Meyer Shank Racing co-owner Mike Shank has been appointed to the board of directors of Road America, the track announced Wednesday.
Shank has been involved in motorsports for over 20 years, and is an accomplished owner for teams competing in IndyCar and IMSA.
The iconic Road America circuit has been a staple of both the NTT IndyCar Series and the IMSA SportsCar Championship for many years, and it is fitting that the track would recruit a person with experience in both forms of racing.
Shank is also known to be very directly involved in his race teams, and takes pride in the fact that he has built his teams from grassroots efforts into full-fledged programs that can compete with larger factory squads.
“I’m honored to be selected to be on the Board of Directors for Road America,” said Shank in the announcement. “This is something new for me, but I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team on initiatives for the future.
“Of course, Road America has been a staple on our racing calendars for as long as MSR has been competing, so it’s pretty cool to have an impact on such a special place.”
Road America recently completed a full track repave, its first in 27 years, which will give the four-mile course a fresh and grippy surface for next year’s races.
No changes were made to the 4.01-mile layout, and all of the track’s defining features are expected to remain as they were.
Decisions concerning the track’s future will now be guided in part by Shank, who brings new perspective and insight to the board.
IndyCar and IMSA have races scheduled at Road America in 2023, with the Sonsio Grand Prix and the IMSA SportsCar Weekend set for weekends in June and August respectively.
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