Michael Shank Racing press release.
PATASKALA, Ohio (August 1, 2017) – As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship enters its final stretch of the 2017 season at Road America this weekend, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian has once again ramped up the look of its two Acura NSX GT3 machines with a brand new scheme.
The colors are all new and reflect those of the Acura NSX GT3 road car.
Each car features a sleek chrome look to it – with the No. 93 blue, and the No. 86 red. Both colors are similar to that of the OEM color of the Acura NSX GT3 road car – Nouvelle Blue Pearl and Valencia Red Pearl.
Several of Michael Shank Racing’s previous liveries through the years have displayed a chrome look and is highly popular with fans of the Ohio-based team. Once again, AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology has created a Liquid Metal™ series livery for the Michael Shank Racing cars.
“We’re really excited about this livery,” offered Team Owner Mike Shank. “From the racing world to the street car world, these are very popular OEM colors. The chrome look to them is eye-catching and they look great. AERO once again hit it out of the park for us. It’s very clean and simple this time. We will have one more scheme before we are done this year!”
Already having taken the Acura GT3 machine from its IMSA debut in January to a race winner in June, Michael Shank Racing is firmly focused on a strong run through the final four events of the 2017 season. That string of races will kick off at Road America this weekend.
Michael Shank Racing’s recent results have not only boosted the team’s rank in the championship standings, but has also put Acura right in the thick of the manufacturer’s championship battle. Acura is just six points out of the manufacturer’s championship lead and just three points out of second.
Following the Road America event, Michael Shank Racing will then travel to Virginia International Raceway (August 25-27) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (September 22-24) before heading to the season-finale Petit Le Mans (October 7), where the squad won last year.
Images courtesy of Michael Shank Racing/Kevin Wimer