Meyer Shank Racing Penalties Issued with Rolex 24 Win
After the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura crossed the finish line for the final time at the Rolex 24 the team garage was full of celebration and excitement. Unfortunately 5 weeks later that celebration was accompanied by a dark cloud. On March 8th 2023, IMSA revealed that the Meyer Shank Racing team had run their tire below the minimum threshold set by Michelin and the team was actively manipulating tire pressure data during the race that is reported to IMSA. The tire pressure data manipulation was reported by Honda Performance Development themselves which may have impacted the punishment that followed.
The penalties were as follows:
-Loss of 200 team and driver points in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship
-Loss of all team and driver IMA Michelin Endurance Cup points
-Loss of Rolex 24 prize money coupled with a $50,000 fine
-Mike Shank placed on probation through June 30 2023
-Team Engineer Ryan McCarthy had his IMSA annual credentials revoked and IMSA membership suspended indefinitely
Meyer Shank Racing has accepted full responsibility for the issue and is looking forward to the 12 hours of Sebring to put this incident behind them. Fortunately for Meyer Shank Racing the win was not stripped and the drivers will get to keep their Daytona Rolex timepieces. Rival Acura team Wayne Taylor Racing assumes first place in the GTP championship standings and all other teams move up one place leaving Meyer Shank Racing in last place with 0 points.