TEAM

MIKE SHANK

Team Owner

Mike Shank first started racing professionally in 1989, and quickly made a name for himself, earning notice as the SCCA-Ohio Valley Region Novice Driver of the Year. He went on to take the 1996 Toyota Atlantic C2 Championship before moving up to race in the Indy Racing League.

As he gained winning experience in the car, Shank eventually retired as a driver to focus on running and growing his team and becoming a team owner.

Competing in the Champ Car Toyota Atlantic Championship, Michael Shank Racing flourished with drivers like Kenny Wilden, Sam Hornish Jr., and Johnny Rutherford finding success with the team. Wilden scored runner-up in the 1999 Toyota Atlantic Championship, and Shank won “Team Owner of the Year” twice in four years before deciding to move his team into a new direction and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2004.

Michael Shank Racing made its 250th Prototype start in the 2016 Petit Le Mans and won the event. It marked longtime team driver John Pew’s final race with the team before retiring from IMSA racing. Having competed in the top IMSA Prototype category for over 10 years, 2017 saw Mike Shank’s team enter the GTD class championship with a two-car Acura NSX GT3 effort.

In 2017, Mike Shank was awarded the Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence, presented by the Gorsline Company during the Rolex 24 event weekend. The award recognizes the team owner who demonstrates the qualities of integrity, passion for the sport, and love of cars for which Bob Snodgrass was known during his life and career.

In addition to the program that Shank managed for Acura Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech competition, 2017 saw the team achieve a new goal with a debut entry in the Indianapolis 500. Fielding the Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara with rookie driver Jack Harvey, the team impressed by overcoming several setbacks. Michael Shank Racing Crew Chief Adam Rovazzini earned the prestigious Clint Brawner Award for the group’s effort.

Mike Shank has grown his IMSA team to become one of the most prolific sports car teams in the modern era. The team has amassed over 350th sports car starts, three championship victories, three Rolex 24 Hour wins and two Petit Le Mans victories. 

In addition to the success of his IMSA program, Shank has built his team to simultaneously run in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Shank strategically ran partial INDYCAR seasons from 2019-2019 and growing to a two-car full-season effort in 2020. Shank is one of the few team owners to add Indianapolis 500 winner to his resume, with the team racing to victory in 2021 with a historic win as Helio Castroneves clinched his fourth Indy 500 win – only something three other drivers in INDYCAR history have ever done. 

  • 30-plus national victories in Formula Ford, Formula Continental, Sports 2000 and Formula Atlantic competition
  • 1999 – KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship Car Owner of the Year
  • 1999 – United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC), Can-Am Division. Co-drove a Intersport Racing Lola T98/10 in Rolex 24 at Daytona with Jon Fields, Sam Hornish Jr., and Ryan Jones. Qualified eighth and finished 42nd following mechanical problems
  • 1997 – Indy Racing League (IRL), qualified 25th and finished 13th in the Las Vegas 500 with Neinhouse Motorsports
  • 1996 – Champion, C2 Division, Player’s/Toyota Atlantic Championship
  • 1989 – SCCA-Ohio Valley Region Novice Driver of the Year
  • 2004 – Michael Shank Racing enters the GRAND-AM Series
  • 2005 – MSR secures first pole positions at Laguna Seca (CA)
  • 2006 – MSR wins first-ever GRAND-AM race at Miller Motorsports Park (UT)
  • 2012 – Won the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24
  • 2013 – Fastest lap recorded at the Daytona International Speedway by Colin Braun
  • 2016 – First entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans where they led 2 laps and finished 9th
  • 2016 – Qualified on pole and won the Petit Le Mans
  • 2017 – selected as factory Acura GTD team – fielded 2 Acura NSX GT3s
  • 2017 – Entered the Indianapolis 500 with rookie driver Jack Harvey in the No. 50 Honda Dallara
  • 2017 – selected as factory Acura GTD team – fielded 2 Acura NSX GT3s
  • 2017 – Won the Detroit Grand Prix with drivers Katherine Legge and Andy Lally to give the Acura NSX GT3 its first victory in the world
  • 2018 – three wins and five podiums on board the Acura NSX – finished second in the IMSA championship
  • 2017 – participated in six IndyCar races including the Indianapolis 500 with driver Jack Harvey
  • 2019 – crowned IMSA GTD champions with Trent Hindman & Mario Farnbacher
  • 2019 – Scored a first IndyCar podium at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with Jack Harvey
  • 2020 – MSR wins second consecutive IMSA GTD championship with Mario Farnbacher and Matt McMurry
  • 2020 – First full-season entry in the INDYCAR SERIES with Jack Harvey
  • 2021 – MSR wins Indianapolis 500 with Helio Castroneves – marks record-tying fourth Indy 500 victory for Castroneves
  • 2022 – MSR win overall Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona (10 years after first Rolex 24 overall victory) & wins Motul Petit Le Mans overall
  • 2022 – MSR Claims IMSA DPi Championship + Acura Manufacturer Championship
  • 2023 – MSR wins second consecutive Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona
  • 2023 – Makes 350th sports car start – the most prolific team in the modern era of sports car competition

JIM MEYER

Team C0-Owner

Jim Meyer joined Michael Shank Racing in April of 2017 serving as co-owner of the newly re-branded, Meyer Shank Racing. Meyer has a true passion for Motorsports and is now an integral park of the MSR operation.  As a resident of Indianapolis, Meyer has regularly attended the Indianapolis 500 for decades and has always dreamed of becoming a part of the sport.

Aside from taking on partial ownership of MSR, Meyer is the Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM. First joining SiriusXM as President of Sales and Operations in 2004, Meyer worked his way up before becoming CEO in 2013, overseeing all of the company’s operations from his New York City Headquarters. Meyer announced his retirement from SiriusXM at the end of 2020, but still is an active board member of the organization.

Prior to joining SiriusXM, Meyer held several senior management positions for nearly 25 years in consumer electronics. Meyer was the President of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company where he provided support for SiriusXM. Meyer was also the Senior Executive Vice President of Digital Media Solutions for Thomson – a worldwide leader in consumer electronics.

MARYBETH SHANK

Vice President

MaryBeth serves as Vice President of Meyer Shank Racing and is also the wife to Michael Shank. MaryBeth (“MB”) has been an integral part of the Meyer Shank Racing team since its inception in the late 90s. Although working mostly behind the scenes, MaryBeth works daily out of the MSR headquarters in Pataskala Ohio, leading the charge on all things logistics and operations.

Management

Team Manager
Jason Givens

Commercial Director
Tim Meyer

Communications Manager
Maddie Komar

Communications
Matt Cleary

Client Services Manager
Sydnee Drust

Administration
Traci Fisher

No. 66 Car Crew – Tom Blomqvist

Engineering

Race Engineer
Ron Barhorst

Strategy
George Klotz

Systems Engineer
Rusty Benson

Performance Engineer
Tyler Bell

Performance Director
Jeff Schaffner

Over The Wall

Outside Front
“Chachi”

Inside Front
Eric Creech

Outside Rear
Jacob Callahan

Inside Rear
Jeff Lyda

Airjack
Trey Givens

Fueler
Dan Bagley

Tearoffs
Rick O’Patik

Behind The Wall

Stop Sign
Ralph Lohr

Front Tire Helper
Justin Harnisfager

Rear Tire Helper
Jason Givens

Deadman
Tyler Bell

Fire Bottle

Tires
Shane Glynn

Outside Front Hose Puller
Rusty Benson

Truck Drivers

Driver
Kylee Jarman

Driver
Rick O’Patik

Driver
Dave Cline

No. 60 Car Crew – Felix Rosenqvist

Engineering

Race Engineer
Dave Seyffert

Strategy
Adam Rovazzini

Systems Engineer
Zach Chauveau

Performance Engineer
Andrew Henning

Performance Director
Jeff Schaffner

Over The Wall

Outside Front
Jimmy Looper

Inside Front
Nino Venezia

Outside Rear
Don Skinner

Inside Rear
Brendon Gerdman

Airjack
Kyle Gibson

Fueler
Frank Camacho

Tear Offs
Kylee Jarman

Behind The Wall

Stop sign
Brett Dozmatti

Front Tire Helper

Rear Tire Helper
Darin Pigg

Dead Man
Andrew Henning

Fire Bottle
John Montgomery

Tires
Kylee Jarman

Outside Front Hose Puller
Zach Chauveau

Truck Drivers

Driver
Frank Camacho

Driver
Shane Glynn

Driver
Ralph Lohr

Shop Based Crew

Shop Manager
Matt Swan

Composite / Bodywork
Josh Provens

Sub-Assembly
Steve Cleary

Facilities Staff
Trey Kennedy

Graphics Specialist
Kevin Wimer

Fabricator
Rion Kelley

Facilities Staff
Jeremiah McGreevy

Sub-Assembly
Cameron Bennet

Contact Meyer Shank Racing
3001 Etna Parkway
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Office Phone: 740.964.9998