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05/01/2016 - MSR with Curb/Agajanian Victorious in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
Monterey, Calif. - After showing remarkable speed and leading over a hundred laps at Daytona and Sebring to open the season, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian broke through to deliver the result that the team had been targeting on Sunday with a huge victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Michael Shank Racing drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri drove to a convincing win in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda. It was the first win for the team since its victory in the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona when the Pataskala, Ohio-based team stood atop the Daytona podium in the 50th Anniversary running of the event.
04/30/2016 - MSR with Curb/Agajanian Ready to Sprint in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
Monterey, Calif. - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian is ready the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda on Sunday in a two-hour sprint race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After setting the third quickest time in each of the three practice sessions held ahead of Saturday’s 15-minute qualifying run, Michael Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda-Ligier JS P2 shared by John Pew and Ozz Negri, will start the race from eighth on the in the 24 car combined GTLM and Prototype class grid.
04/26/2016 - MSR with Curb/Agajanian Continues West Coast Swing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION: Despite dominating early in both of the season opening rounds at Daytona and Sebring, Michael Shank Racing hasn’t had the results to show for it. The squad led 99 laps in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, only to retire during the night time hours due to an engine failure. The team showed strength at Sebring, leading 34 laps and was poised for a podium result when a broken suspension saw the car retire on the final lap of the 12-hour race.
04/16/2016 - Michael Shank Racing Seventh at Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif. - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian held on to a seventh place finish through the streets of Long Beach on Saturday with drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri wheeling the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier to the checkered flag in the 100-minute sprint race. The Ohio-based squad made gains on the No. 60 machine, which featured another sleek new livery from team partner AERO Advanced Paint Technology, through the weekend but faced an uphill battle at the concrete-lined temporary street circuit.
04/15/2016 - Michael Shank Racing Set for BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif. - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian will take to the streets of Long Beach, California for a 100-minute sprint race on Saturday as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stages the third round of its 2016 season.
John Pew, who shares the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier with Ozz Negri, set a time of 1:17.513 seconds during Friday evening's qualifying session to secure a spot on the fourth row of the grid. He will open the race beforehanding the car over to negri.
04/14/2016 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Long Beach Bound for IMSA’s West Coast Swing
LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION: Despite dominating early in both of the season opening rounds at Daytona and Sebring, Michael Shank Racing hasn’t had the results to show for it. The squad led 99 laps in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, only to retire during the night time hours due to engine failure. The team showed strength at Sebring, leading 34 laps and was poised for a podium result when a broken suspension saw the car retire on the final lap of the 12-hour race.
03/19/2016 - MSR with Curb/Agajanian Puts Forth Big Team Effort in Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Sebring, Fla. - The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend was quite a rollercoaster ride for the Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian squad in Round 2 of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as they took home a seventh place result at the checkered flag of the endurance classic. The team worked late into the night on Thursday to make repairs to the car after a significant crash during night practice. Exemplifying the team’s ‘never give up’ attitude, Michael Shank Racing rebounded in a big way with Olivier Pla putting the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Honda Ligier P2 on the pole.
03/18/2016 - Perseverance Pays Off as Pla Puts MSR with Curb/Agajanian on Pole at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. - A mammoth team effort from Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in which the team worked through the night to make repairs on the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Honda Ligier JS P2 after a practice crash came full circle as Olivier Pla claimed the pole position for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The pole position is the fourth overall for Michael Shank Racing and the second consecutive Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring pole for Pla.

03/14/2016 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Set for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

LOOKING FOR SEBRING REDEMPTION: After qualifying fourth with the No. 60 Honda-Ligier last year, a crash took the Michael Shank Racing team out of the race just 46 laps into the 12-hour event. With the team and car now stronger than ever, Michael Shank Racing is looking for redemption at Sebring International Raceway in 2016.

01/31/2016 - Heartbreak for Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in Rolex 24 At Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Setting a race-leading pace as the team looked to win a second title at the “World Center of Racing,” Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian delivered an impressive performance in the opening 285 laps of the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona. With new and returning commercial partnerships including Curb Records, Tire Kingdom, Florida Lottery, and Zak Products joining the No. 60 Honda-Ligier effort for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the event was a highly anticipated one for the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona champion team and its drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, AJ Allmendinger, and Olivier Pla.

01/28/2016 - Ozz Negri Puts Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Third on Rolex 24 Grid

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian will start the 54th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona from third on the grid on Saturday after driver Ozz Negri braved some treacherous track conditions on Thursday in the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Honda-Ligier to post a fast lap time of 2:07.432-seconds.

01/25/2016 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Looking to Return to Rolex 24 Podium

Pataskala, Ohio - Every IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is important. But for Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian, there is something special about the Rolex 24 At Daytona.  The Ohio-based squad has stood on the Rolex 24 At Daytona podium four times, including the team’s big win in the 50th Anniversary event in 2012. This year, Michael Shank Racing eyes a return to the revered Daytona podium

01/10/2016 - MSR with Curb/Agajanian Completes Successful Test at Daytona’s ‘Roar Before the 24’

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian kicked off the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign over the weekend at the annual ‘Roar Before the 24’ test days held at Daytona International Speedway. The Ohio-based team completed seven on track sessions with drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, AJ Allmendinger and Olivier Pla all posting competitive lap times at the 3.56-mile roval circuit.

01/08/2016 - Michael Shank Racing Sets Plans for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

Daytona Beach, Fl - Building on two decades of North American-based competition, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian has committed to taking on a new challenge on the global stage in 2016. The Ohio-based team announced its plans on Friday for a debut outing in the fabled 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17, 2016. The invitation-only race was first run in 1923 and is staged on the Circuit de Le Sarthe, an 8.3-mile track that is a combination of public roads and a permanent race circuit. 

01/07/2016 - Michael Shank Racing Adds Olivier Pla to North American Endurance Cup Line-Up

Pataskala, Ohio - Adding equal parts speed and experience to an already stout driver line up, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian announces that Olivier Pla will join the team for the four-round North American Endurance Cup as part of its 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign. The talented French racing driver comes to the team with extensive experience in P2 machinery – particularly with the Honda-powered Ligier platform that Michael Shank Racing utilizes. Pla will join Rolex 24 At Daytona champions John Pew, Ozz Negri and AJ Allmendinger in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.

11/18/2015 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Completes Test at Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Just six weeks following the final race of 2015, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian was already back in action at Daytona International Speedway this week in preparation for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Full-season drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri as well as Rolex 24 at Daytona driver AJ Allmendinger were on hand for the two-day test at the 3.56-mile roval course as the team took its first laps with its new Honda 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 Prototype engine. Michael Shank Racing also received a brand new tub from Ligier prior to the test.

11/12/2015 - Michael Shank Racing Set for IMSA Test at Daytona International Speedway

Pataskala, Ohio - With the 2015 race season having come to a close just one month ago, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian has already been hard at work prepping for its 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign. The upcoming two-day IMSA test at Daytona International Speedway (November 17-18) marks the first opportunity for on-track action as the test is the first of the 2016 IMSA championship season.