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Shank to Run Wilson Tribute Livery at COTA

Shank to honor Justin Wilson at next IMSA race at COTA…

Photo: Michael Shank Racing

Photo: Michael Shank Racing

Michael Shank Racing has revealed a tribute livery to the late Justin Wilson on its No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda, to run at the next TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round later this month at Circuit of the Americas.

Shank posted two images of the car on Twitter on Friday afternoon, revealing Wilson’s helmet on the nose assembly and rear wing end plates of the car, with the United Kingdom flag on the engine cover shark fin.

Shank also said the team will be working to honor Wilson over the course of the weekend at COTA, including selling Wilson tribute T-shirts.

Wilson drove for the team in every Rolex 24 at Daytona bar one (2010) from 2006 through 2014, notably winning the race overall with longtime friend AJ Allmendinger and Shank’s full-season pairing of Ozz Negri and John Pew in 2012.

Wilson’s last race weekend with Shank occurred at this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, although he didn’t get to drive in the race due to the car’s accident in the opening hours.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony


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