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MSR to Attempt to Repair Acura NSX GT3

Michael Shank Racing to attempt to repair Acura NSX GT3 after heavy crash…

Photo: John Dagys

Michael Shank Racing is attempting to repair its Acura NSX GT3 following Justin Marks’ heavy accident in practice for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The GT Daytona class contender, which sustained significant front-end damage, was initially understood to have been ruled out for the weekend, but work has since resumed, in an effort to put Marks, Lawson Aschenbach and Mario Farnbacher on the grid.

While the team had evaluated multiple options, including sourcing a spare car or placing full-season drivers Marks and Aschenbach in another car for the race, an Acura spokesperson confirmed that an effort is being made to instead make repairs to the damaged chassis.

Sportscar365 understands that additional parts are being overnighted from Ohio to Sebring to complete the rebuild of the front frame, which was severely damaged following rear bake failure for Marks.

It’s unclear if the car would be ready for qualifying tomorrow, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m., or whether it could return to action in time for warmup on Saturday morning.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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