Acura and Lexus are warming the engines with less than a month before the Rolex 24 at Daytona that will serve as their debut in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The two-car Michael Shank Racing effort in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will feature striking “mirror image” black, grey and white graphics on the team’s pair of Acura NSX GT3 entries. Second-generation racer and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal will join series regulars Andy Lally and Katherine Legge in the #93 NSX GT3, joined by endurance racer Mark Wilkins. The team’s #86 Acura will feature Indy 500 and IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay alongside full-season drivers Jeff Segal and Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri, Jr.; with Tom Dyer completing the endurance race lineup.
The Lexus RC F GT3 made its official on-track in a pair of tests at Daytona International Speedway in November and December. 3GT Racing will field two RC F GT3 entries in the GTD class of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in 2017 for drivers Sage Karam and Scott Pruett in the No. 14 and Robert Alon and Jack Hawksworth in the No. 15 Lexus.