit co-driving with Katherine Legge along with a third place finish at VIR.

Farnbacher brings an immense amount of talent to MSR having won the GTD Michelin Endurance Cup in 2017 which included a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring along with a podium finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Also competing in Europe, Farnbacher raced in the International GT Open Series, with two victories and four podium finishes. Farnbacher also claimed the 2016 VLN series SPX-class championship.

Justin Marks

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


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

Justin Marks is an all-around talent with both sports car and stock car experience. Marks has stood on the top of the podium for the ‘greatest spectacle in racing,’ with a 2009 Rolex 24 At Daytona GT win. Last year, Marks also claimed a podium finish with Meyer Shank Racing in Detroit with the Acura NSX GT3.

Marks has not only shown that he is a sports car ace, but he also has an established winning career in both NASCAR Xfinity and ARCA competition which included a big Xfinity win at Mid-Ohio in 2016.

Outside of the race track, Marks has followed in his family’s entrepreneurial footsteps and has taken to the business side of the sport having studied marketing in college. Marks is currently the owner and designer of the renowned North-Carolina karting facility, GoPro Motorplex.

Marks will return to Meyer Shank Racing for the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds – Rolex 24 At Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans – in 2019.

AJ Allmendinger

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo


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

Allmendinger is a true legend under the Meyer Shank Racing banner and will compete in his 13th Rolex 24 At Daytona with the team in 2019. With over a decade’s worth of competition, Allmendinger knows what it takes to win at Daytona.

The American-ace has led laps in every Rolex 24 At Daytona that he has competed in and drove to a big 2012 win, which also marked MSR’s first overall Rolex victory. Allmendinger has a podium finish (2nd) in his first ever entry into the event in 2006, a third place finish in 2013 and most recently claimed second in the GTD standings in the 2018 edition of the race.

2018 marked Allmendinger’s first Rolex 24 At Daytona competing in a GTD car and will once again join MSR in the GT field as he aims for his second Rolex victory.

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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