tWelcome to At Speed with Michael Shank and Tim May presented by Rocky Fork Company. This is a podcast centering on the exploits of Meyer Shank Racing and branching into discussions about the IndyCar Series and IMSA sports car series in particular, and all auto racing in general. What makes this interesting is Shank, former driver turned full-time team owner in the late 1990s, has never shied from speaking his mind. And his relationship with May, who started covering motorsports in the early 1980s, goes back decades. Special thanks to Rocky Fork Company for making this podcast possible.
Full speed toward the present and the future
Things are hopping and popping for Mike Shank and his Meyer Shank Racing Team these days. The Acura NSX portion seems headed toward another season title is it competes this week and at Mid-Ohio sports car course. The IndyCar team will run a double-header next weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And it was announced this week that MSR will be one of two teams running the new Acura prototype in the IMSA series next year, and perhaps at Le Mans in the future plus the team is about to break ground on a new 50 thousand square foot headquarters. Lots to talk about in this week's At Speed Podcast.
Back Home Again At Mid-Ohio
IndyCar is headed to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for a doubleheader this weekend, postponed from early August due to Covid 19 restrictions, and the Meyer Shank Racing team with driver Jack Harvey is pumped for what amounts to its home event, as team founder Mike Shank reveals in this latest At Speed Podcast. Based on many reasons, Shank thinks his Pataskala, Ohio-based squad has a shot at victory -- perhaps two victories -- on the demanding, tight road course. Also we visit with New Albany, Ohio-based driver Braden Eves, a rising talent who won at Mid-Ohio in the Indy Pro 2000 series back in July and was looking forward to his return before a scary crash on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last week left him injured and on the sideline for this weekend's races.
Sato wins Indy 500 but for MSR, 9th not bad
Mike Shank has never left any doubt that his Meyer Shank Racing team with driver Jack Harvey is in the Indy 500 because it wants to win It. But in the wake of Takuma Sato of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing winning the 104th 500, Shank and his team co-owner Jim Meyer found solace and their team's highest finish ever, 9th.
Indy 500: Meyer Shank Racing is ready to roll
With the start of the 104th Indianapolis 500 just hours away, Mike Shank believes his Meyer Shank Racing team with driver Jack Harvey is primed to compete. But so are a lot of others, as we touch on in this special pre-race edition of the At Speed Podcast.
Rolling with the Indy punch
The Meyer Shank Racing entry for the 104th Indianapolis 500 wasn't up to the speed expected by driver Jack Harvey and team owner Mike Shank on Saturday -- a couple mph short is huge in the modern game. But while Shank worked to get to the bottom of it, the team's focus turned quickly to the main event, Sunday's 500, in which Harvey will start 20th.
It's time to go (really) fast at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
With qualifying just hours away for the 104th Indianapolis 500, things are, uh, full speed ahead for Mike Shank and the Meyer Shank Racing team. It would great to have the fans on hand, too, but Shank is nonetheless fired up just to be part of the greatest spectacle in racing in this Covid 19 year.