Meyer Shank Racing will continue as a two-car operation in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round in Detroit, with its No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 having been confirmed as a late addition to the grid.
Katherine Legge, who currently sits second in the GT Daytona class championship, will be joined by Mario Farnbacher for Saturday’s 100-minute race.
Legge’s regular co-driver, Alvaro Parente, is unavailable this weekend due to his Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup commitments at Paul Ricard.
It will mark the car’s fifth consecutive WeatherTech Championship start, after initially only being confirmed for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds.
Legge and Parente teamed for a second place class finish at Mid-Ohio, in what was believed to have been a one-of race at the time.
The team’s IndyCar primary sponsor, AutoNation, however, has stepped up to make the Detroit race a reality, with team co-owner Michael Shank still working to have the car complete the season.
“It is really gratifying to have the partners that we have, and I’m thrilled to have AutoNation grow its involvement to be a part of our IMSA program,” said Shank.
“The Acura NSX has been really strong this year and of course we’ve got a great record with the car in Detroit so hopefully we can get back to the podium there on Saturday with AutoNation.”
The late addition for Belle Isle sees the GTD grid grow to 12 cars and 26 entries in total for the Prototype and GTD-only round.