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Shank’s perfect Le Mans warm-up
May02

Shank’s perfect Le Mans warm-up

Michael Shank Racing had the prefect preparation for its forthcoming debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by taking victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca yesterday. While the Shank squad has been to victory lane before including at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, this was the team’s first victory with the Honda-powered Ligier Le Mans LM P2-spec car. While the Mazda factory cars had dominated the weekend in Monterey, Shank’s team and...

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Daytona a heart breaker
Jan31

Daytona a heart breaker

We’ve already lost the early race leader the DeltaWing and now Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-HPD powered Ligier has dropped out the Rolex 24 at Daytona while leading. Ozz Negri was at the wheel after nine hours and 30 minutes when the experienced veteran quickly pulled the Ligier off track. Honda later confirmed an engine failure for the car which had shown dramatic pace throughout the race to date – particularly with...

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Shank the Lone Ranger
Jun26

Shank the Lone Ranger

If there is safety in numbers, Michael Shank, 48, and his eponymous Racing team live with danger. Competing for outright 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race wins, his No. 60 Curb Records Michael Shank Racing Prototype team is the only full season entry for both the Ligier chassis and the Honda engine. Yet, Shank doesn’t feel lonely. In fact, in some ways he rather enjoys going his own way. “There are a couple of challenges,”...

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Can Shank make it 6 for 6?
Jan24

Can Shank make it 6 for 6?

Michael Shank Racing have led every practice session plus qualifying for this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The big question ahead – can they make it a clean sweep and win the team’s second Rolex? Pole winner Oswaldo Negri Jr is teamed with AJ Allmendinger, John Pew and young star Matt McMurry. Negri, Allmendinger and Pew know how to win at Daytona – the trio took this race in 2012 when driving a Ford-powered...

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Manufacturer prototype battle heats up
Jan21

Manufacturer prototype battle heats up

This year’s 53rd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona is the first major race of the year in the U.S. and kicks off the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race is expected to produce a relentless battle featuring Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, BMW and Mazda powered prototypes and a pair of independent threats. Here is a brief rundown of the top Prototype class: CHEVROLET Chevrolet enters the Rolex 24 At Daytona as the defending 2014 race...

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