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MICHAEL SHANK RACING TARGETS THIRD CONSECUTIVE IMSA VICTORY

RACE: Round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

TRACK: At 2.459-miles long, the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park circuit is a challenging one – well known for its high speed segments.

DRIVERS:
No. 86 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3: Ozz Negri, Jeff Segal
No. 93 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3: Andy Lally, Katherine Legge

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:
No. 93 Acura NSX GT3: 3rd with 147 points

No. 86 Acura NSX GT3: 7th with 131 points

GOING FOR THREE: Racing with the brand-new Acura NSX GT3 in just the team’s fifth GTD-class event, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian broke through for victory as drivers Andy Lally and Katherine Legge combined to win the Detroit Grand Prix. The squad added to the win tally with a victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen when the No. 93 once again took the win last weekend as the team added another victory in a big endurance event to its record of success.

In both races, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 ran in podium contention for nearly the entire event with the good racing luck running out just shy of the finish line in both races.

A LOOK AT MSR CTMP HISTORY: With just three starts at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the Prototype category, Michael Shank Racing will visit the Canadian road course for the first time as a GTD team.

2014: Started 8th Finished 5th (Ozz Negri & John Pew in the No. 60 Ford Ecoboost Riley)
2015: Started 6th Finished 3rd (Ozz Negri & John Pew in the No. 60 Honda-Ligier)
2016: Started 7th Finished 6th (Ozz Negri & John Pew in the No. 60 Honda-Ligier)

IRONMAN OZZ: In the 2015 CTMP event, Ozz Negri delivered an Ironman performance behind the wheel of the Michael Shank Racing Honda-Ligier. Driving at the track with extensive high g-loading and long periods of steering input, the machine’s power steering failed. Despite some intense heat and the difficulty in steering, Negri powered through to keep the team in podium contention and take third at the finish. Following the race, Negri needed to be helped from the car and receive medical attention before participating in the podium ceremonies.

CTMP DRIVER HIGHLIGHTS:

Ozz Negri: Negri anchored Michael Shank Racing to a podium finish of third in 2015.

Andy Lally: With four IMSA WeatherTech starts at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Lally’s best finish of fourth came in 2013 while driving in the American Le Mans Series.

Katherine Legge: Racing with the DeltaWing program, Legge has made four starts at CTMP – including a podium finish of third in 2013.

Jeff Segal: The 2017 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event will mark Segal’s first IMSA WeatherTech race at the circuit.

Source. Sunday Group

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