Michael Shank, owner of the No. 60 Ford Riley: We are as surprised about this as anyone.
Third-placed No. 60 Team in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series fined and penalized. Penalties will change the team, drivers and manufacturer standings.
Shank believes that an appeal would not change the outcome of the penalty on the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley. The infraction was based on how the motor was set up for the testing process. He hopes this process will be improved.
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Ozz Negri is still recovering from his leg injury he sustained during the off-season. MSR named Michael Valiante to contest the next two events in the Rolex Grand-Am series.
Columbian Gustavo Yacaman and Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia will drive the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley DPG3 in the remaining 11 events of the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex Series.
First practice for the GRAND-AM inaugural event at Kansas Speedway saw top teams lay down fast laps.
The first thing that central Ohio race fans will notice about the venerable No. 60 Daytona Prototype from Michael Shank Racing is that it looks a lot different than it has in years past.
The Ford powered Riley MSR team is ready to defend Rolex 24 victory after double-podium result in 2012.
The team now looks forward to the home race and the Diamond Cellar Classic at Mid-Ohio in two weeks’ time.
The Automatic Racing team took 3 BMW's to Austin, Texas for anyone to test. Ozz Negri and John Pew, 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona winners, took them up on the offer.
For the second consecutive race, John Pew was once again a powerhouse in qualifying.
The event will mark Michael Shank Racing’s 200th entry in Daytona Prototype competition.
The Ohio-based squad brings a new sponsor and a new driver line-up for the Brickyard Grand Prix event and with two strong race entries.
Michael Shank Racing fought back from a crash early in the weekend with one car, led the race convincingly with the sister machine, and then went on to take a podium finish at the checkered flag.
The weekend will be a quick and busy one for MSR as practice and qualifying is set for Saturday ahead of Sunday’s 2.75-hour race which is set to begin at 2:00 PM local time.
John Pew and Ozz Negri drove to a fifth place finish while Gustavo Yacaman and Justin Wilson teamed in the No. 6 Ford-Riley to take home sixth at the checkered flag.
Ozz Negri, John Pew, Gustavo Yacaman and Antonio Pizzonia ready for first Grand-Am event at the Austin circuit.
MSR's Michael Valiante was the fastest Ford in the Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying.